A few years ago, seeing a person identified among thousands through the characteristics of his face, his voice or the iris of his eyes was only the subject of sci-fi films.
Today, digital transactions have grown exponentially and digital security has therefore taken a leading role in our daily activities; so many companies are increasingly using the use of biometrics, which by their specific characteristics and through mathematical and statistical models, make it possible to identify people with a high rate of effectiveness and low error rate.
There are different types of biometrics, which can be categorized by specific behavioral traits such as: signature, writing and walking among others. And there are other biometrics that based on physical characteristics are considered as static: fingerprint, facial, retina and iris recognition among others.
One of the safest biometrics for identification and not changing over time is iris recognition. The iris is a muscle within the eye that regulates the size of the pupil, controlling the amount of light that enters the eye. Although genetically identical, an individual's irises are unique and structurally distinct, allowing it to be used for recognition purposes.
Today we know that each eye is unique, and that iris recognition can contain up to 400 verifiable parameters that are used in secure transactions such as:
• Real vs. ID comparison (passports/visas)
• Access control
• Location and identification in databases
Using iris recognition as a biometric for people recognition is an important step every company can take to increase the security of its transactions; however, it is recommended that you run technological solutions that use more than one biometric, to make your security platform stronger.