Biometric Readers for Time & Attendance and Access Control
Some other technologies we offer:
Palm (Touch & Non-Touch)
Iris (Kiosk & Long Range)
Fingerprint readers use the unique fingerprint pattern of a user and are currently one of the most common methods of biometric identification.
They can be used for :-
Time & Attendance
Employee Self Service
There are many different types that we supply, whether they are located inside or outside, or even hand transportable devices. The security algorithms they use are of the highest standards and most are FIPS certified.
Finger Vein readers are much newer and their use is gradually gaining momentum. They use the unique vein pattern within a person's finger to identify them.
Facial Recognition readers are becoming more common and in many circumstances are taking over from fingerprint as they are 'non touch' and can be perceived as less intrusive.
There are two different technology formats which are easily confused but are functionally quite different
Kiosk Type - where the user actively approaches the reader and briefly stands in front of it for 1 or 2 seconds. The device will either use 1: many (identification) or 1:1 (verification) methods for identifying them.
Long range - these can either be overt or covert and capture moving images (rather like CCTV) to make a 'match' to identify an individual. These are more commonly associated with airports and entry points into a country. However nowadays there are more cost effective versions that do not rely on the large scale infrastructure requirements and the associated costs that are needed to support them.
Hand Geometry Recognition readers ('Handreaders') have been used for many years and have been up until very recently the mainstay biometric reader technology for construction and manufacturing sites due to their robustness and ability to operate in dirty environments.
'Handreaders' work on a user's unique hand geometry and dimensions and can be connected directly to an organisation's computer system, or via the internet or mobile network.
Each handreader incorporates a silver-based anti-microbial agent which is embedded into the materials used to produce the platen, providing a finish that inhibits the growth of a broad spectrum of bacteria, mold, and fungi and remains active for the life of the unit.