Biometric technology for membership management

Using fingerprint software to eliminate id cards, prevent identity fraud, and offer a more convenient user experience

Biometric Technology for Membership Management
Biometric Technology for Membership Management

Membership management for church, fitness clubs/gym

The need to replace manual membership management

Fitness clubs and other membership-based businesses are saving money and increasing sales through the innovative use of our fingerprint software.

Running an efficient and secure membership-based organization like a church, synagogue, or mosque is nearly impossible without the use of advanced technology. Pen and paper membership management techniques have become entirely too cumbersome and inefficient. On top of that, the possibility of security breaches has left membership-based organizations searching for a safe and effective method to handle the management of sensitive member information.

Biometric technology has recently proven to be the most effective and affordable solution for the safe and orderly management of member information. Faith-based organizations are quickly becoming aware of the value of fingerprint recognition. A fingerprint system such as M2SYS’ Bio-SnapON™ can easily interface into your existing management software, providing instant fingerprint scanning capabilities, eliminating the need for passwords, barcode readers, and identification cards.

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Biometric technology provides tremendous value to faith-based organization. To learn more about how you can add affordable fingerprint technology to your membership management application, complete this form to receive a custom price quote.


Without Bio-SnapON (the manual process)


The host application (such as time and attendance software) uses some kind of manual input mechanism with a unique credential to identify the user. In this case, the input mechanism is a user name and password. This mechanism could also be something like a barcode/magstripe ID card or PIN.This process is not only inefficient, but also carries the risk that the credential could be easily lost or stolen.
With Bio-SnapON (using fingerprint ID)
To replace the manual input mechanism with fingerprint identification:


Step1:  Install Bio-SnapON and have the user scan his/her fingerprint 3 times consecutively.The user’s unique credential will be stored with the fingerprint template.

Bio-SnapON scanner

Step2:   After the user has been enrolled, he/she simply scans a single fingerprint to be identified.


Step3:  After a user’s fingerprint is scanned, the Bio-SnapON engine matches the print and sends the associated credential to the host software. The host software then performs the appropriate action, such as clocking the user in or out.



Pop-Up notification window

Administrators have the option of showing a pop-up window above the system tray after each fingerprint scan.  If this option is enabled, a message will appear indicating whether or not the user was successfully identified.

Bio-SnapON feedback

Visual feedback mechanism

When new users are enrolled into the system, a dialog box shows the actual fingerprint image.  An image quality scale also provides feedback to ensure that high quality data is being fed into the fingerprint software.  The visual feedback mechanism can also be displayed during subsequent fingerprint identification attempts, or it can be kept hidden.

Bio-SnapON administrative-console

Comprehensive administrative console

Administrators can configure the Bio-SnapON system settings through an intuitive console.  Bio-SnapON offers a full-featured set of administrative controls allowing for capabilities such as: LAN/WAN configuration, multi-scan enrollment/identification, choice of three interface protocols, identification log, advanced keyboard settings, appearance customization, and security.

Bio-SnapON administrative-console

Multi-application communication (SSO Lite)

Unlike competing products, Bio-SnapON allows you to store multiple ID credentials and application configurations under a single fingerprint template and user account. This means that users can enroll different passwords, PINs, etc. under a single fingerprint, but associate them to individual applications.


Fingerprint biometrics is being used in a wide variety of industries for many different purposes. Here are a few examples:
POS: Control payroll accuracy and transaction overrides by requiring employees to login with a fingerprint scan.
Schools: Interface with lunch line POS, library, and SIS software to create efficiencies , increase revenue, and protect student interests.
Workforce management: More accurately manage employees and save up to 4% of annual gross payroll budgets by eliminating “buddy punching” into PC-based time clock software.
Check cashing: Reduce fraud and protect assets with customer fingerprint authentication within check cashing software.
Membership Management: Member-based establishments (e.g. fitness clubs) can increase profitability, improve convenience, and eliminate problems with lost or stolen ID cards.
Technical specifications
Client requirements
Memory 256 MB minimum
Hard disk 30 MB minimum
CPU 500 GHz Pentium (or equivalent) minimum
Operating system Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista
Server requirements
Memory 512 MB minimum
Hard disk 200 MB minimum
CPU 1 GHz Pentium (or equivalent) minimum
Operating system Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 2003
Benefits of biometrics

With BioSnapON™, church staff can easily:

  • Identify members at check-in, instantly retrieving their picture and information from the management software.
  • Protect the safety of children by accurately identifying guardians.
  • Ensure that individuals are not fraudulently accessing church facilities.
  • Completely replace ID cards, which eradicates costs incurred due to lost or stolen cards.

Customer success

“We asked our database vendor to look into adding a fingerprint component to our existing system, and I’m so glad we did! What has impressed us most is the speed. We added Bio-SnapON in no time, and now we use it to register 400-600 youth for services three times a week in a matter of minutes when it used to take much longer.”

Jacob GomezTechnical Services ManagerRead more