Some Safeware Télémaque Visitor Management customers are using biometric scanners to establish the identity of site visitors. Passports and immigration controls are also making use of the Biometrics. But we are starting to see applications in the more usual everyday activities.

While the French continue to be skeptical about biometrics uses in their everyday life, other European countries try to innovate in this field by creating new tools to facilitate payment methods. Ten years ago, we could not imagine paying our purchases with our fingerprints. Tomorrow we will probably be able to leave our wallets at home before going shopping. The system of physical payment has not really changed much over the past decade, contrary to electronic payment. To get rid of the constraints of credit cards, checks or cash, industrial currently seeking various options to offer secure payments. PayPal payment terminals are starting to be operational in various shops. Paytouch biometric scanners could also be a part of it and start the fingerprint payment.

If payments NFC unfold gradually, they require specific equipment on the side of the merchant, but also the customer. In this context, PayPal has already tried his luck by offering its system based on the use of an already existing account. Even more futuristic Paytouch looks like a terminal with two biometric sensors. To pay requires nothing more complicated than linking the credit card with fingerprints, and then using the fingers to pay.

The system is already deployed in small supermarkets in Spain and in gas stations. The company hopes to multiply the Paytouch contracts to the new global standard for payment, starting by European countries.