DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AUTOMATED FINGERPRINT AS A MEANS OF SECURITY IN RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS

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CHAPTER ONE

                                                INTRODUCTION

  • Background to the Study

 

When we interact with others we are used to identifying them by their physicalappearance their voice or other sensory data. When we need proof of identity beyondphysical appearance we obtain a signature or we look at a photo identification card. Incyberspace, where people need to interact with digital systems or with one anotherremotely, we do not have these tried and true means of identification available.In almost all cases we cannot see, hear or obtain a signature from the person withwhom we are interacting. Biometrics, the measurement of unique physical characteristics,is an ideal solution to the problem of identification. Biometrics makes it possible toidentify ourselves to digital systems and through these systems identify ourselves toothers in cyberspace. With biometrics we create a digital personal that make ourtransactions and interactions in cyberspace convenient and secure. Of all the biometricsavailable including face, ins and retina scanning voice identification and others, thefingerprint is one of the most convenient and foolproof.Fingerprints have been used for centuries for identification and we have asubstantial body of real world data upon which to base our claim of the uniqueness offingerprints. It is scanning for instance is an entirely new science for which there is littleor no real world data

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