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What is Hand Geometry?

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  • Hand geometry measures the size and shape of a person’s hand, including length, width, thickness and surface area. When the user places his or her hand on the platen of a device like the Schlage HandPunch, the device scans the hand to determine if the profile stored in the system matches the hand on the platen. In many cases, a swipe card or PIN may also be required to allow access.

     • No fingerprint or palm print is stored in the device.

    • Data is not shared with any outside agencies or companies.

    • Verification takes place in about one second.

    • Unauthorized access is eliminated since credentials cannot be duplicated.

    • Since the “credential” cannot be lost or stolen there is no cost to replace lost, damaged or stolen cards or keys.

    • Hand geometry accurately identifies the user even if his or her hand is dirty, wet or injured, or if the device is damp, dusty or dirty.

    When you need the highest level of security possible for access control, Schlage biometric devices are a smart solution. Biometric devices use biological characteristics like hand geometry to identify the individual user. This ensures that only the authorized user can access the door, while eliminating the risks associated with other credentials that can be lost, stolen or duplicated without authorization.

    Schlage offers the Hand geometry technology that is well suited to a host of high-security applications.

    The Schlage HandKey reader measures the size and shape of a user’s hand, including length, width, thickness and surface area, to verify identity. The user simply places his hand on the platen then enters a unique PIN number on the keypad or uses a magnetic stripe card to gain access. The HandKey does not read fingerprints or palm prints, and works effectively even if the user’s hand is wet, dirty or injured. 
    Around the world hundreds of thousands of HandKey readers are in use, thanks to their unparalleled reliability and convenience.
    The Schlage HandKey can be used as a stand-alone device that protects a single critical access point or integrated into virtually any new or existing access control system in the market. You can customize security levels, time zones, holidays and languages based on your unique needs.
    Optional access control template management software allows the HandKey reader to form a system that communicates alarms and transactions in real time, creates activity reports, enables supervised on-site or remote user enrollment, and allows you to set temporary access privileges. Environmental enclosures and integrated heater units keep your HandKey working perfectly even in harsh conditions.
    The Schlage HandKey is ideal for applications ranging from universities and health care facilities to government buildings, airports, and all types of commercial buildings and offices.