How A Fingerprint-Recognition Attendance System Works


How A Fingerprint-Recognition Attendance System Works

A fingerprint-recognition system is a biometric technology system wherein attendance is guaranteed with a single scan of the fingers. In present days, not only is physical thievery a dangerous crime but with the onset of internet, identity thefts, credit card frauds are common thefts.

The use of biometric technology is on a rescue mission to counter these security threats. Biometrics not only ensures security but also guarantees a human that he/she can sleep well if their belongings are governed by this technology. A major application of biometrics that comes in handy in almost every institution be-it government or private is The Fingerprint-recognition Attendance System.

What is a fingerprint-recognition attendance system?

A Biometric device such as finger scanner consists of –

(a) A scanning device

(b) Software that converts scanned information into digital and compares match points

(c) A database that stores the biometric data for comparison

To prevent identity thefts, the data encrypts as soon as gathered. To convert the biometric input, a software application uses specific point identification of data as match points. These match points in the database process use an algorithm that translates that information into a numeric value. Then the database value compares the biometric input the end user has entered into the scanner and authentication is approved.

Here are three images to help understand the process.

Difference in the numerical and scanned values makes the system trustworthy and resourceful. Attendance system is used to track each and every person coming to your place who is actually the person he/she claims to be. It uses the fingerprints to verify the person’s identity and record his/her time-in and time-out.

Attendance Management System

Managing attendance records of students or employees of an institute is a dreary and tiresome task. To make the attendance related work automatic and on-line, the use of fingerprints could be highly valuable. This will first, save a lot of time and second, be environment friendly as paper use will be minimal.

Usually, attendance management falls under two categories namely Conventional and Automated methods.

Conventional methods include time sheets, attendance registers whereas automated methods include barcode system attendance, magnetic stripe attendance system, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and the biometric attendance system.

Benefits of fingerprint-recognition attendance system

    Saves time, is accurate and is a reliable information sourceUser-friendly and easy to useEnhances security to its fullestAvoids proxy thumping as is highly famous with studentsCan store up to 30,000 records which would be a bulk data otherwiseEasy to manage employees, departments and multiple shiftsEasy operations with touch keypad technologySolves a bunch of time tracking issues


A fingerprint-recognition attendance system is an excellent advancement in the field of development as it increases our reliability and helps us gather piles of information which otherwise would have taken us a hell lot of time to collect. The technology can be hardly breached with fake fingerprints if such a system is to be used for attendance management and time-bookings.

However, take the fingerprint scanning to the bigger forum, it needs other Biometric enhancements like DNA sequences, facial patterns etc.

The government should use this technology in most schools and colleges in order to have a fair attendance record of students. As for the corporate sector, electronically or physically handled time-sheets must be replaced with a Fingerprint recognition attendance system which will help prosper the company better.


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