Smart Access using Biometric Technology

Schools are responsible for managing multiple security and convenience issues when it comes to managing the student body, securing online access to records, monitoring attendance, and securing property such as books from the school library.  Adding to the challenge is schools by nature have a transient audience, with new students coming and going every semester.  Today, online education has introduced a new security risk, because schools need to securely identify the person that’s participating in the course and taking the tests. Ultimately, it all boils down to positive identification.

Old school methods for attendance, online security, and checking out library books have been replaced by biometric authentication and with good reason.  It’s simply another case of technology improving processes.  Many schools have even adopted biometric authentication as part of the school lunch program.  Biometric sign-in allows students to discreetly manage their school lunch account, regardless of it being self-funded or subsidized.

BIO-key’s partnered with Identimetrics to deliver a best in class biometric authentication solution for schools across the nation.  Schools that implement our Power of a Touch technology benefit from instant one-touch identification and ask themselves how they ever put up with cumbersome and tedious methods of the past.

ACCORDING TO TECHNAVIO, BIOMETRICS IN THE EDUCATION MARKET SECTOR IS EXPECTED TO GROW AT A RATE OF 23.65% (CAGR) BETWEEN 2014 AND 2019


Use Cases for Fingerprint Biometric Technology

Time and Attendance for the School and for the Class
Lunch Program Identification and Payment Management
Library Authenticating Book Check-out and Check-in
Transportation Monitoring Entering and Exiting the Bus
Class Trips Ensuring Students Location and Participation
Identifying Students in Case of a Lock-down
Ensuring Academic Integrity for Online Education and Tests

Fingerprint recognition technology in the biometric market has held the largest market size worldwide and has been widely adopted by many industries including schools. Fingerprint recognition is the most pervasive, oldest, simplest to install, and lowest cost biometric technology.

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