Campus Cards, College and University Identification and Security

ColorID: Biometric use increasing on campus

Tuesday, September 14, 2010
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Biometrics are being used more frequently on campus for access to high-security areas, says David Stallsmith, director of product marketing at ColorID. Data centers, animal labs and for securing nuclear material used in medical facilities are the areas where two-factor authentication, a card and biometric, are being used.

Stallsmith also says that the “ick” factor around biometrics is declining as campuses and individuals realize that the identification technology offers greater security. As for modalities, iris is growing in popularity and fingerprint is also popular.

Focus shifting from high security to convenience, speed

Zack Martin, Editor, Avisian Publications

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