FastVein technology used during Olympic sailing events

September 11, 2012 - 

At the Olympic sailing event held in Dorset, police used the FastVein biometric system for identity checks. The biometric system was based at the Dorset Police central control post and it provided added security in terms of access control to vulnerable areas.

FastVein is a mode for biometrics that scans beneath the skin to capture a person’s unique vein patterns. It takes under 10 seconds to register a vein template. It is a fast, non-invasive, highly accurate and very reliable technology that utilizes near infrared light to highlight the various patterns in the finger. It provides fast identity matching with an ISO verified certainty of 1,000,000:1.

The FastVein biometric system was provided by Croma Security Solutions Group’s Biometrics division at the event.

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