Techno Brain launches new SecuRegister in Malawi
SECURITY| Sept. 18, 2012, 7:52 a.m.
By Gregory Gondwe, Blantyre, Malawi
Techno Brain, a leading IT solutions firm, has launched a new facility that will record fingerprints identity, an innovation the company says is expected to help curb crime in the country.
The automatic fingerprint identification system, which the company brands as ‘SecuRegister’, is a biometric based citizen identification registration and enrolment system. The system has been rolled out at locations around Africa for identity management and access control.
Kheliwe Murimu Group Public Relations Manager for Techno Brain said the newly introduced facility will help the country in various ways, especially in fighting crime.
“As you know that no fingerprints are identical, this will make it very easy to track down and keep criminal records,” Murimu told Biztechafrica.
She said among its other benefits, the facility will increase operational efficiency of the fingerprints bureau and investigations department.
“This system will also improve coordination and information sharing among law enforcement agencies,” said Murimu.
The company issued a press statement last week, where it said the system can help the Malawi Police Service to track down suspects.
The features of the criminal tracking system, according to Techno Brain’s Nandan Gopalakrishna, will increase efficiency and speed of operation while enhancing service delivery.
Gopalakrishna says Techno Brain is pleased to be part of the process that will see the creation of a secure and safe Malawi through the provision of an effective system of fingerprint collection, identification and matching.
Murimu says that as the Malawi society becomes electronically connected to form one global community, person identification has become an integral part of the infrastructure needed for diverse business sectors like transportation, entertainment, law enforcement, security, access control, border control and government communication.
Techno Brain believes that the use of tools such as cards and passwords for identity verification no longer suffice as there is always a risk of people sharing the information with others.
“It has become necessary to have a reliable identification system that ensures security, confidentiality and integrity of the organisation’s identity,” the company says.
Techno Brain’s biometric based citizen identification registration and enrolment system is a proven platform which connects a fingerprint scanner, webcam, document scanner and signature grabber and manages multi-model biometric processes of enrolment, identification and verification, according to the company.
“It provides for the capture of individual biometric features, usually fingerprints and facial image and links them with approved document information like passport, driver’s licence etc,” the company says.
One of the facility’s basic capabilities is the ability to conduct identification searches of unknown persons within large databases of enrolled people.
The company believes the facility will be more useful because checking against the existing database ensures that a duplicate record is not being created prior to acceptance and storage of the new one.
MORE SECURITY NEWS
Ransomware: don’t pay the cybercriminalsESET offers tips on how keep PCs protected and avoid supporting cybercrime activities. Read More
Data breaches to cost $2.1 trillion by 2019New research suggests that the rapid digitisation of consumers’ lives and enterprise records will increase the cost of data breaches to $2.1 trillion globally by 2019. Read More
Betting the farm on untested techWhile a plethora of new payment solutions are coming to market, businesses should be cautious about moving to new solutions just for the sake of it. Read More
Mobile student ID system to authenticate over 2 million Nigerian studentsHID Global and Botosoft have built and delivered a system to help the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) register and authenticate Nigerian students. Read More
‘WD purple surveillance drives tackle security challenges’Western Digital has released one of its flagship products, purple surveillance storage drives (WD Purple), in Nigeria, saying the solution, designed for high definition (HD) surveillance, will help tackle insecurity. Read More
Malawi Veep to lead in cyber security meetingMalawi’s Vice President Saulos Chilima will next week preside over a sensitisation workshop on Cyber Security organised by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) in collaboration with the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa). Read More
Fighting the insider threatThere has been a growing focus on the threats posed by company employees who have access to critical information and either maliciously or carelessly leak that data, says Phoenix Software. Read More
Zambia to host Southern African Banking and ICT Summit 2015Efforts to curb increased incidences of cyber crime within Africa’s financial institutions, Government Agencies and private sector have received a boost with the planned Southern Africa Banking and ICT Summit set for April, 30th , 2015 at Intercontinental Hotel Lusaka Zambia. Read More
E-PPAN alerts bank customers on fraudstersWith many bank customers that use the electronic payments falling prey to fraudsters, Electronic Payments Providers Association of Nigeria (E-PPAN) has warned customers to be wary of how they release the details of their bank accounts to people. Read More
FEATURED STORYBuilding an African Dream: The Wyzetalk journey
Enterprise social networking company Wyzetalk examines the challenges and opportunities it encountered as a startup in Africa.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHNIMC infrastructure must be managed by credible people: NIMC chief
NIMC’s chief speaks to Kokumo Goodie about the role of the NIMC and his own legacy.
COMPANY NEWSMicrosoft, IICD launch employability hub in Ghana
Microsoft Ghana, in partnership with the International Institute for Communication and Development, has launched the TizaaWorks online platform, a one-stop online hub for employability and entrepreneurship.