Q: What is Biometrics?
A: Biometrics is the science and application used to determine the identification of an individual based on their unique physiological or behavior characteristics. These include, but are not limited to, a person’s fingerprint, hand print, iris pattern, facial characteristic, voice pattern, gait, or signature.
Q: Is a biometric system costly?
A: Biometric security is presently no more expensive than other less secure alternatives; even highly advanced fingerprint sensors are now cost effective.
Q: Can the car start without the user’s fingerprint if I have the key to the ignition?
A: No, the car can only be started by an enrolled and authorized fingerprint. If an unauthorized person breaks into the vehicle, or unlocks it without permission of the system owner, the car will alarm immediately. Without the correct fingerprint verification, the Quick Alarming function will prevent vehicle ignition and stop fuel supply to the engine. The car cannot be started without the correct fingerprint input.
Q: Can you tell me the difference between “Live Fingerprint Identification” (The Fingerprint Car Starter) and “Optical Fingerprint Identification” (Competitor’s Products)?
A: Live Fingerprint Identification is recognized by blood pressure, temperature and vein patterns, while optical fingerprint identification is merely identification by rigid images.
Other suppliers miss-lead consumers by naming their product with “Optical Identification’, which only identifies a copy of an image rather than the user’s actual fingerprint. (This type of identification de-values the technology and is easily fooled by a copy of a print.)
Q: Is the “Voice Instruction Guide” easy to follow and understand?
A: Yes, instruction is given clearly in English and in Chinese. The Voice Instruction Guide is a leading advantage of The Fingerprint Car Starter System. The voice Instruction guidance is a very advanced user interface program that similar suppliers cannot achieve.
Q: If I were to cut my finger could I still start the car? If I need to send my car to the mechanic can the Quick Alarming Function can be disabled?
A: Yes, your master driver hold 1 six-digit password, by using your pin-pad and following the voice instruction, you can always disable (or enable) the Quick Alarming Function. After disabling the alarm just use your car key to start the car. This alarm is convenient and flexible.
Q: What happens if the vehicle’s battery is disconnected?
A: The vehicle will still remain immobile. The system has its own alternative power source & will function as normal, and will not lose any memory.
Q: How many fingerprints can be stored?
A: The Fingerprint Car Starter can store a maximum of 9 user’s fingerprints, divided into 3 categories. The owner of the vehicle holds 1 password that can easily enroll or delete records to adjust users. This makes the Fingerprint Car Starter great for friends, family, or fleet management purposes.
Q: Can this unit be used in ALL makes and models of vehicles?
A: Yes, the unit is universal for all different car models; trucks, SUVs, Buses, Tractors or Passenger Cars of 24V or 12V DC, Diesel or gasoline, Manual or Automatic transmissions.
Q: Does the unit affect pre-existing car alarms/Immobilizers that may have been fitted to the car?
A: If the car already has an immobilizer, we are unable to know which units the former immobilizer controls therefore it is better to remove the former product before installing our product. If it is just an alarm, it doesn’t matter if you install our product.
Q: How does the installation of this unit affect the original manufacturer’s system?
A: It does not affect the original manufacturer’s system because this system is independent and doesn’t change the original car system.
Q: Is the installation easy?
A: Yes, the installation can be done by any competent car electrician, as they can easily understand the wiring diagram given in manual or the installation CD. It takes about 45 minutes for the installation to be done.
Q: How is Biometrics used? When does Biometrics Apply?
A: Biometrics can be utilized in any situation requiring the accurate identification of an individual. Use of Biometrics includes granting or denying access to data, mechanisms, or points of entry. Almost all identity theft today occurs through compromised systems protected by traditional security methods. Keys and passwords just don’t measure up.
Q: Do fingerprints change when you get older?
A: Once a person stops growing their fingerprints are largely constant.
Q: Is Biometrics new? Is it safe?
A: The myth that biometrics is new and unsafe is a popular misconception. The use of Biometrics in various forms has been commonplace for quite some time. The use of a signature or attached photograph to a signed document is an example of biometrics. Safe and secure storage of Biometric identifiers should be no more disconcerting than providing your billing information to businesses you already trust with personal details.
The safe and secure storage of an individual’s unique characteristics should be of no more concern than providing your date of birth, eye color, or billing address. The segment of the population that should be seriously concerned about the growing use of biometric technology is the criminal element.
Obtaining and duplicating secured information is difficult, but not impossible. However, circumventing biometric verification of unique physical characteristics is close to impossible. So, in actuality biometrics enhances safety for the individual and society.