Biometrics can provide an automated means for identification of an individual or verification of a claimed identity. It will provide law enforcement a means to enhance its identification capabilities. It has proven to be effective in many applications outside law enforcement. It is being employed in a number of diverse applications to make this possible.
Biometrics are categorized into physical and behavioral biometrics. It is typically passive and designed to be safe to use. It is a technology which uses physiological or behavioral characteristics to identify or verify a person. It is intrinsic physical characteristics used to identify individuals. Biometrics are data obtained from a person based on his or her physiological or behavioral characteristics.