Rapid strides being made in the arena of information technology has proven to be a mixed blessing for individuals and institutions who have cared to tap the same for growth and development. Extrapolating information technology along with all its concomitant segments to the national scale, it won’t be out of place and an exaggeration to state that computing processes and the internet have both benefited and adversely affected of crucial CNI facilities.
CNI (communication, navigation, and identification) services generally relate to government/public facilities included under the categories of ‘information technology’, military, science, medicine/medical, engineering, transportation, and all other industrial or commercial segments that are critical to a nation’s economic and social security. Unethical hackers and cyber terrorists as well as insurgents entering a country can access the innermost precincts by exploiting the drawbacks of conventional access control systems. In this respect, Biometric security access control systems have turned out to be more reliable than the traditional mechanisms in terms of effectiveness, installation and maintenance costs, and versatility.
Biometric security access control systems including fingerprint scanners, fingerprint password lock smart card, RFID card biometric fingerprint door access control systems, and retinal eye scanners have some distinct advantages over mechanical keys and plastic cards in furnishing access. The biometric security scanners and hand geometry readers provide access control which is non-transferable. The time-honored mechanical locks can get misplaced or can be duplicated, thereby jeopardizing the security of the premises. Even the electronic door or safe lock system is vulnerable to getting tampered with. However, there is hardly any way to break into the hardware or software of the biometric access control systems since a specific card will provide access only when it recognizes the fingerprint or facial profile of the actual bearer whose biometric details have been fed into the system. So, the real owner has to be present in person in order to gain entry and no other individual will be able to use the card.
At the core of biometric technologies are aspects that make the systems exploiting the same, almost impregnable with respect to gaining access in different areas? The essence of biometric technology revolves around an individual behavioral peculiarities or physical features which are unique. The uniqueness or exclusivity of a person’s biometric characteristics renders the designing of access control systems based on this aspect more fruitful compared to the standardized token-oriented or alphanumerical data-based counterparts. An authentication system based on biometrics usually creates an individual’s identity by comparing and contrasting the binary code of that person’s distinctive biological characteristic with that of an electronically or digitally maintained feature called biometric.
A biometric access control reader recognizes an individual by sifting through the entire database of biometric data archived in its core for tallying the person’s features with the ones that is locked within its system.
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