From Wet Fingers to Vandalism: Tough Enough?

Zalud, Bill
June 2011
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Jun2011, Vol. 48 Issue 6, p48
Trade Publication
The article focuses on how to deal various durability issues of smartcard readers such as weather and vandal resistance. It says that searching for IP Code, also referred as international protection rating, is important because it categorizes the degree of protection offered over the intrusion of solid objects, dust, and accidental contact. It adds that producing images in wet conditions is a challenge faced by conventional optical technologies since excess moisture, damages fingerprint ridges.


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