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What is a Biometric Reader?

January 4th, 2024 | 1 min. read

Isabel Leckie

Isabel Leckie

Isabel is a Marketing Specialist at DGA.

Biometric readers scan an individual's unique morphological characteristics such as a fingerprint, palm, voice, iris, or face as a form of access control. Fingerprint and palm readers are the most popular choices due to their ease of use and high level of accuracy, but DGA also employs modern facial recognition readers, which are highly convenient and accurate forms of access control.

One of the benefits of biometric readers is the convenience. There are no passwords to remember or cards to carry around. Your identity is always with you, and all it takes is a quick scan to gain access to the protected area. Additionally, the uniqueness of each individual's biometric characteristic ensures that impersonation or fraud becomes virtually impossible.