Patent Number: 6,434,259

Title: Method of providing secure user access

Abstract: A method of providing secure user access for doorways and network computer systems is disclosed. An overall system security level is provided. A user provides biometric information that is compared against stored biometric information of each of a plurality of users to identify the individual. When the likelihood of a match is above the likelihood necessary for identification, the threshold for that user is increased. Optionally, a threshold for another user is lowered in order to maintain a same system security level. When biometric information provided to the system is consistent, the stored template is automatically updated.

Inventors: Hamid; Laurence (Ottawa, CA), Hillhouse; Robert D. (Ottawa, CA)

Assignee: Activcard Ireland Limited

International Classification: G07C 9/00 (20060101); G06K 009/00 ()

Expiration Date: 08/13/2019