Biometric identity systems provide extreme reliability methods for uniquely recognising humans based upon one or more intrinsic physical or behavioural traits. Biometrics is used as a high security form of identity access management and access control. Biometrics is also used to identify individuals in groups that are under surveillance.
Typically BIS’s perform two tasks:
Enrolment: An interface between the individual and the system acquires all the necessary data to uniquely identify the individual. Typically it is an image acquisition system as in facial recognition, but it can change according to the characteristics desired. The data is then stored as a unique template describing the individual.
Verification: In the verification of an individual entering a secure environment, the interface collects data from the individual and compares it to the previously acquired template to uniquely identify the individual using some form of algorithm.
Typically, the BIS is contained within the facility being protected and the enrolment and matching of the Individual is handled by sophisticated scanners and systems. If an ID carrier is used, for example in a biometric passport – the individual is matched to the encrypted template on the passport. In contemporary systems and applications, the enrolment and subsequent verification processes rely on a remote template generation system and local recognition and matching systems at each point of enrolment and verification.
Many of the existing biometric identity solutions are encumbered by:
QikID leverages cloud computing technology to host and centralise the enrolment and verification process. This approach negates the need for any local software and hardware installations and with access to the system is via the QikID secure web gateway, users benefit from a low cost, highly efficient solution suitable for implementation in a broad range of commercial establishments.
In summary, when compared with other BIS technologies currently in market the QikID service allows multiple users to implement and benefit from a Biometric identification solution that is application agnostic, capable of integration with a broad range of tokens and carriers e.g. Images, bar codes and RFID devices and:
QikID provides the solution as either both a multi tenanted cloud platform and a licensed product hosted by the client.