When it comes to next generation biometric authentication such as ECG, it’s difficult to deny the security of external biometrics, but often the perceived difficulty of purchasing and implementing new hardware can seem off-putting.

Adrian Condon, B-Secur

In this great interview with leading tech publication Silicon Republic, B-Secur CTO Adrian Condon explains why our solution is designed to integrate with legacy infrastructure, why incentivising teams is as important as the tech and what’s next for B-Secur.

Can you outline the breadth and scope of your technology development and what improvement it brings to biometrics?

“Our technology incorporates novel innovation in sensing technology, algorithm development and firmware design.

“A person’s ECG signal has some very interesting attributes and unique features that distinguish one person from the next, making our authentication approach significantly more secure than passwords and PINs.

“ECG is an internal biometric that, unlike fingerprints, does not leave any latent samples and, unlike facial or eye biometrics, is much harder to attain without the user’s permission. This means it is much more difficult to spoof or harvest.

“Our patented technology has enormous potential and could be used in almost any industry where security is critical. Think of physical access control to restricted areas like government buildings and intensive care wards, biometric authentication for vehicles and secure financial transactions.

“We are currently running a number of interesting pilots, including a biometric smart card for controlled access in a major UK airport technology integrator and a similar trial with one of the UK’s leading construction businesses.”

What are the main points of your company’s technology development strategy?

“Our primary strategy is not to develop a specific product but to deliver a host of ECG technical solutions that allow our technology to be easily integrated into other products and systems.

“Given the many use cases where the technology could be deployed, we believe this is the best strategy to enable us to simultaneously work in many industries and with other technologies.

Investing in integration with legacy infrastructure is key for us – we understand that the costs and process of implementing brand new hardware can be daunting for businesses, so we’ve consciously worked to develop solutions that can integrate with existing systems and infrastructure. We’re proud of the security and convenience of this approach.

“Of course, any successful technology development is only made possible by investing in the people creating it and we’ve worked hard to find and incentivise the best people in their respective fields, allowing us to make significant progress in our development.”

What other projects do you have lined up for the year, and what will they contribute to the business?

“We have launched a number of ECG technology pilots in different industries this year and these are providing invaluable input to our ongoing technology development.

In the background, we have some very exciting projects underway that we believe could revolutionise products in certain industries. Combined with our plans to seek Series A funding in October, I believe these will make a significant contribution to our ambitious ongoing growth plans for the next five years. Watch this space!
Read the full interview on Silicon Republic
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