Fingerprint Readers Examined

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on May 15, 2014

They all claim to do the same thing, but no two fingerprint readers are alike. How do you make sure you are choosing the correct model for your access system? 

In this note we cover the design differences between reader options, explain who the major player are and which types they offer, and simplify the process of choosing the right unit for your job.

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