Retailers have to deal with many concerns over security and identification and one of those issues is the proper security of their point of sale systems. These points of sale systems (POS) store a lot of information regarding sensitive customer details and business information. Details like sales figures, costing, clientele, profit margins etc, are sensitive to a company’s finances and integrity. It is important for every organization to keep a seal on such information from leaking outside the company.
Traditionally, every retail shop used to provide its worker with a unique identification code or pin but with changing times, fingerprint scanners are becoming the norm. Instances of stolen or altered passwords have cost companies very large losses as point of sale system is susceptible to intrusion. The trespasser, after accessing into a company’s retail software, can change details, delete data, and extract client list easily along with being completely irretraceable. For this reason, many organisations are now adopting biometric devices that efficiently and seamlessly identify employees in the organization. Fingerprint scanners are being incorporated into a lot of retail software and point of sale hardware.
Biometric device fingerprint scanner works by capturing the picture of the finger print and providing the said employee access in the company. The captured image by the fingerprint scanner is matched with the existent finger prints in the records. Every person has a different set of fingerprints and this fact ensures that no loopholes are experienced while identifying the required employee. This process makes the employees more accountable and more cautious with their actions.
The Biometric device is equipped with a highly sensitive camera to capture dry, wet and blurred images. Fingerprint scanners are very compact in size and work well in temperature ranging from -10 to +55 Degree Celsius. They are light in weight with120gms and can be added to your processor, which includes Windows 2000, XP, Vista, CE 5.0 and 6.0.
Not just limited to retail shops, fingerprint scanners are increasingly used for verification, fingerprint recognition, identification, and scanning based applications. Government programs are also adopting biometric devices for their reliability aspect and applicability during identification and surveys.