Understanding the problem
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.
Ideation & research
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.