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About PRM Biometrics

Who are we?

The Personnel Risk Management Group Pty Ltd (The PRM Group) was formed in 1997 by Geoff Stockton, a former Police Inspector with Victoria Police. As a former detective, Geoff could see many faults in the way we identify people. Asking people to properly identify themselves is fine,if the person is honest. But what about people who wish to hide their true identity for criminal reasons? Establishing a persons identity with biometrics is the only true way to know who a person is. Properly identifying a person protects that person from fraud and identity theft, and it protects others from people who use false identities.

What are Biometrics?

Biometrics measurements are the methods used to uniquely recognise and identify an individual based upon one or more intrinsic physical or behavioural characteristics. Biometrics can be used as a means of determining identity based access control. Biometrics can assist individuals in securing their own identity by preventing the misuse and abuse of key identifiers such as credit card details, PIN numbers and passwords. Common biometric identifiers include fingerprint, iris, voice and facial recognition. Other identifiers can include ear structure and also a person's gait.

Securing Identity

Securing your identity is important. Many people give away details of their identity every day without even realising the risk that they are taking of having their identity stolen. For example: How many times have you had to provide a person, whom you don't know, a copy of your drivers licence, passport or other identity document? When you go to the bank, to buy a phone, to book a hotel and even hire a video, you may be giving a person who you don't know, sufficient details for them to steal your identity. When you give someone a copy of your drivers licence, you are giving them your full name, your date of birth, your address, your drivers licence number, your photograph and even a copy of your signature. At The PRM Group we are working to make the practice of 'giving away your identity' a redundant practice. After all, Identity Theft costs Australians some $8 billion per annum!