HomelandDefenseStocks.com and BorderandPortSecurity.com, global investor and industry news portals for the homeland defense and security sector, provide an overview entitled “Protecting Critical Infrastructure through Biometrics”, discussing the utilization of biometric identification for the protection of critical infrastructure through screening and access control of key assets, borders and ports. Perspectives on key challenges, innovations and market direction are revealed by Sense Holdings, Inc., Motorola Inc., Identix, Inc., and Technest Holdings Inc. with insights provided by Brian Ruttenbur, Equity Research Analyst, for Homeland Security Technology with Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc.
“The main vulnerabilities of our critical infrastructure are the widespread use of inadequate personal identification systems and the pronounced absence of appropriate low-cost equipment for the detection of dangerous substances,” describes Dore Perler, CEO of Sense Holdings Inc. (OTCBB: SEHO).
Motorola’s (NYSE: MOT) Robert L. Horton, Director Strategic Product Marketing, Biometrics Business Unit explains, “Balancing these conflicting goals of economics and security demands a screening process that nets the bad guys while letting legitimate visitors through with minimal delay and inconvenience. This is where biometric technology comes in.”
Robert Tarini, Chairman and CEO of Technest Holdings (OTCBB:TCNH), sees an advantage to the development of biometric systems such as facial recognition that do not require an active effort on the part of the entrant as is the case with fingerprint systems, iris scanners, and palm readers.
The awareness of the need for effective access control continues to grow according to Frances Zelazny, Director of Marketing for Identix, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDNX) who states, “In the last year there has been a surge in the demand for fingerprinting services. This increase is directly tied to the fact that more and more people understand that granting someone a job such as a teacher, bus driver, federal employees etc. are going to require background checks to establish trust and identity before you let someone into your facility.”
Overview Excerpt: Protecting Critical Infrastructure through Biometrics
By Ann-Marie Fleming,
Biometrics, an authentication technology that measures unique human characteristics as a way to confirm an individual’s identity, has been around for some time now; however since 9/11 this industry has received significant attention as a valuable addition to homeland security solutions. Biometric technology encompasses a range of identification measures such as fingerprints, palm readers, facial recognition, and retina scans as they work to minimize security risks in the protection of critical infrastructure and the screening of access through borders and ports.
Brian Ruttenbur, Equity Analyst, Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc. explains, “The United States Government continues to push the use of biometrics for border and port security, and this has been a very good thing for the biometrics industry.”
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SENSE Holdings Inc™ (OTCBB: SEHO) is a provider of biometric solutions, and micro-sensor identification systems as well as enabling technology for explosives detection. Sense develops products targeting Homeland Security, and offers solutions that improve and secure many business, military, and personal processes.
Technest Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: TCNH) is committed to setting next-generation standards in defense and security through the provision of innovative emerging technologies and expert services.
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