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Scanning fingerprints

2001-08-30 11:05:56+00 by Larry Burton 4 comments

From Washington Technology comes an article showing us where we are in practical applications of electronic fingerprint scanning. With all the mention of biometrics in here lately I thought I'd pass the link along.

[ related topics: Bioinformatics security Law Enforcement ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:36+00 by: petronius

Of course, I'm now haunted with images of burglars not picking my pocket to get my access card but reaching under their shirt for the meat cleaver.....

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:36+00 by: meuon

Last 'secure' door I had to get through was opened with a 30 dollar TV degaussing coil. They still use magnets to actuate the lock, or for them darn magnetic door holder closers.

Eye candy. Makes em feel good about security. Without 'manlocks' restricted to one person at a time, or other methods as well, this is just eye candy.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:32:36+00 by: Larry Burton

I'm guessing that there are a whole lot of 'secure' rooms out there with expensive locks and doors protecting them that are built with plain old drywall walls and located adjacent to very unsecure rooms.

#Comment made: 2001-09-02 19:49:30+00 by: Larry Burton [edit history]

There was a hospital room where meds were kept that was secured with some expensive locks and doors in a hospital I use to work maintenance in. The room had a false ceiling with lift-out accoustic ceiling tiles and a wall that didn't go all the way up to the next floor between it an an adjacent waiting room. One day I got called up to attempt to retrieve the head nurses keys that got themselves locked in that room. You should have seen the look on her face when removed the ceiling tile and climbed over the wall. The wall was finished to the real ceiling before the week was out.