Here’s How Biometric Technology is Shaping the Future of IoT

N/A | April 3, 2019

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IDEX Biometrics has continued its blog series on the Internet of Things with a look at the way that biometric technology is shaping the IoT market. In the post, IDEX CFO Henrik Knudtzon explains that the secure and convenient nature of biometric credentials like fingerprints makes them ideal for safe, streamlined IoT connections across multiple devices. “Biometrics create a seamless authentication experience,” writes Knudtzon. “The ease of integration, the unique credentials that they create, and the continued evolution of devices that can utilize biometric technology make this the security measure of the future.”

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