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Biometrics Institute eyes state of the industry

Follows up 2010 survey, which showed increasing acceptance of biometrics

The A/NZ Biometrics Institute is looking at the future of biometrics and seeing if community perceptions about Big Brother have changed with its latest industry survey.

The survey, first conducted in 2010, aims to capture the trends and developments in the biometrics industry over the past 12 months.

The institute is a not-for-profit group with more than 100 members in Australia and New Zealand, including the Australian Federal Police, ANZ bank, Kiwibank and biometrics vendors such as CrimTrac.

According to Biometrics Institute general manager, Isabelle Moeller, the survey results will also provide some guidance regarding projections and expectations for the performance of the industry in the coming year.

Last year, 64 per cent of industry respondents cited increased user acceptance as the most significant development during 2010. Technology advances (51.6 per cent) and growth in existing and new markets (48.4 per cent) were also high on the list of developments.

Other trends such as better facial recognition, increased community awareness and acceptance, collaboration in the government space, and large scale deployments were also cited as positive advances.

Respondents were also asked what they believed would be the three most significant developments in the biometrics industry over the next five years.

Increased user acceptance (67.2 per cent) and technology advances (64.1 per cent) were considered the most significant developments, followed by large scale ID deployments (57 per cent).

Portable biometrics was forecast as the next big trend by 45 per cent of members.

The survey, open to Biometrics Industry members, closes on 13 June.

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