â€œBiometrics in Physical Access Control â€“ Issues, Status and Trends,â€ the latest white paper from the Security Industry Association (SIA), Alexandria, Va., examines how biometrics are integrated into access control applications and the key issues to be considered when using a biometric device.
A primary goal of the paper is to educate and inform users about the potential of biometrics in access control and its many benefits.
â€œModern biometrics has been gaining acceptance for only the last five to 10 years,â€ said Joe Turek, chair of SIAâ€™s biometrics industry group and president of Biometrics2000 Corp. â€œOnly through education can this industry provide the end user quality integration of biometrics and security solutions.â€
The paper was produced by SIAâ€™s biometrics industry group as part of a series â€œGuide to the Usage of Biometrics.â€ This paper joins â€œBiometrics in the Workplace.â€ The group plans to produce additional papers in 2006.
â€œBy producing this white paper, SIA hopes to further the marketâ€™s overall understanding of how to successfully implement biometrics,â€ said Bill Spence, vice chair of SIAâ€™s biometrics industry group and vice president of Recognition Systems Inc.
The report serves as a resource for large and small companies who want to integrate biometrics components into their physical access control systems. The report can be downloaded for free at SIAâ€™s Web site, www.siaonline.org.