High schools in Jefferson County, W.V. will be implementing biometric finger scanning in an effort to provide security for the students’ cafeteria accounts. Purpose of the program, according to school officials, is to eliminate clerical errors and to provide students with an easy way to identify themselves when using the cafeteria.
Using the finger scanner provided by identiMetrics, the software scans the finger to create and store individual templates of unique points that ID each student.
When the student returns to the cafeteria, his finger is again scanned and if a match is found in the database, the student is identified.
School officials pointed out that the scanner does not store a copy of the fingerprint. It just creates a template of the student’s fingerprint characteristics. When the student graduates or is no longer enrolled at the high school, the template is deleted.
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