The Chinese firm 'Tzekwan Technology' recently teamed up with researchers from Tsinghua University, to produce the world's first line of biometric ATMs. As many companies look for innovative ways to protect consumers from theft and other fraudulent activities, these biometric ATMs may usher in a new age of financial security.
The machines operate through the use of a small camera, which takes a picture of whoever is using the ATM. The machine then works to match the image to the corresponding ID within its database. To make a match, the machine relies on facial recognition technology to detect consistencies in certain attributes such as disposition, facial symmetry and pigmentation. The advanced technology would serve as a primary method of protecting consumers against impostors.
While it is unclear when the biometric ATMs will be launched, the use of such technology demonstrates a major step towards greater financial security.