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Commercial Applications

Biometrics are used in retail and customer-facing settings for point-of-sales services such as payments, access control in systems for purposes such as shoplifting prevention, and identification or characteristic analysis for personalization or customer insights. Access control systems are also increasingly used for automated commercial applications, such as hotel check-ins. Typically, these use palm vein, fingerprint, iris recognition, facial recognition.

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