Hello MakeUseOf team and community,
I’m a 17 year-old student, representing my school team… and we have one project in mind. First of all, sorry for the not-so-good English. (Editor’s note: No worries :)
We’re going to make a database with the information of all the students in our school and we’re going to store their fingerprints. Then they’ll have to check-in everyday with one of the 6 devices which will be located at the entrance. This will save about 3 minutes of every class and will get rid of the possibility of obvious human errors (I didn’t hear my name, I was in the bathroom, you skipped me, etc).
We’d like to know what software we should be using for this? We’d like the software to read the fingerprint and then encrypt it in a text file which we can actually use, unlike the default applications which hide the stored fingerprints. Do you have any assistance with the kind of database we should be using? We have Microsoft Access in mind.
We’re using the “Digitalpersona U.are.U 4000b” fingerprint reader, as we can’t afford to spend much more on a fingerprint reader right now. Our project is in the planning and research phase and we’d greatly appreciate your help.