Biometrics Usage Statistics 2019

By Brian Rhodes, Published Aug 13, 2019, 09:54am EDT (Info+)

Biometrics are commonly used in phones, but how frequently are they used for access?

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150+ integrators told us how often they use biometrics, when, and why. Inside this report, we examine the trends and the key reasons for and against them.

Results **********

*** ******** ** *********** ******** **** 'never' ** ****** *** **********, **** 63% ** ********* ********* **** ******, if ****, ****:

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*** **** ****** ******* ***** *** the ******* ***:

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  • *** ****** **** ***** ** ****
  • ********** *** ****
  • *** ******* / *** ***********

*** ****** ** *** ********** *** is ********** **** *********** ********** ********* ****.

Biometrics *** **** **** **** ************

**** ******** '**********' ** **** '************', but *** ******* ******** ******** ******* other ***** *** ******** ****** *******.

******, *********** **********/******* *** *** **** common ****** ****, *** *********** ****** using *** ***** ** *** ********** including:

  • ***********
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  • **** ***********
  • ****/******

**** *** ******* '********** ******** **********' since ****. ** **** ****, *** biggest ******* **** **** '**** ***********' and '****/******' **********, ****** ***** ***, and *** ********* ** '** ********' declining *************:

Biggest *******: ** ******

** ***** ** * ****** ****** for *** ********** *** ** ****** no *** **** ******.

***** *** ****** *********** *** *** of *** **** ********* ***** ***** user *********** *** ****** ********* *********, when ********* ** *** ******* **** or ****** ** ******* **********, *********** simply ** ***:

  • "*%. ****** ***** **."
  • "* **** **** ****** ** **** reliable ********* ******* ** *** **** that *** ****** *** ****** ** my *********."
  • "*, ** ****** ********"
  • "*%, ****** *** ***** *** **."
  • "*%. ** **** **** ***** ***** two-factor - **** *** ***, *** no *********. *** ********* ** ********* at **** ****."
  • "* - ** *********** ** *** area ** **** ****"
  • "*%. ** ** *** ********* ** my *********."
  • "****...*********** ****'* ********* ******."
  • "**** - ** **** *** *** a ********* ****** ***."
  • "**** *** ********* *** ********** ** biometrics. ***** *** ***, ****'* ********** enough ** *** *** **."
  • "** **** **** *** **** ****** to ******* *** ****."
  • "****, *** * **** ** *** market"
  • "*% **** ******** **** ****** ******"
  • "*** ******** ** *** ******* ** not ******** ********** ** ** * requirement."
  • "****** ** *** ********* ** **** not *** ****** ******* *** ****."
  • "**** **** *%. ** **** ********** and **** **** ** **** ******'* specifically ****** **."

Limited ***** ******** ** *****

*************, ******* ******** ************ ********* *** appeal ** ******** ********** ***** *** fobs ***** **** ****** **** **********.

***** **** ********** ******** ***** ** overcome ******** **** *****, ************ **** can ** ****, *********, ******, ** stolen *** ********** ******:

  • "** *****'* *** ********** *********. **** just ****** **** ****** *******."
  • "** **** ****** **** ****, *** when ********* **** ** *** *** installation ****, ********** ** *** ***** thing ** *** ***. **** ****** pricing *** *******, ** ** ***** a *** ******* ******** ** ******* card *******."
  • "**** ** *** ****** *** **** in ***** ***** ***** *** *** preferred ******"
  • "********** *****'* ****** ***** *** ** our ****. *** *** ********* ******* were **** ******** ** **** ******* at *** ********."
  • "***, ***** ** ******** **** ********* only, **** ****** ************"
  • "***** ************* ****** **** ******* ** overall **** *** *******."
  • "****** **** *** **** **** ****** end ********* *** **** **** ** use ******** ******* *** ********* ** specific ***** **** ******* **** **** security."
  • "********** *** **** ** ********** *** even ****** ** ******* ****** ***** is * **** ******** ***********."
  • "** **** * **** ******* ****** of ******** *** **********, & **** proposed *** ******** *** *** ******* the ***** ** **** *** **** the **** ** *********** * ******** of ******** ************."

Too ******

******* ** *** '******* *****' ************ are **** ********* *********** *** ******* cost *** **** ******** ** ******** credentials:

  • "* *** ** ****** **** *** idea *** **** ** **** **** on *** *****."
  • "****. *** **** ******** ** ********** is *** *****. ** **** ***** it ** **** *********** ** **** clients."
  • "***** *** **** ********, *** *** enough ************* *** *** ****."
  • "****. *** **** ********* ***."
  • "** *** ********* ******* ** * design ***** **** ********* ****, *** it ***** **** **** **** **** the *********** ******* ***** **** *** the ********** **** ** ***** ****** Alarm.com."
  • "*%. ***** ** **** ******** ** biometrics *** *** ********* **** *** committed ******* ** ***** *** ***********."
  • "*** ********* *** ** ******** * second ****** *** ******** **** "*****" work ***** ******** **** *** ****** system, *** ** ********* **** *** tell * ******** **** **** ******* VM ******* ** ******* ******** ******."
  • "**% *** * ******* **** *** willing ** *** ***."
  • "*%. ** **** **** *** **** demand ** ******* *** ****."
  • "*** *** ***** **** ** *** for *** ********** ****"
  • "****. ****."
  • "*% **** *** ******** ******** *********"
  • "*% - **** ****, ***** ** config, ***** **** **** *******, *** many *** ***** ** ***."

** ***** ** *******, ******** **** readers ********* **** ~$*** - $***, and ********** ***** ***** *** ****** ~$5 - $* ****. *** **** usually ** ******** ** ***** **** in * ********, *** *** ******* cost ** ***** ****/*** ********. *******, the ****** *** ********* ** ******** to **** ******** **** ****** ****** created ** *********** ** *********.

** ********, * ********* ****** ***** ~$500 - $*,*** *** **** *** may *** ** ****** *** *** applications, ****** ******* ****, ******* *****, and ****-***** ****** *******. *** ***** applications, * ********* ********** ** ********* deployed, ********* ** * ****** *********** and ********** ** *********** ********* ********** expense *** ******** ** **** **********.

Too ****

******* *********** ****** ** ********** ** the ****** ** **** ******** ** credential **** * ******.

* ****** ** ******** ***** ****, and ***** *** * ******* ********* as ***** ** **** ***** ** lack ** ******, ** ******* * potential ******** ***** ****** ** ***** being ************** ******* ****** **** ***** the ******:

  • "**** ******* ******* ***** **********, *** once **** *** *** **** *** how ********** ***** **** *** ****** control *******, **** ****** *** ** go **** *****."
  • "*. ** ** *** **** *** way *** ***********. *** * *** at ***. ** ** ****** *******, nothing ***** * *** *** * pin #."
  • "******* **** ****** **** **** ***** is * ******* ** ***** ***."
  • "**%. ** ******* ** *** ** do **** ***** ** **********. ** simply ** ****** ** *** * card ** ***."
  • "****, **** ***. *** ********** ** that ** ** ***** * ******* form ** ***** *** *** ** fast ** ********** * ****.
  • "* **** **** *** ******* ******* biometrics *** ***** ****** ****** ******* system **** ** ****** *** *** readers ** ***** ***** ***** **. Many ** *** ********** **** *********** at *** ******** *** *** **** that **** **** *** ** * hurry, ***** ** * ****** **** of ********.

** ***** ** ************ ** * ****** ****** ******* Problems****, **** *********** *** ******** ****** the **** ** '**** *****', ******* that ********** ***** *** ***** **** rather **** ***** ****** *** *******.

Not ***** *******

**** *********** ********** *** *** ******** experiences, ** ***** ***** ******* ******* concerns ***** ***** ****.

******* *********** ***** ********** **** **** yet ** ******** *** ********* *********** that ******* **** ********** ***:

  • "*% ** ** *** **** **** because ** **** ** ** ** invasive **********. *******, ** *****, ** problem."
  • "****** **% *****, *** ** *** a ****** ** ********* ************ **** mixed *******. ** **** *** ******* with ****** *** ******* **/**/*** *******, but * ***** ******* ***** ********* was * ********. ** **** *** success **** ****** ******* ******."
  • "** **** ************ ******* **** ***** but ****** ***** **** **** **** don't **** ******** **** ******** ***** their ****. **** ******* ** **** say ** *** ****** * ******* of *** **** **** ***** ***'* accept ********* ******* **** * ******* reader. "
  • "**% ***** *** *** **** *** Bioscript ******* **** ****'* ****."
  • "* **** ***** **********, ***** **** biometrics *** ****** ******** ** *******. It's **** **** ** ******** *** employees **** ****** *** *********** **** won't ***** *** ******."
  • "*% ********** *** ** ***** ** as ** *** ****** *** ****** in *** ****. ******* * ****** at **** ***** ** **** ** looking **** **** **. ***** ****** like ***** ***** ** *************** ** databases **** ****** ** *** **** times"
  • "*% - *** *********** **** ******* of ******** ********** *** ****."

******* ******* ** **** ******* ********** like ************ ** ********** ********** ******** problems (**: ******* ******** ** *****) in ********** ******* **** *********** *********** cards *** **** ** *** ****.

Heavy *****

*******, ***** *********** *** ********* *** use ********* ********* ** **** * majority ** *** **** **** ******* higher *** ** ******* *******, ************ the ****** ****:

  • [****** **** **********] "**% ** *** biometrics ****** ******* ******, ** *** finger *** **** ********** ****** ***** are ****, ** ** ****** ****** customer ** ** **** ********* ****** system ****** ** ****. ** ****** can ***** ****** ********** *****."
  • [****** **** **********]"** *** ******** , there ** **% ** ******* ***** are ********** (***********) . *********** ******* are ******** **** *********** *** ** provides ****** ******** ***** ********* **** card ******* ******* *** ** *** most ****** ** ****** **** ******."
  • "**** ** **** *** *** * gymnasium ** **** ** *** **** to **** ******** **** **** ** get ******* *** ****. ** ** not **** ********* **** *** **** to **** ******** ************** *******."
  • "**%. **** ***** *** ********** *** sensitive ***** **** ****** *****."
  • "**% - ****** *** ******** **** for ********** **** ****** *********** ****** now."
  • "** *** ******* ******** **** *** residential ****** ******* ******* *** ********** is * ******** * *****. ******** with ****** *********** ******** *** *** means ** ******* ****** **** ********* seem ** ****."

******* ******** ** ************* ******** ** region *** ***** *********** ******, **** privacy *********** ******** *** ****** ************ ****** ********* ****** ** ********** use ** *** *******.

Biometric ************

** **** *****, *********** **** **** while ********** *** *** ********** ** all ****** ******* *********, **** ******* a ***** *** ** ****** **********.

*********** ************ ******* ***** ********** ** 'high ********' ***** **** *****, ******, storage *******, *** ******/******** *****:

  • "** **** ******* ********* ******* ** high ******** *********. **** ** *** systems ** ****** **** ** ***** one ****** ****."
  • "*% ** *** *** ****** ***** have ********* ****** ***** *******. ** only ******* **** ** *** ****** department ******** ***** *** ******** ******* rooms. **** ** *** **** *********** for ******* ********** *******."
  • "***** *%. ** *** *** ******** put ** **** ******** ** ********** so **** **** *** *** **** to ***** *****."
  • "**** **** *%, **** **** *** customers *** **** **** ******** ***** or ********* **** **** **** ** make ***** *** ****** ****."
  • "** *** **** ** ***** **** require ****** **************. ***** *****, ** rooms, ***** *****."
  • "**%, ****** ** ******* ******, *** the ******** *** ***** *****"
  • "**** ** ********** *****"
  • "**% ****** ** ********** **** ****** recognition ** **********. **** ******** ***** here *** *****. * *** ** people **** *** **** *** **** to **** **** ** *** *****."

China **** *********** *********

*** ****** *** *** ******* ********* from ****** *****, ***** *** ************* deployed **********, ************ **** *********** ** a ********** *******.

**** *** ******** ** *** *** and ********* ** ******* ** ***** projects **"********* ******": ******* **** ********* ********* Ethnic ********,******* ****** ******* ****** *********** *** Here, ******** ********** ****** *********** *****.

***** *** ********** ** ******* ***** used *** ******** *** ************ ******* traditional ******, ******* ******* **** ****** the ***** *** ******.

*******, *********** *** **** ** ******** from ******* ******* *** *******, *** statistics ** *** ******* ****** *** region's *****.

Comments (1)

If you are comfortable with the biometrics a smartphone provides, use a mobile credential that has implemented it. That way there's nothing to add at the door. Well implemented the administrator should be able to set up when and where a biometric is required on a group by group basis.

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