Fingerprint recognition or authentication is the automated method of identifying or verifying a match between two human fingerprints.
Fingerprint is one of biometric method for authorizing and verifying an individual identity. An electronic device is used to capture and digitising fingerprint pattern which has been used further for authorisation of person’s identity. Fingerprint recognition gained popularity due to the ease of acquisition and established use as compared to other biometric techniques.
It is considered as reliable way of providing access as fingerprints tend to remain consistent throughout life unless someone experiences some mishappenings such as accidents which can damage fingerprints.
- Fingerprint recognition can be used as access mechanism
- Reduction in amount of human work
- Accepted in legal community