Biometric hand scanners are probably one of the simplest of the biometric devices, but using biometric palm scanners is actually a good way to have a reliable but cost effective biometric access scanning system that will guarantee improved security.
After all, while a fingerprint is much easier to fake or copy, a whole hand is much more of a challenge for anyone that would try to get into the system.
Think about it for a minute: the size of fingerprints doesn’t really vary too much from person to person, but the size of a hand tends to be different.
In fact, it is very difficult to find two people that have hands that are nearly identical, as all of the features a hand tend to be very different.
Several different biometric characteristics of a hand include thinner or thicker fingers, a longer palm, a wider palm, or a palm that has a deeper indentation in the middle.
In fact, short of actually using the hand itself to cast a duplicate, it is nearly impossible to fool biometric palm scanners or biometric hand readers that use the new 3D hand imaging software.
These biometrics 3D imaging scanners don’t just capture the size of your hand and the actual prints themselves, but they will actually make a 3D image of the hand that is being pressed onto biometrics fingerprint readers.
If the 3D image of the hand doesn’t exactly or very nearly perfectly fit the 3D image of the authenticated hands in the biometric database, the lock won’t open.
These 3D imaging biometric scanners are the best of the best, and it takes a good deal of hard work to fool them - hard work that your average thief wouldn’t invest into stealing something from a locked room or security safe.
Unless you are storing something that is very, very valuable, one of these types of biometric security scanners should be more than enough to get the job done.
However, keep in mind that a biometric hand scanner that uses 3D imaging to capture the hand print is probably going to be a lot more expensive than your average biometric fingerprint scanner.
Even the 2D palm scanners or hand security scanners are going to cost a lot less, as they won’t require as many verification processes to authenticate the handprint. The security software used for the 2D scanners are much simpler, and thus these scanners usually are retailed at a much lower price than their 3D counterparts.
On the flip side, the 2D imaging scanners are much easier to fool. All you need to do to fool the scanners is place a picture of the right hand-print onto the scanner, press it down with your hand, and the scanner will only see the whirls and patterns of the "correct" hand print and open it - no matter who is trying to gain access. This means that the 2D scanning systems aren’t as secure, but - again - it’s all about priorities.
If you are storing private or business documents, important files, or anything that isn’t literally worth thousands of dollars, it is very unlikely that someone will invest all that work into getting into your safe or locked door.
You will be very safe with these biometric palm scanners and biometric hand scanners, no matter how much easier they are to break into than the 3D ones. You will never have to worry about your safety or security, as they are about as burglar-proof as they get.
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