Fingerprint Security Banks In On Biometric Uniqueness

Robberies, break-ins and burglaries are more common than you think in business premises. It could be an insider job, in some cases it is carefully planned attempts or simply someone who sees the opportunity of relaxed security in a premise and takes advantage of the situation. Surprisingly, according to FBI data in 2010, of all burglaries, 32.2% were unlawful entries without force. Looking at this fact alone, we could relate it to the slack attitudes towards security, which in turn could cost unforeseeable losses of property and lives. “This would never happen to me” can’t be applied in business organizations or even at home for that matter and it is wise to be alert and to set up security plans before anything occurs.

Outside intruders are dangerous but there are many cases of theft involving insiders too 

In this day and age, choices are aplenty for security systems. Keys have been around for centuries but as technology continues to advance, the risk of having keys is multiplying, making it susceptible to theft at any time. Recent news by Today News states that now perpetrators can take a picture of your keys and have them duplicated through this website by just sending the photos and the keys will be mailed to you at $6.  Card system is another security solution that is common due to cost and easy implementation but at the same time it poses the threat of stolen cards and compromised identity.

While keys and locks are made of steel, the security can be compromised

Biometrics has become a trend in the last 10 years because it banks in on the uniqueness of one’s identity for verification. No one has the same fingerprint; even twin studies suggest that while the each twin has the same DNA carbon copy, the ridges and valleys of their fingerprints are determined by the stress received in the womb. No twin has the same exact fingerprints. Hence, biometric technique such as fingerprint, iris, facial recognition, voice and etc have been well accepted for security products.

For a fingerprint to work as a security solution, the image of a fingerprint is transformed using an algorithm to be stored as a string of numbers as identification. Matching live fingerprint needs to be produced for identity verification before the system could proceed to other instructions such as opening doors and all activities are recorded for audit trails. The advancement of fingerprint technology makes it difficult for any culprit to steal an identity to access a certain premise unnoticed.

Encryption keys are generated from fingerprints through algorithm

FingerTec R3, the latest multimedia door access system provides not only the benefits of fingerprint technology but it can also be combined with card technology and PIN security for added protection. Loaded with 3000 templates, R3 links the hardware to door access accessories along with the perfect complimentary software, Ingress for a complete door access solution at an affordable rate. Let FingerTec R3 provide you the security for keyless solutions. More information on R3 can be found here 

By FingerTec Editorial Team

Robberies, break-ins and burglaries are more common than you think in business premises. It could be an insider job, in some cases it is c...


Shaping Corporate Culture One Article At A Time

Tuesday 9 December 2014 0 Comments

From 2008 until recently, in seven years, I have written a total of 138 entries for my blog posts. Now it’s time for me to bid farewell to my readers, which mainly consist of our staff, resellers, customers and people who are curious to know what’s inside a CEO’s brain.

But what’s the reason for this farewell? My answer is simple, because I have extensively covered most of my views regarding corporate culture and the future; it has become increasingly harder for me to churn out new points without repeating some old ones. And, I hate repetitions.

“If every day at work feels like a Friday, then you are doing what you were meant to do.” 
― Alan W. Kennedy
Yes, I talked a lot about corporate culture in my blog entries. It’s well reflected that I place very high esteem to shape better corporate culture in running the company. I always believe that if a company has a good culture, it makes things right. Just like the book I recently read, “How Google Works”, co-authored by Eric Schmidt (Google Executive Chairman) and Jonathan Rosenberg (former Google SVP of Products), both stressed that when starting a new company or initiative, culture is the most important thing to consider.

'How Google Works' 2014 by Eric Schmidt & Jonathan Rosenberg

They’ve collectively mentioned, “The founders didn’t care about maximizing the short-term value and marketability of their stock, because they knew that recording the company’s unique values for future employees and partners would be far more instrumental to long-term success.”

And I saw those companies that truly value corporate culture, not just the ones which superficially display something to uplift their company’s image, would normally place long-term development before the short-term profit.

Our Practical Branding and Internet Ecosystem efforts, which I had elaborated in my previous blog entries, clearly were the two pillars we laid in our foundation to face future odds and challenges. Besides, focusing on building a Great Workplace and centering on the User Experience in our products are the other two pillars to ensure that we capture the brightest talents, and produce products that are welcomed by the customers. 

Putting together the puzzle pieces of what defines great corporate culture.

These are the topics I shared in my blog posts. Those who expect me to share more industry and product know-how would be disappointed. Even the handful of my commentaries on these topics were mostly conceptual, rather than factual. 

Without my contribution, our official blog site will still be continued, but it will head towards the direction of factual information, which will be contributed mainly by our marketing team.

I’ll select some of my articles, edit and compile them into an e-book version. Not only for the purpose of recollection, but more importantly to remind ourselves from time to time not to lose our bearings.

My blog posts end here, but the FingerTec story continues…..

By Teh Hon Seng, CEO, FingerTec HQ

From 2008 until recently, in seven years, I have written a total of 138 entries for my blog posts. Now it’s time for me to bid farewell t...