Biometrics is concerned with identifying a person based on their physiological or behavioral characteristics.
Biometrics proves a person’s identity with greater level of assurance than other methods and is thus an effective way to prove the true identity of individual users.
Biometric security is on a sharp growth curve, in large part due to the fact that many mobile users have become comfortable using tools such as fingerprint identification for access.
Unique: The various biometrics systems have been developed around unique characteristics of individuals. The probability of two people sharing the same biometric data is virtually nil.
Cannot be shared: Because a biometric property is an intrinsic property of an individual, it is extremely difficult to duplicate or share (you cannot give a copy of your face or your hand to someone!).
Cannot be copied: Biometric characteristics are nearly impossible to forge or spoof, especially with new technologies ensuring that the biometric being identified is from a live person.
Cannot be lost: A biometric property of an individual can be lost only in case of serious accident.