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How To Clean Biometric Hardware

Unintentional Consequences Resulting From Good Intentions

How To Clean Biometric Hardware! Recently, an end user contacted us to inform us that one of the readers of his fingerprint machine had been mysteriously damaged and could not be scanned correctly. It turns out that the glass surface on which the finger rests during the scanning process has been scratched and, therefore, is not able to correctly capture a fingerprint image. Although no one on the staff claimed responsibility for the damage or cause, management suspected (because another fingerprint machine reader had been similarly damaged a few months earlier) which was because someone cleaned the surface incorrectly with a cleaning agent prohibited. .

Considering that the readers of fingerprint machines and other biometric hardware devices are an investment and have a lifespan like most other electronic devices, they led us to think that maybe it was the right time to write a blog post about how to properly clean your biometric hardware to extend hardware longevity and make the most of your investment. Since the regular use of fingerprint machine leaves residues or other foreign materials on the surface, this publication will offer advice on how to properly maintain the devices.

How To Clean Biometric Hardware

Wear And Tear More Prevalent For Fingerprint Machine

No matter where a biometric system has been implemented, the hardware will suffer wear when end users place their fingers or hands on the device for recognition. However, machine footprint users tend to have shorter durations due to the fact that the end user must physically contact the fingerprint of the sensor machine for the device to capture an impression and identify through a biometric software interface. . In environments where personnel may have dirty, greasy or dirty fingers due to their work responsibilities, it is always advised to clean their hands before using any of our machine fingerprint readers. Remembering used waste oils or other materials on the surface of a fingerprint reader machine can darken the image and cause a reduction in performance in terms of false acceptance and false rejection rates.

How To Clean Biometric Hardware


The scanning surface of the M2SYS fingerprint scanner is covered with a thin silicone film. This layer of silicone helps the reader capture more details of ridges of rough, dirty and other potentially difficult impressions. The silicone layer is not removable or replaceable, therefore, be sure to treat it with care.