• Besides the workplace security implications mentioned above, biometrics are going to be good for business too. HR departments can use biometrics to collect more accurate attendance, increase employee accountability (and therefore productivity), eliminate unnecessary payroll costs, and reduce labor costs.
  • Nixing ID cards and key fobs also eliminates expensive production photography, printing and lamination costs. And that means it is better for the environment, too.

IN FINANCE

  • Mobile payments are a more popular choice than card payments because they’re considered more secure. An Apple Pay user, for example, can confirm their identity by scanning their finger with their own iPhone. It’s not just cool and secure, it is also contactless – something we can all appreciate after experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Online banking currently relies on passwords and, in rare cases, fingerprints, facial recognition and retinal scans. Considered a vital area for increased protections for both customer and institution alike, the biometric technologies being used are going to be advanced considerably – most likely using two- or multi-factor verification.

IN HEALTHCARE

  • Health care providers have been historically poor at sharing patient data and medical histories with one another due to HIPAA (Health Information Privacy) laws and the patient data protection it requires. Because of this, there’s been no central repository for patient information which can lead to system abuse (especially in the case of prescription addiction). This isn’t just a one-country issue either, it is a global concern.
  • The health care industry will be working to fix this dilemma through the use of biometrics to establish irrefutable identity. It will optimize patient treatment and eliminate the possibility of errors.
  • An added bonus, the employment of this technology will help actual employment too – relieving staff from repetitive, wasteful, time-consuming work related to entering logins, passwords, requesting patient information from one clinic to another (which often requires mounds of paperwork), and more.

There is impressive potential for biometrics in our future, touching almost every facet of our lives and making almost all processes easier and more secure. Because the technology is inventing and innovating by the minute, it is hard to accurately predict what’s possible and how soon we’ll enjoy it in our daily lives. But it’s coming – and fast.

It’s an exciting time to witness. It’s even more thrilling to be a part of. We can’t wait to deploy our BagsID Baggage Biometrics in airports around the world. Why do we consider our technology “biometrics” when it isn’t actually involved with “biological” stuff? It’s easy to explain. Think about it this way:

  • Body type/shape = Baggage type/dimensions/shape
  • Body size/weight = Baggage size/weight/distribution
  • Skin, hair, eye tone/type = Baggage material/color
  • Personal characteristics (freckles, moles, scars, tattoos) = Baggage details (stickers, patches, ribbon, paint) and defects (scratches, dents, tears)

The impact BagsID Baggage Biometrics will have on the environment, on passenger experiences, and on the business of air travel itself is truly inspiring. Just like passwords will be a thing of the past, so will tags.

For more information on our innovative technology and all its uses, applications and benefits, visit: www.bagsID.com. Here’s to a no-tag bag future!