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What is Biometric Security?

Posted on 25th October 2017 by Wilson Alarms

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There are a wide variety of security systems available for both domestic and commercial properties, but it is imperative that you invest in the most appropriate type of security for your requirements. In the latest blog post, we discuss how biometric security works and its common uses.

Biometric security works by measuring the specific characteristics of an individual in order to verify their identity. The intelligent way these systems measure a person’s unique characteristics means it is extremely difficult for someone else to break into a building or system.

The most common biometric security systems make use of iris recognition, fingerprint recognition and voice pattern recognition.

Where is Biometric Security Used?

The most common use for biometric security systems is arguably to secure access to a building. In addition to buildings that hold sensitive information, fingerprint recognition is often used in many office building and workplaces to ensure that only authorised personnel can get past a certain point.


Unless you have a keyless entry system, you may still have to fumble around for your car keys to get into your car, but it is estimated that well over 2 million cars make use of biometric in some form. Voice recognition on Bluetooth or entertainment systems uses the same biometric technology that is used on door entry systems, helping drivers to operate their car, without taking their hands away from the wheel.


As well as keeping the pupils and staff in a school safe, biometric security is commonly used in secondary schools to help pupils check-in and out library books, pay for school meals and record attendance.

Here at Wilson Alarm systems, we have been installing a wide variety of security systems for many years, building up a wealth of knowledge and experience. If you would like our help in securing your property, we welcome you to contact us. Please call 0116 245 3030 today or fill out our online enquiry form.

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