M2SYS is proud of the Partnerships that we have forged with Software Integrators throughout many different vertical markets we serve. Moving forward, we will periodically ask our Partners to contribute guest blog posts in their area of expertise, continuing our commitment to offer readers quality content that educates and entertains.
Please enjoy this guest blog post from Shelby Systems, who exists to supply the information technology tools needed to help ministries and organizations around the world thrive.
This post was written by Colleen Hogue, the Marketing Coordinator and main blog writer for Shelby Systems, Inc.
So why AM I writing a blog post about security in a church?
Churches are built to house good intentions, but there are still risks that turn into real life problems if nothing is done to prevent them. Biometric technology is one of those new and innovative inventions that works to solve the problem of ineffective security in your church.
Biometric technology can connect with your church’s software and is a quick way to run background checks on people who work with your ministry. You can never be too safe, and preventing the wrong people from working or volunteering at your church can be the greatest security you have, especially when it is protecting your nurseries.
Biometric technology also works to facilitate fast and easy check-in for members and visitors. Just have your congregation/staff members scan their fingerprint, finger vein or palm vein upon arrival and the system will immediately identify the person. The attendance from that day will be stored and organized in your church software.
If you are worried about individual privacy violations by using biometrics, you can rest assured that no biometric images are ever stored on your server or computer and it is nearly impossible to reverse engineer data that is used to positively identify an individual and successfully “steal” their biometric identity.
With instant scanning capabilities, biometric technology eliminates the need for passwords, barcode readers, and ID Cards. It offers a more convenient staff and user experience, helps with tracking attendance and works to safeguard members and staff.
Check out www.shelbyinc.com/fingerprintscanning today to find out how to add biometrics to your ministry!