SOURCE: SmartMetric, Inc.

SmartMetric, Inc.

November 11, 2016 11:41 ET

SmartMetric Asks, Is It Time For A Biometric National ID Card

SmartMetric the maker of fingerprint activated credit and ID cards proposes a national ID card that is activated by reading the card holders fingerprint

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - November 11, 2016) - SmartMetric, Inc. (OTCQB: SMME)

In this age of insecurity, the need for a national ID Card is compelling. From law agencies being able to rabidly identify the validity of an identity document being presented by a holder, to aiding in strengthening security at airports and public and private facilities.

"A national biometric activated ID card is a technology who's time has come," said today SmartMetric's President & CEO, Chaya Hendrick.

Unlike picture based Identity cards a biometric activated identity card such as the one developed by SmartMetric, ensures that the holder of the card is the actually person who belongs to the card. We all look at our drivers license pictures of just a few years ago and see a picture of a person who looks in many cases very different from the present day. Weight gain or loss or one of the biggest changes that make reliance on picture based documentation problematic. Then you have the use of a photo ID by someone who looks approximately like a picture on a stolen ID.

One feature that remains constant is a persons biometric fingerprint. The SmartMetric biometric activated card stores the authorized card holders fingerprint inside the card. For security and civil liberties reasons no central database of a person's fingerprint is required. Inside the card is a fully functional fingerprint scanner and on the cards surface is a fingerprint sensor used to scan a person fingerprint in less than 0.25 seconds. Following the on-card fingerprint scan and match either a person's photograph can appear on a screen on the card or a bright green light flashes. Of course if the person trying to use the card is not the authorized card holder then a bright red light flashes.

The SmartMetric biometric card has a microprocessor along with memory allowing many other security and identity functions to be included inside the card.

SmartMetric showed it biometric credit card at the recent Money 20/20 conference last month in Las Vegas, Nevada. The SmartMetric biometric credit card uses a SmartMetric developed miniature and super thin fully functional fingerprint reader that sits inside the credit card. The biometric reader is used to turn on the card's surface chip following a fingerprint match and prior to being inserted into card readers or ATM's. The card conforms to ISO credit card size and thickness standards and has an internal rechargeable battery.

Follow this link to view the SmartMetric biometric card:

SmartMetric Biometric Payments Card --

To view the company website:

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