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Biometric Technology for Event Management & Ticketing

using sensor fingerprint scanners at events

Does the inconvenience of managing a long queue at events for identification purposes bother you? Then welcome to the ultra-modern realm of biometrics, which will redesign the ticketing process at all kinds of events. Biometrics can relieve the stress you feel about long queues, duplication of fake tickets, and fraud while assisting both the audience and the event managers. It is not just about standing in the queue but rather making the entire process of managing an event dynamic and manageable.

Application

Biometrics eliminates the need to carry a physical or digital copy of tickets once an individual proceeds to an event. Right from registration and the purchase of a ticket to the authentication of the person at the event, fingerprint impression will be carried out through the use of biometric technology. The entire process of verifying an individual holding the ticket with the help of biometrics fingerprint devices for identification takes less than a second.

Advantages of utilizing biometrics:

End-to-end biometric technology can bring new opportunities to the table with add-on benefits and privileges. The advantages presented by biometric machines in events are below:

  • It reduces the prospects of fake tickets or tickets being copied and duplicated.
  • The fingerprint overcomes the risks that come with carrying a physical ticket, which can be stolen or lost.
  • Biometric technology can prevail over the drawbacks of the digital ticket. If the ticket is stored in a mobile phone but the phone’s battery is dead or there is not enough space to save the ticket on the phone, then a digital ticket is of no use.
  • A significant amount of relief can be obtained in case of mass purchase.
  • Along with maintaining the brand’s trustworthiness, it also provides enhanced security.
  • A physical ticket can get torn, restricting an individual from gaining entry; but when utilising a biometrics device, this is never an issue.
  • You can avoid the possibilities of fake tickets and tickets being sold on the black market.
  • Biometric ticketing has proven to be eco-friendly since physical tickets will not go in the trash after use.

One of the safest and most secured technologies: fingerprint recognition

A lot of biometric systems are currently available in the market, but amongst them all, fingerprint recognition is well known for its reliability. Fingerprint scanners are also deployed in mobile phones, increasing their familiarity amongst users. It makes the event registration process even more secure, convenient, and fast. Due to the growing use of fingerprint scanners, the hardware is getting more affordable. As biometrics technology advances, the acceptance rate rises, and as the acceptance rate rises, the biometric hardware will start to become more economical. Amongst all biometric technologies, biometric fingerprint recognition has gained a lot of attention due to its high security, cost-effectiveness, easy accessibility for deployment, and provision of more security.

Various devices using fingerprint recognition, such as fingerprint scanners and fingerprint readers, are considered to be secure and authentic because there is no need to remember passwords. Various enterprises, businesses, and organizations, including the insurance and banking sectors, have started taking protective steps against the menace coming from both inside and outside the premises.

How fingerprint sensors work:

Nowadays, fingerprint sensors are easy to get and come in several sizes and shapes.  They are installed with various sensors and wrapped in different types of cases. A large number of fingerprint devices that are easily accessible can operate without the need for any extrinsic support, such as the fingerprint sensors employed for time and attendance, access control systems like a visitor management system, managed access control, hosted systems with multiple card readers, and so on. These fingerprint machines normally possess the potential to store verified data; but when the data needs to be accumulated in some other device, then the extrinsic device only needs to be connected with the fingerprint scanners.

Fingerprint machines are structured in such a way that they capture fingertip or thumb impressions to gather samples of psychological features for further processing. The device may consist of various types of detectors to scan the fingerprint impression of an individual, such as optical, thermal, and capacitive sensors and others, depending on the application.

Capacitive sensors:

Biometric equipment that has capacitive sensors is extensively utilized to scan and authenticate a person’s individuality. This is different than devices containing optical sensors. The input collected from the tiny impression obtained from the fingertip of a person can be stored with the aid of scanners implemented with capacitors. These sensors will utilize the pixel arrays in any circuit that is comprised of capacitors. This minute array will be kept beneath the scanning surface to fetch the impression of the fingerprint of an individual. The charge on the capacitors will change as soon as the fingerprint comes in contact with the surface of the scanner.

Capacitive sensors are now utilized extensively in cell phones. However, capacitive scanners are quite a bit more expensive than optical scanners. The execution and quality of the fingerprint impression on the scanner can be improved by increasing the number of capacitors. The resolution capacity of the scanners containing capacitive sensors is determined using the pixel arrays. Capacitive sensors are more secure since they cannot take the impressions optically.

Optical sensors:

The optical sensor is the conventional technique for taking the fingerprint impression of an individual through optical image sensors, just like a photograph. The picture captured has a greater difference than the image captured by a normal camera, but it still needs further processing to intensify the quality. As the resolution of the sensor increases, the reorganization of the fingerprint becomes finer, which ultimately increases the security.

The optical sensor offers a built-in light emission feature since the outer light is not sufficient to obtain the picture when a person’s finger is resting on the surface of the scanner. To maintain minimal power usage, LEDs are installed in the system as its internal lights. Optical sensors are comparatively cheaper than capacitive sensors; therefore, the biometric machines comprised of capacitors are more cost-effective. Fingerprint recognition machines installed with optical sensors can be easily fooled. However, there are some biometric machines that have a fool-proof sensor configuration.

Conclusion:

The conventional practices of registration, authentication, and verification have been replaced with the latest practices implemented by cutting-edge biometric technology. All of the biometric machines based on fingerprint identification have proven to be reliable, secure, and efficient. However, cost and security are the greatest trade-offs when the question arises of choosing a fingerprint device installed with either a capacitive sensor or an optical sensor. The capacitive sensor offers better security at a high price, while with optical sensors, security is compromised to some extent but is available at a more affordable price. With the growing demand for biometrics in various sectors, the prices of biometric hardware and software have been slashed, generating a global market for biometric devices, including in the field of event management, where it makes the process of ticketing much easier.

 

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