Businesses are the target of a new British Security Industry Association guide, produced to provide practical information on biometric security solutions.
"Biometric technology has hit the headlines on many occasions over the past year thanks to the government's plans for biometric ID cards," said BSIA Technical Director, Alex Carmichael.
"As biometric technology is developing, more and more businesses are starting to consider using the technology to enhance their premises' security. This new publication provides essential guidance for businesses that are in this position."
The "Users' Practical Guide to Biometrics" outlines the factors that should be borne in mind when considering using biometric technology as part of a security solution.
By offering practical advice on choosing the right biometric, understanding the technology and deciphering the jargon, the publication provides businesses with easy-to-follow guidance.
A biometric is the automated means of recognising a living person by either a physiological or behavioural trait, which is unique to an individual and cannot therefore be passed on, or easily duplicated.
Some of the more familiar biometrics are fingerprint, facial recognition, hand geometry and iris recognition.
* To download your copy of the BSIA "Users' Practical Guide to Biometrics" visit bsia.co.uk/download.html