Fingerprint scaner time clock.

Graylin Bee
By Graylin Bee Latest Reply 2011-05-28 15:05:42 -0500
Started 2011-04-26 08:38:09 -0500

At my new job the time clock has a fingerprint scanner. I had never used one before this job. Does anyone know if the BG finger prick will affect things. I haven't pricked that finger since I scanned it for the initial ID. But I don't remember when I had tested on it last. Anybody have experience with this type of time clock? I have not shared with my employer that I have diabetes.

6 replies

kdroberts 2011-04-26 08:50:21 -0500 Report

No, it won't affect anything.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-04-26 14:48:01 -0500 Report

Thanks. I was worried it would read the little holes in my fingertip. Then if I didn't always have them it would change how my fingerprint looked to it.

kdroberts 2011-04-26 14:53:11 -0500 Report

For the most part you don't test on the part that will be read by a scanner. However, the scanners are designed to pick up certain points of the fingerprint rather than a 100% carbon copy of what you initially gave, cuts, scrapes and the like shouldn't affect the overall print.

majikinfl 2011-05-28 11:27:58 -0500 Report

I worked at a hospital and we had them to access drug cabinets and we found having your finger moist [water or lotion] and not sliding your finger onto the pad worked well. Of course being sure the pad is clean before placing your finger on it helps too…good luck.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2011-05-28 15:05:42 -0500 Report

Thanks. Sometimes it reads my finger the first try. Usually it takes 3 to 10 passes. Several staff have to use a card because their fnger tips don't work on it at all.

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