Identification of individuals is a very basic societal requirement. Electronic verification of a person’s identity is of great importance as more interactions take place electronically. Biometric fingerprint identification is a technique used to change the physical attribute of a person ie; his finger print into electronic processes.
Until recently electronic verification was based on something the person had in their possession like a password. But the problem is that these forms aren’t very secure because passwords can be forgotten or taken away.
In biometric finger print identification a scanner is used to get the image of the finger. When a user places his or her finger on the terminals of scanner the image is electronically read, analysed and compared with a previously recorded image of the same finger, which has been stored in finger scan data base. Finger print is a proven technology capable of high levels of accuracy.