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Tips for Better Fingerprint Recognition
Tips for Better Fingerprint Recognition

Here are some tips to get the highest quality fingerprints so that your employees can clock in and out seamlessly.

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Written by Jeffrey Mo
Updated over a week ago

Fingerprint verification in the workplace is still a relatively new time tracking technology, and getting your biometric clock to work seamlessly may require a little manual work on your part. Here are some tips to get the highest quality fingerprints so that your employees can clock in and out seamlessly:

  • Use the display number to judge the print – When you enroll fingerprints, use the number on the screen display as an indicator of how good the print is. Fingercheck clocks max out at 100 but any number above an 80 is good.

  • Try the left and the right hand – See which hand the machine prefers. Sometimes there is a difference between both hands’ prints.

  • Enroll more than one finger – Always enroll more than one finger so that you have a backup finger if your employee gets a cut (or if their finger is out of commission for a while, for whatever reason).

  • Clean the sensor – Every now and then, clean your sensor with a piece of scotch tape.

  • Set up one-to-one punching - If employees identify themselves to the machine before enrolling your prints can reduce the verification time by 50 percent. Each employee has a unique clock number number, which is set in the Clock Number field on their employee profile in Fingercheck. If they enter that number before pressing their finger on the time clock, unlocking the clock is much faster.

  • Lower your clock’s sensitivity – If your clock has been having a difficult time verifying your employees’ prints, your clock’s sensitivity might be too high. To allow employees to clock in and out more quickly, lower the sensitivity of your clock so that it recognizes your team’s prints faster. To do this, go to your clock and press the Menu button. Select System and then System again. Now you should be in the window that allows you to change your clock's sensitivity. Set the following settings and save your changes:

    • Threshold – Try changing this to as low as 5. (The default is 35.)

    • 1:N – Change this number to 15.

    • Finger Sens – Change this to to Low.

Using your biometric clock should be an effortless experience, and if it isn't, it takes just a few minutes to re-calibrate your clock and adjust your enrollment methods. 

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