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Biometric Authentication Vs Identity Verification – What’s The Difference?

Biometric Authentication Vs Identity Verification

Biometric Authentication Vs Identity Verification – What’s The Difference?

20 years ago, most people knew nothing about biometric authentication and identity verification. Now, this technology is right in our pocket. Many of us use fingerprint scanners and Face ID multiple times a day, but do we really know that much about it? Today, we’re breaking down biometric authentication and identity verifications, and we’re figuring out how they’re different.

There’s a Difference?

On the surface, it seems like anything that’s considered biometric authentication would also be considered identity verification. In reality, it is a much more complex process than that. Let’s start by breaking down the two terms.

What is Biometric Authentication?

Biometric authentication relies on individuals’ unique biological characteristics to verify that they are who they say they are. This is typically used to gain access to buildings, rooms, and computing devices. Some methods of biometric authentication are iris scanning, fingerprint scanning, facial recognition, and voice identification.

What is Identity Verification?

Traditionally, identity verification works by manually comparing a form of legal identification with a person who is physically present. Identity verification is used for processes that require security, such as opening a bank account or becoming a new employee at a company.

The Difference

You can use biometric authentication and identity verification together or separately. Biometric facial recognition can be used for identity verification. In that case, biometric authentication and identity verification are two pieces of one puzzle. Separately, they serve the different functions previously specified: granting access and comparing one’s ID with their physical presence.

Fidentity Facial Recognition

The Fidentity Visitor Management System (VMS) uses facial recognition for identity verification. When visitors or employees enter the building, they can scan their face at the kiosk to sign in or clock in. Using identity verification allows for a high level of security. Facial recognition allows for a simple, efficient sign-in process. The Fidentity VMS is safe and makes sign-in quick so you can be more productive. Check out Fidentity to learn how you can start improving your office today.

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