Biometric technology implemented at high school

July 2003 Access Control & Identity Management

Utilising biometric/fingerprint technology, an Israeli high school principal has found an innovative way to instantly detect truant students.

Lavie TimeTECH, of the TEAM Group, has recently completed implementing a special biometric/fingerprint-based monitoring system for students in a Tel-Aviv high school. Students at the Bar-Lev high school must now register their arrival at the school by placing a finger in a biometric/fingerprint reader linked to a computerised data bank.

The company installed three biometric/fingerprint scanners - similar to those used in many airports - at the school's entrance. Every student has a unique three-digit PIN code, and registers his/her arrival by placing a finger on the reader and entering the code. At 8:35 a.m., the system automatically processes this data and sends SMS messages to the mobile phones of parents whose children are either absent or tardy. The system is sufficiently flexible to cater for varying daily student schedules and different parental requests (ie, in addition to the daily absence notification, some parents wish to receive daily tardy notifications while others wish to receive only weekly or monthly summaries of such information).

"The idea had been rolling in my head ever since one of our students was seriously wounded in a terror attack in Tel-Aviv one morning two years ago," says principal Assaf Naftali. "He was playing hooky at the time of the explosion, and the school and parents were notified of his whereabouts only in the late afternoon. These are uncertain times, and parents want to ensure that their children are safe at all times. It is enough for one pupil to be unaccounted for."

Gil Yuval, joint managing director of Lavie TimeTECH, says: "As can be expected, several parents voiced concerns related to privacy and information leakage. This is, however, a completely closed system. I can assure all those concerned, that no information will be transferred to the police or any other body outside of the school. The fingerprint-ID information is retained in binary form and no one has or will have access to it. Once a student leaves the school, all his/her data will be permanently erased."

For more information contact Q-Data DynamiQue, 011 266 5902.





Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Facial access control for ministry
Issue 1 2020, ZKTeco , Access Control & Identity Management
The Ministry of Culture in Saudi Arabia has adopted ZKTeco’s facial recognition technology and fingerprint biometrics to manage access control into its building.

Read more...
New Door Pilot app from dormakaba
Issue 1 2020, dormakaba South Africa , Access Control & Identity Management
With new dormakaba Door Pilot, automated doors can also now be operated on the basis of remote control technologies. The system, comprising the Door Pilot app for smartphones and a Wi-Fi interface for ...

Read more...
Identity lifestyle
Issue 1 2020, Suprema , Access Control & Identity Management
Once the technology of the future, biometrics has quietly snuck into our daily lives through smartphones and access controls into our places of work.

Read more...
Securing BP’s new head office
Issue 1 2020, ISF SFP , Access Control & Identity Management
ISF SFP was awarded the contract to secure the first development phase for Oxford Parks, the new head office for BP South Africa.

Read more...
Combining aesthetics and access control
Issue 1 2020, Turnstar Systems , Access Control & Identity Management
Prestigious law firm Bowman Gilfillan recently upgraded its physical security with the addition of four Turnstar Speedgate Express access control lanes.

Read more...
Video doorbells from Ring
Issue 1 2020 , Access Control & Identity Management
Ring has a number of video doorbells available in South Africa that run off batteries or power and enable users to answer their doors from anywhere.

Read more...
Centurion to unveil new product
Issue 1 2020, Centurion Systems , Access Control & Identity Management
Centurion Systems will be hosting its third Access Automation Expo this year, with dates confirmed for Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Read more...
Looking ahead with mobile access technologies
Access & Identity Management Handbook 2020, Technews Publishing, HID Global, dormakaba South Africa, Salto Systems Africa, Suprema, Gallagher , Access Control & Identity Management, Integrated Solutions
Given the broad use of smartphones around the world and the numerous technologies packed into these devices, it was only a matter of time before the access control industry developed technology that would ...

Read more...
Mobile access is more secure than card systems
Access & Identity Management Handbook 2020 , Access Control & Identity Management
The ability to use mobile phones as access credentials is one of the biggest trends in a market that historically has been slow in adopting new technology.

Read more...
This is the future. This is what we do.
Access & Identity Management Handbook 2020, ZKTeco , Access Control & Identity Management
ZKTeco has created a unique range of visible light facial recognition products combined with a flexible Android platform.

Read more...