Nursery Puts Finger on the Pulse of Security

A kids' nursery is using the latest in fingerprint technology to keep children safe.

Wonder Years Day Nursery in Foleshill, Coventry, has installed a hi-tech security system which includes fingerprint technology.

The futuristic system means staff and parents can only get into the nursery once the biometric reader recalls their identification details by scanning their fingerprints.

Ranjeet Virk, managing director of the nursery, said:

"Registering users on to the system ensures only authorised peoplecan access the site at their permitted times.

"The reader is quick and easy to use and feedback has been positive regarding the extra security measures we have taken."

The nursery and holiday club, in Foleshill Road, which caters for up to 90 children, already has 24-hour CCTV cameras around the whole building to give mums and dads extra peace of mind.

Nursery manager Charlotte Tims said: "Staff and parents need to remain focused on the happiness and development of their children and should not be worried about security.

"All our safety measures promote and enhance quality care."

TECHNOLOGY IN ACTION

Fingerprint scanners are becoming common in police stations and sites where high security is needed

You can buy a computer mouse with a built-in fingerprint scanner to protect access to your machine.

The Disney World theme parks use fingerprint scans of visitors to ensure a person's ticket is used by the same person from day to day.

Whereas passwords can be guessed or forgotten, fingerprints cannot; and fingerprints cannot be misplaced like access cards.


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