The Chronicle reports that collaboration between International Computer System (ICS), IBM and Sunnet Systems has paved the way for the introduction of iris recognition banking in Ghana.
Iris recognition banking is a system that identifies a customer based on identification of the eye, which negates the need for the customer to produce other means of identification.
It is reported that the technology could be deployed at ATMs, effectively allowing customers to use the service without the need for cards.
Ghassan Sarsak, a senior manager at ICS heading up research and development, is quoted by The Chronicle as saying, “”Iris recognition banking is a system that identifies a customer immediately he /she walks into the bank, without the need for the customer to provide any identification card.”
He added that research showed that there is a high level of security threats within the banking industry and this necessitated the introduction of this technology.
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