Reliability of biometric identification using fingerprints under adverse conditions
¹Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS), Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Automation, Kamýcká 129, CZ-16521 Prague, Czech republic; *Correspondence: firstname.lastname@example.org 2Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS), Faculty of Engineering, Department of Technological Equipment of Buildings, Kamýcká 129, CZ-16521 Prague, Czech republic
Biometric user identification is highly topical these days. The most well-represented method is fingerprint identification, to which this study is also dedicated. However, we cannot forget other methods such as scanning the bloodstream, retina and iris, facial recognition, etc. Four reading devices were tested in this study. Tests were carried out both under standard and adverse conditions. Adverse conditions included situations such as cold finger, cooled damp finger, heated finger, soaked finger, finger with a layer of instant glue, and dirty finger (soil). All tests performed under adverse conditions simulated realistic industrial plant environments. The results of the measurements showed that the measured reliability values do not correspond to those claimed by the manufacturers. It is necessary to adapt and perfect these biometric identification systems for use in industrial areas, as they are often used in these areas as access or attendance systems.