Fingerprint recognition enables an easy-to-use, reliable and cost-efficient way to authenticate individuals. The technology’s advantages have already led to the widespread use of fingerprint sensors in mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets. But the future holds many more attractive applications of biometrics and fingerprint recognition, such as in payments, automotive, wearables and home appliances.
This white paper was created by Security Industry Association (SIA) member Fingerprints to help device makers, customers, partners and anyone else who needs a better understanding of the biometric world. The contents draw on the extensive experience of biometric systems within Fingerprints and focus on fingerprint recognition, being the dominant biometric technology used for authentication and identification. This white paper deals with authentication and identification in general and the various biometric modalities currently used for authentication and includes a detailed explanation of fingerprint recognition.