2015 has seen biometrics in the public eye as never before. More and more devices and platforms have adopted the technology across multiple sectors, from airlines to financial services providers.
Biometrics isn’t a new concept. It has been around in a formalised way since the late 19th century when police forces began to use fingerprint identification to track and arrest criminals. The more recent leap forward in biometrics has been due to the ready availability of technology needed for automatic biometric recognition. The penetration of smartphones and tablets for both business and personal use is accelerating the push into everyday life.