Let’s face it; identity security isn’t sexy. It’s important, sure, and it’s becoming more and more a part of everyday life, but there’s nothing fun about it.
I mean, let’s look where it started. For example, think back on getting that picture ID you use everywhere. How much fun was it to get that thing? You paid money, filled out forms, stood in line and waited, and waited, and w a i t e d . . .
It wasn’t fun. But we needed it, so we did it.
Now, though, we need more.
Because our culture has better access to more information, a lot of organizations have started using information obtained from biometrics – that is, specific body characteristics that can be used to identify you. And the most common biometric is the fingerprint.
Have you ever been fingerprinted?
No, we’re not asking if you’ve ever gotten in trouble. People get fingerprints taken for a lot of reasons, like if they:
- Want to adopt a child
- Travel abroad to specific countries
- Apply to teach abroad in some countries
- Want to immigrate
- Receive some specific types of licenses
They may even provide fingerprints just to volunteer.
And why? Because organizations use those fingerprints to check the history tied to them. We see it more and more. Organizations want verified identities – not just those washed-out pictures on the IDs you stood in line half a day to get.
You’d think that’s why we do what we do – to help the organizations needing fingerprints collect them. And that’s partly true; we are, after all, a company that simplifies the capture and collection of fingerprints.
But really, our focus is on you – the person who has to go through the fingerprinting process, for whatever reason. We’ve done it the hard way, and we want to make it better for you.
To make that possible, we built our SureID Registration Station with the latest in fingerprint scanner and touch-screen technology that walks you through the fingerprinting process. Then, we created a nationwide network of over 820 fingerprinting locations across the US, where you can go without an appointment and get your fingerprints done on your schedule. We trained technicians to help you get through the process quickly. And we partnered with the organizations you’re applying to so you could have a seamless experience, from application to acceptance.
Look – the trend toward biometric identification is growing, not shrinking. You may have to do it sooner than you think. At SureID, we know the experience you have is important. And we work, every day, to make yours better.