Biometrics Usage Statistics 2019

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 13, 2019

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 **********

*** ******** ** *********** answered **** '*****' ** seldom *** **********, **** 63% ** ********* ********* them ******, ** ****, used:

*** **** ****** ******* given *** *** ******* use:

  • ** ******** ******
  • *** *********
  • *** ****** **** ***** or ****
  • ********** *** ****
  • *** ******* / *** Experiences

*** ****** ** *** surprising *** ** ********** with *********** ********** ********* ****.

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

**** ******** '**********' ** mean '************', *** *** overall ******** ******** ******* other ***** *** ******** access *******.

******, *********** **********/******* *** the **** ****** ****** used, *** *********** ****** using *** ***** ** the ********** *********:

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

**** *** ******* '********** favorite **********' ***** ****. In **** ****, *** biggest ******* **** **** 'face ***********' *** '****/******' increasing, ****** ***** ***, and *** ********* ** 'no ********' ********* *************:

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

** ***** ** * single ****** *** *** biometrics *** ** ****** no *** **** ******.

***** *** ****** *********** are *** ** *** most ********* ***** ***** user *********** *** ****** functions *********, **** ********* do *** ******* **** or ****** ** ******* biometrics, *********** ****** ** not:

  • "*%. ****** ***** **."
  • "* **** **** ****** to **** ******** ********* systems ** *** **** that *** ****** *** budget ** ** *********."
  • "*, ** ****** ********"
  • "*%, ****** *** ***** for **."
  • "*%. ** **** **** folks ***** ***-****** - card *** ***, *** no *********. *** ********* by ********* ** **** time."
  • "* - ** *********** in *** **** ** this ****"
  • "*%. ** ** *** important ** ** *********."
  • "****...*********** ****'* ********* ******."
  • "**** - ** **** not *** * ********* client ***."
  • "**** *** ********* *** interested ** **********. ***** who ***, ****'* ********** enough ** *** *** it."
  • "** **** **** *** seen ****** ** ******* the ****."
  • "****, *** * **** in *** ******"
  • "*% **** ******** **** little ******"
  • "*** ******** ** *** clients ** *** ******** biometrics ** ** * requirement."
  • "****** ** *** ********* he **** *** *** anyone ******* *** ****."
  • "**** **** *%. ** hate ********** *** **** sell ** **** ******'* specifically ****** **."

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

*************, ******* ******** ************ mentioned *** ****** ** physical ********** ***** *** fobs ***** **** ****** than **********.

***** **** ********** ******** claim ** ******** ******** with *****, ************ **** can ** ****, *********, broken, ** ****** *** biometrics ******:

  • "** *****'* *** ********** customers. **** **** ****** card ****** *******."
  • "** **** ****** **** jobs, *** **** ********* look ** *** *** installation ****, ********** ** the ***** ***** ** get ***. **** ****** pricing *** *******, ** is ***** * *** expense ******** ** ******* card *******."
  • "**** ** *** ****** are **** ** ***** where ***** *** *** preferred ******"
  • "********** *****'* ****** ***** off ** *** ****. All *** ********* ******* were **** ******** ** card ******* ** *** facility."
  • "***, ***** ** ******** with ********* ****, **** visual ************"
  • "***** ************* ****** **** readers ** ******* **** are *******."
  • "****** **** *** **** with ****** *** ********* and **** **** ** use ******** ******* *** biometric ** ******** ***** that ******* **** **** security."
  • "********** *** **** ** administer *** **** ****** to ******* ****** ***** is * **** ******** application."
  • "** **** * **** limited ****** ** ******** for **********, & **** proposed *** ******** *** not ******* *** ***** or **** *** **** the **** ** *********** a ******** ** ******** fingerprints."

Too ******

******* ** *** '******* value' ************ *** **** biometric *********** *** ******* cost *** **** ******** to ******** ***********:

  • "* *** ** ****** like *** **** *** tend ** **** **** on *** *****."
  • "****. *** **** ******** in ********** ** *** there. ** **** ***** it ** **** *********** to **** *******."
  • "***** *** **** ********, but *** ****** ************* for *** ****."
  • "****. *** **** ********* yet."
  • "** *** ********* ******* on * ****** ***** they ********* ****, *** it ***** **** **** will **** *** *********** request ***** **** *** the ********** **** ** Brivo ****** *****.***."
  • "*%. ***** ** **** interest ** ********** *** our ********* **** *** committed ******* ** ***** and ***********."
  • "*** ********* *** ** requires * ****** ****** and ******** **** "*****" work ***** ******** **** the ****** ******, *** is ********* **** *** tell * ******** **** need ******* ** ******* or ******* ******** ******."
  • "**% *** * ******* most *** ******* ** pay ***."
  • "*%. ** **** **** not **** ****** ** justify *** ****."
  • "*** *** ***** **** to *** *** *** additional ****"
  • "****. ****."
  • "*% **** *** ******** separate *********"
  • "*% - **** ****, heavy ** ******, ***** from **** *******, *** many *** ***** ** see."

** ***** ** *******, standard **** ******* ********* cost ~$*** - $***, and ********** ***** ***** are ****** ~$* - $7 ****. *** **** usually ** ******** ** every **** ** * facility, *** *** ******* cost ** ***** ****/*** issuance. *******, *** ****** can ********* ** ******** to **** ******** **** little ****** ******* ** environment ** *********.

** ********, * ********* reader ***** ~$*** - $1,000 *** **** *** may *** ** ****** for *** ************, ****** parking ****, ******* *****, and ****-***** ****** *******. For ***** ************, * secondary ********** ** ********* deployed, ********* ** * common *********** *** ********** of *********** ********* ********** expense *** ******** ** card **********.

Too ****

******* *********** ****** ** biometrics ** *** ****** of **** ******** ** credential **** * ******.

* ****** ** ******** noted ****, *** ***** not * ******* ********* as ***** ** **** price ** **** ** demand, ** ******* * potential ******** ***** ****** by ***** ***** ************** through ****** **** ***** the ******:

  • "**** ******* ******* ***** biometrics, *** **** **** see *** **** *** how ********** ***** **** the ****** ******* *******, they ****** *** ** go **** *****."
  • "*. ** ** *** slow *** *** *** proprietary. *** * *** at ***. ** ** humble *******, ******* ***** a *** *** * pin #."
  • "******* **** ****** **** prox ***** ** * problem ** ***** ***."
  • "**%. ** ******* ** has ** ** **** speed ** **********. ** simply ** ****** ** use * **** ** fob."
  • "****, **** ***. *** perception ** **** ** is ***** * ******* form ** ***** *** not ** **** ** presenting * ****.
  • "* **** **** *** clients ******* ********** *** their ****** ****** ******* system **** ** ****** out *** ******* ** smart ***** ***** **. Many ** *** ********** grow *********** ** *** slowness *** *** **** that **** **** *** in * *****, ***** is * ****** **** of ********.

** ***** ** ************ ** * ****** Access ******* ************, **** *********** *** directly ****** *** **** of '**** *****', ******* that ********** ***** *** doors **** ****** **** being ****** *** *******.

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

**** *********** ********** *** bad ******** ***********, ** where ***** ******* ******* concerns ***** ***** ****.

******* *********** ***** ********** they **** *** ** overcome *** ********* *********** that ******* **** ********** use:

  • "*% ** ** *** push **** ******* ** feel ** ** ** invasive **********. *******, ** asked, ** *******."
  • "****** **% *****, *** we *** * ****** of ********* ************ **** mixed *******. ** **** had ******* **** ****** and ******* **/**/*** *******, but * ***** ******* using ********* *** * disaster. ** **** *** success **** ****** ******* though."
  • "** **** ************ ******* many ***** *** ****** still **** **** **** don't **** ******** **** requires ***** ***** ****. Even ******* ** **** say ** *** ****** a ******* ** *** eyes **** ***** ***'* accept ********* ******* **** a ******* ******. "
  • "**% ***** *** *** from *** ********* ******* that ****'* ****."
  • "* **** ***** **********, cause **** ********** *** always ******** ** *******. It's **** **** ** convince *** ********* **** taking *** *********** **** won't ***** *** ******."
  • "*% ********** *** ** avoid ** ** ** has ****** *** ****** in *** ****. ******* I ****** ** **** point ** **** ** looking **** **** **. Silly ****** **** ***** hands ** *************** ** databases **** ****** ** too **** *****"
  • "*% - *** *********** with ******* ** ******** technology *** ****."

******* ******* ** **** contact ********** **** ************ or ********** ********** ******** problems (**: ******* ******** of *****) ** ********** systems **** *********** *********** cards *** **** ** not ****.

Heavy *****

*******, ***** *********** *** responded *** *** ********* regularly ** **** * majority ** *** **** cite ******* ****** *** in ******* *******, ************ the ****** ****:

  • [****** **** **********] "**% We *** ********** ****** control ******, ** *** finger *** **** ********** reader ***** *** ****, so ** ****** ****** customer ** ** **** Biometric ****** ****** ****** of ****. ** ****** can ***** ****** ********** cards."
  • [****** **** **********]"** *** projects , ***** ** 40% ** ******* ***** are ********** (***********) . Fingerprint ******* *** ******** very *********** *** ** provides ****** ******** ***** comparing **** **** ******* Suprema *** ** *** most ****** ** ****** East ******."
  • "**** ** **** *** for * ********* ** they ** *** **** to **** ******** **** them ** *** ******* the ****. ** ** not **** ********* **** the **** ** **** multiple ************** *******."
  • "**%. **** ***** *** biometrics *** ********* ***** like ****** *****."
  • "**% - ****** *** customer **** *** ********** with ****** *********** ****** now."
  • "** *** ******* ******** with *** *********** ****** control ******* *** ********** is * ******** * trend. ******** **** ****** credentials ******** *** *** means ** ******* ****** that ********* **** ** like."

******* ******** ** ************* impacted ** ****** *** local *********** ******, **** privacy *********** ******** *** ****** ************ ****** ********* ****** on ********** *** ** key *******.

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

** **** *****, *********** note **** ***** ********** are *** ********** ** all ****** ******* *********, they ******* * ***** fit ** ****** **********.

*********** ************ ******* ***** biometrics ** '**** ********' areas **** *****, ******, storage *******, *** ******/******** Rooms:

  • "** **** ******* ********* readers ** **** ******** locations. **** ** *** systems ** ****** **** at ***** *** ****** room."
  • "*% ** *** *** access ***** **** ********* finger ***** *******. ** only ******* **** ** our ****** ********** ******** rooms *** ******** ******* rooms. **** ** *** main *********** *** ******* biometrics *******."
  • "***** *%. ** *** one ******** *** ** iris ******** ** ********** so **** **** *** not **** ** ***** cards."
  • "**** **** *%, **** used *** ********* *** very **** ******** ***** or ********* **** **** want ** **** ***** new ****** ****."
  • "** *** **** ** doors **** ******* ****** authentication. ***** *****, ** rooms, ***** *****."
  • "**%, ****** ** ******* system, *** *** ******** and ***** *****"
  • "**** ** ********** *****"
  • "**% ****** ** ********** with ****** *********** ** MorphoWave. **** ******** ***** here *** *****. * lot ** ****** **** the **** *** **** to **** **** ** the *****."

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

*** ****** *** *** receive ********* **** ****** China, ***** *** ************* deployed **********, ************ **** recognition ** * ********** fashion.

**** *** ******** ** the *** *** ********* of ******* ** ***** projects **"********* ******": ******* **** Companies ********* ****** ********,******* ****** ******* ****** Recognition *** ****, ******** ********** ****** *********** Guide.

***** *** ********** ** clearly ***** **** *** purposes *** ************ ******* traditional ******, ******* ******* uses ****** *** ***** are ******.

*******, *********** *** **** is ******** **** ******* outside *** *******, *** statistics ** *** ******* depict *** ******'* *****.

Comments (1)

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