It’s the year 2027 and you need some cash. You go to the closest ATM but you don’t need to look around for your bank card. All you need is yourself because this machine can look you in the eye. It scans your irises for a match before a 3D
Fingerprint recognition has long been used as a means of identification but it has been given a 21st century boost in recent years with the launch of a new generation of smartphones. When Apple and Samsung released new devices with fingerprint sensor technology, biometrics suddenly went mainstream and, as consumers, we’ve quickly become familiar with the technology.
This year marks 50 years since the introduction of the first ATM, which was put into use by Barclays in its Enfield branch in north London on 27th June 1967. Technology has come a long way since this early version of the self-service systems we use today but one thing hasn’t changed – the need for robust security solutions is critical for ATMs around the world.
If cash is to continue to thrive then it must modernize. Cash must be more accessible to businesses and consumers, and it must move more quickly between the two.