|Biometrics: lose your keys - deliberately!|
New biometrics business opens - fingerprint technology for access
It seems the latest ‘Must Have’ lifestyle accessories come at us thick and fast, but does a Blackberry or a Phillipe Stark chair really make our life simpler or better?
The latest addition to the smartest homes and businesses claims to do just that, by finally ridding us of one of the heaviest and most valuable possessions found in every handbag or pocket: our keys.
UK Biometrics, Britain’s leading provider of fingerprint entry and time & attendance solutions has recently opened an office in Chiswick to serve North and West London.
Regional Director Joy Phillips has moved to the biometrics sector after enjoying a successful career in IT solution sales.
The word ‘biometrics’ is derived from two Greek words, bios meaning "life", and metron meaning "to measure". In short, biometrics is the science of automated methods for recognising people based upon physical characteristics.
Their biometric locks operate in exactly the same way as a conventional lock except your fingerprint is the only key you will ever need. Police from Community Police Officers to senior ranks have been quick to commend biometrics. Chief Superintendent Chris Matchell said “I think it is an absolutely brilliant idea”.
But clever technology and an easy life are not the only advantages to biometric systems. This James Bond technology definitely has the ‘Wow’ factor.
“Our locks are increasingly being specified on high value homes, children’s nurseries and businesses. The feedback we get is fantastic. People can forget heavy bunches of keys and worries over security, but it is what we call the ‘gadget effect’ that is funny. Our customers complain that initially they have to drag staff and guests away from the door because they are playing with our locks”.
October 17, 2007