“When selecting biometric readers to verify authorized access to buildings and prevent fraud in membership applications, it’s imperative that they have the highest possible quality,” emphasizes Recognition Systems Product Marketing Manager William Kennedy. “The UL and CSA certifications assure that’s what customers get with Recognition Systems FingerKey readers.” In addition to the testing required for UL 294 standards, the following operational tests were also performed on the FingerKey readers — Impact Test, Supply Voltage Variations, and Dry Heat, Cold and Variable Ambient tests. These tests were performed in accordance with the British Standard for Alarm Systems — Access Control System for use in Security Applications, BS EN 50133-2-1:200. The FingerKey readers joins Recognition Systems’ popular HandKey II Hand Geometry readers, also UL 294 listed. The FingerKey DX fingerprint access control reader is a low-cost biometric alternative designed to secure smaller user populations. It includes a keypad and LCD display. Optional proximity reader, memory and Ethernet versions are also available. Verification takes less than two seconds. The user simply enters a PIN code or presents a proximity card, which calls up a template to scan. Then, the user places a finger on the FingerKey reader for verification of the template.