A fingerprint template is a set of lines, angles and measurements (minutiae) based upon the unique characteristics of an individual’s fingerprint. These details are captured upon enrolling a person’s fingerprint into the system, and later used for 1:1 or 1:n matching.
No actual fingerprint images are stored in the timeware® database - the template is simply a mathematical representation of your fingerprint’s unique characteristics.
Two templates per employee are recorded. The templates are referred to as the primary and secondary templates. We normally recommend registering the right thumb and right index finger.
It is important to note that timeware® biometric templates are encrypted and cannot be reverse-engineered to form a fingerprint image.
timeware® uses a world standard fingerprint template methodology approved by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology), the leading biometric standards organisation.