Daltrey Biometric Security


26 weeks

The work

UX/UI de­sign

Project scop­ing

Web ap­pli­ca­tions

The tech

C# Bot


A bio­met­ric so­lu­tion let­ting peo­ple go pass­word­less

Daltrey’s mis­sion is to re­de­fine how iden­tity is used to cre­ate safer, more se­cure en­vi­ron­ments. Using bio­met­ric tech­nol­ogy, they pro­vide or­gan­i­sa­tions with an iden­tity so­lu­tion that dri­ves se­cu­rity pol­icy from a po­si­tion of trust.


Weeks in scop­ing


Weeks in de­vel­op­ment


Tickets com­pleted

Understanding the prob­lem


How might we go pass­word­less?

After be­ing in­volved in many high se­cu­rity en­vi­ron­ments with high cre­den­tials, Daltrey recog­nised how slow and painful it was to lo­gin to an or­gan­i­sa­tion or busi­ness. They wanted to cre­ate an ef­fi­cient way for a busi­ness owner or staff mem­ber to ac­cess in­for­ma­tion.

Using ‘biometrics as a ser­vice’ for busi­nesses meant they could use the tech­nol­ogy to un­der­stand who is in­ter­act­ing with their phys­i­cal lo­ca­tions and log­i­cal as­sets. They wanted a way to cre­ate an ef­fi­cient lo­gin process and re­move the has­sle of pass­words, cards and PIN codes as cre­den­tials.

The Process


Diving into the world of un­knowns

This is cut­ting edge tech­nol­ogy. Nothing like this had ever been done be­fore so there were plenty of fea­si­bil­ity ques­tions that needed to be an­swered. We did­n’t want to waste our clients time and money build­ing fea­tures for some­thing that was­n’t pos­si­ble. As a re­sult, we con­ducted a tech spike and built a proof of con­cept to en­sure that what was needed, could in fact be achieved.

At the end of the tech spike, there was a path for­ward to solve the prob­lem state­ment. However it re­quired both a soft­ware and hard­ware com­po­nent. Always up for a chal­lenge, the team be­gan up­skilling them­selves on fin­ger­print scan­ning hard­ware. This helped prove the fea­si­bil­ity of the soft­ware in­te­gra­tion with the hard­ware. In or­der to in­crease ve­loc­ity on the soft­ware de­vel­op­ment, down the track the hard­ware com­po­nent was out­sourced to a third party.

The Solution


A bio­met­ric web and mo­bile app

Daltrey cur­rently has 3 en­com­pass­ing com­po­nents — a web ap­pli­ca­tion, the na­tive Android app and the Dot Matching Engine. These three com­po­nents work to­gether to al­low the ad­min­is­tra­tion of users and con­sump­tion of user iden­ti­ties by third par­ties. All users are given cus­tomised on­board­ing that matches their risk level, se­cu­rity re­quire­ments and brand.

The cre­ation of DaltreyID meant users could se­curely store their in­for­ma­tion with­out dig­ging around for for­got­ten pass­words or PINs. Those with a DaltreyID rep­re­sent all the dig­i­tal as­sets with just a fin­ger­print, face, voice or iris. They can then can turn off any ac­cess point of an au­then­ti­ca­tion gate them­selves with­out the in­con­ve­nience of cards, com­put­ers or pass­words.

WorkingMouse has sub­se­quently helped Daltrey on­board their own de­vel­op­ment team to con­tinue build­ing the prod­uct and grow­ing the com­pany in­ter­nally.

The team