How Schools and Colleges are using Biometrics effectively…

Biometric Applications in Education

Schools, colleges and universities are integrating biometrics into applications and processes for identification and authentication purposes:

  • Cash free purchases in the canteen
  • Authenticate students reliably and conveniently for exams
  • Track time & attendance in the classroom/lecture theatre
  • Simplify and enhance security
  • Reduce password management costs

Security and Authentication

Staff and students regularly require access to various databases, resources and other IT assets both on and off campus. Technology integration is a key focus for the education sector, so an easy-to-use solution that simplifies secure access to these systems is a must.


Anywhere that the student is required to identify themselves provides a potential use for biometrics. Once the student has registered with the central database, their identification check can be applied to any number of processes, identification checks or access points.

How it works…

Non-obtrusive or ‘Big Brother’
Contrary to popular belief, when registering an individual with the fingerprint reader, it does NOT take a scan of their fingerprint. It looks for specific points within the fingerprint and then just saves the coordinates of these points. This data is immediately encrypted and will only make sense to the fingerprint software. So you can be rest assured that your fingerprint hasn’t literally been taken and stored.

Free Initial Education Sector Consultation

Idency will work with you to easily integrate fingerprint authentication into your school/college/university and gain access to a full range of authentication services for your staff and students. The authentication/identification process can be integrated into your existing software and processes to ensure minimum fuss, and maximise their effectiveness. New software can also be produced for areas/processes where there isn’t a current authentication/identification check.

For more information please contact us.