Biometric time and attendance system with epidermal topographical updating capability

  • US 5,959,541 A
  • Filed: 09/23/1997
  • Issued: 09/28/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/23/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An apparatus for controlling personnel movement in a controlled area, the apparatus comprising:

  • a host computing device;

    a database operatively associated with the host for receiving and storing a plurality of individual records, each individual record having associated therewith an individual'"'"'s predetermined epidermal topographical pattern and personal identification data;

    a plurality of data collection terminals in communication with the host wherein at least one of the terminals includes a scanner means for inputting to the host an epidermal topographical pattern for a presented individual in a format suitable for comparison with the stored epidermal topographical patterns;

    means for granting or denying access based on the result of the comparison; and

    means for selectively overriding a denied access attempt to grant access while maintaining the stored epidermal topographical patterns.

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