A4 Printout: Fingerprint recognition in cold conditions

As the cold weather sets in, it’s not uncommon for people to experience difficulties using fingerprint recognition devices.

Whether that be on iPhones or turnstiles to enter construction sites, all fingerprint sensors are sensitive to the effects of cold weather.

This is because cold weather can actually change your fingerprint enough to make it unrecognisable. This can happen in two ways:

Short term - the tiny ridges in your skin stiffen temporarily whilst your fingers are cold

Medium term - your skin is roughened and dried over time by exposure to cold air and central heating

The Solution

Happily, there are solutions, and following these simple steps can keep you getting onto site smoothly...

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DOWNLOAD AND PRINT: You can download a copy of these instructions to print and place inside the pod below.

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