Biometrics is the measurement and statistical analysis of people's physical and behavioral characteristics. The technology is mainly used for identification and access control, or for identifying individuals that are under surveillance. The basic premise of biometric authentication is that everyone is unique and an individual can be identified by his or her intrinsic physical or behavioral traits. (The term "biometrics" is derived from the Greek words "bio" meaning life and "metric" meaning to measure.)

There are two main types of biometric identifiers:
1.Physiological characteristics: The shape or composition of the body.
2.Behavioral characteristics: The behavior of a person.


  • Fingerprint Recognition. ...
  • Face Recognition. ...
  • Iris Recognition. ...
  • Voice Recognition. ...
  • Signature Recognition. ...

A fingerprint reader is used to provide an added layer of security for your computer. Fingerprint readers have taken computer security to the next level by using fingerprints to verify the user before they access the computer or its files. Remembering too many passwords can be a bit difficult, fingerprint readers thus come to the rescue with its simplified security process. A fingerprint reader ensures that only the verified users have access to your computer, provisioning data security. Now that you would like to get one installed, here is a simple process to do it in just a few steps.

  • Insert the software installation disc that came along with your fingerprint reader, into the disc drive of your computer
  • Once detected, your computer should run the program automatically
  • If it doesn’t, then go check out the disc file and open the setup program manually
  • If yours is a plug and play device, plug the fingerprint reader into your computer’s USB port
  • Follow the steps the installation wizard prompts you to. Choose the location for installing the software. Once the installation is complete, click the close or finish button to end the process
  • Once you plug the fingerprint reader into the appropriate port of your computer, place the reader on a convenient surface
  • Make sure the reader is easily accessible since you will be using it for accessing the computer most of the times
  • You may use the fingerprint reader software in order to register more than one fingerprint
  • Once your fingerprints are registered, the reader is all set to provide a verified access every time you or someone else wants to access your computer