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Japan day care scans visitors' palm veins for safety
« on: April 04, 2008, 12:15:41 PM »
A security-conscious Japanese day care centre has installed a biometric authentication system at its door, scanning the palm veins of visitors to prevent strangers from entering its premises.

"We're most concerned about intruders entering the place and hurting or taking away the kids," said Toshifumi Morio, an employee at Happiness Social Welfare Corporation in Osaka, which runs the Happiness Kamiishi Day Care Centre in western Japan.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUKT7465120080404

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Re: Japan day care scans visitors' palm veins for safety
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2008, 11:34:18 AM »
I like this idea..It really is a pain when in a centre and someone unauthorized comes to get a child..the process is to call the parent etc..cannot let child go with anyone unauthorized or without a letter from parent indicating teh pick up person is coming...all people with permission should be scanned...perhaps our technology will get there too someday.

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Re: Japan day care scans visitors' palm veins for safety
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2008, 05:33:29 PM »
The only problem is that technology like that is not cheap. Unless it is subsidised by the government I don't see childcare providers adopting it any time soon.

 

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