ATM-Users Say They Would Welcome Biometric Efforts
A majority of regular ATM users say they believe the usage of biometric identification at the machines
Most popular among those surveyed: Handprint or fingerprint scans.
In a study conducted by SYNERGISTICS Research Corp., 1,000 people age 18 or older and with household incomes
Fingerprint or handprint scanning was the preference of more than four in 10 ATM users.
One-fourth would prefer scanning of the eye, one in eight would prefer signature verification, and one-tenth would
The survey then asked ATM users if they considered these types of security measures to be an improvement over
Three-fourths (77%) of the ATM users indicate they find these innovations to be an improvement.
Interestingly, said the survey's analysts, this perception is wider-on a directional basis-among light ATM users.
Slightly more than one-fifth did not see the biometric systems as an improvement.
"The wide positive response from ATM users makes it clear that biometric methods of identification would be