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A Quick Look At Biometrics

Published: April 18, 2016

From Juan Vucetich’s first collections of fingerprints in Argentina some 125 odd years ago, the field of biometrics has come a long way. The algorithms produced from our fingerprints are now one of many forms of biometrics used to identify individuals and verify their identity – with particularly useful applications in employee time and attendance.

Mitrefinch partners with industry leaders, Lumidigm, to provide the very best in biometric sensors. These devices eliminate the need for passwords or swipe cards as employees simply place a finger on the sensor and data is recorded. Enrolling employees is much faster too, which is particularly helpful for organizations with a high number of seasonal employees.

Here are a few things you might not know about biometrics…

1) Mitrefinch clocks work in real-life conditions – dirty or sweaty hands, a damp environment, even through a latex glove! Skin surface conditions like calluses, dirt, moisture, wrinkles, or contaminants like ink, paint, or glue do not limit the ability of the sensor.

2) Mitrefinch clocks do not collect and store fingerprints. Instead, the system saves a mathematical representation of an employees’ biometric data.

3) The three basic patterns of fingerprint ridges are the arch, loop, and whorl.

4) Scientists have found that family members often share the same general fingerprint patterns, leading to the belief that these patterns are inherited.

For more information about the features and benefits of Mitrefinch Biometric Time and Attendance, please click here.

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