Biometric technologies are becoming the foundation of an extensive array of highly secure identification and personal verification solutions. As the level of security breaches and transaction fraud increases, the need for highly secure identification and personal verification technologies is becoming apparent.
The advantage of using biometrics over other technologies in the areas of identification and verification is that a biometrics technique cannot be easily transferred between individuals. Further, it represents as unique an identifier as is possible at this time.
WHY MULTIPLE BIOMETRICS?
A biometric system which relies only on a single biometric identifier is often not able to meet the desired identification performance requirements. The VCS solution utilizes a multimodal biometric system integrating face recognition and signature verification in making a personal identification.
WHAT IS BIOMETRICS?
Biometrics are automated methods of recognizing a person based on a physiological or behavioral characteristic Biometric recognition technology relies upon the physical characteristics of an individual such as facial, signature, fingerprint and voice offering positive identification that is difficult to counterfeit. Biometrics is broken into two segments; physiological biometric features include height, weight, ears, the pattern of veins, retina or iris, the face and the patterns on fingers (fingerprints); and behavioral biometrics are voice patterns, signature and keystroke sequences and gait (the body movement while walking). Verified Care Solutions combines both physiological (face) and behavioral biometrics (signature) for maximum positive identification.
Some biometric features are persistent over time while others change. All biometric features are deemed ‘unique’ but some are less ‘distinct’ than others and thus less useful for automated identification purposes. The distinctiveness of any biometric feature depends also on the effectiveness of the sampling technique used to measure it, as well as the efficiency of the matching process used to declare a ‘match’ between two samples. Biometric identification is a technique that uses biometric features to identify human beings. Biometrics are used to strongly link a stored identity to the physical person this represents. Since a person’s biometric features are a part of his or her body, they will always be with that person where ever he/she goes and available to prove his or her identity. Verified Care Solutions uses biometrics as a unique identifier of both the HCA and the client.
WHY DO WE NEED IT?
• It increases accountability. Used with applications, biometrics can help eliminate instances of identity fraud and misuse of or access to confidential information and documents. Within the In Home Care Industry, biometrics identifies and confirms that authorized health care aids are providing services to clients.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
• A biometric authentication system is essentially a method of establishing a person’s identity by comparing the binary code of a uniquely specific biological or physical characteristic to the binary code of an electronically stored characteristic called a biometric template. The defining factor for implementing a biometric authentication system is that it cannot fall prey to hackers; it can’t be shared, lost, or guessed. Simply put, a biometric authentication system is an efficient way to replace the traditional password or punching of keys on a phone based authentication system
• Dynamic Signature Verification
Dynamic signature verification is an automated method of comparing an individual’s signature. It uses the touch of the finger and surface on our proprietary tablet on which a person writes. The signature is compared and stored next to the master signature located in an offsite network server.
• Facial Recognition
Facial recognition is an automated method to record the spatial geometry of distinguishing features of the face. Different methods of facial recognition among various vendors all focus on measures of key features. Our facial recognition identity system compares a current picture with a master file picture to confirm the identification of the health care aide. The picture is stored on the network server and is available for auditors to compare the actual photo with the master file entry.
Biometric devices have been in the marketplace for over two decades and are the technology of the millennium. Incorporating biometrics identity verification can substantially enhance authentication services. The advantage of using biometrics over other technologies in the areas of identification and verification is that a biometrics technique cannot be easily transferred between individuals. Further, it represents as unique an identifier as is possible at this time.