Beginning in January, three Montgomery County recreation centers should be using biometric finger vein scanners to access members' recreation accounts.
The vein scanners will be implemented as a pilot program from January to March, with the goal of entirely replacing the plastic access cards used in all 33 recreation facilities, said Robin Riley, a division chief in the Department of Recreation.
The vein scanners, which look like a computer mouse, read the unique vein pattern below a person's finger to create a code.
The move is expected to save the county $50,000 annually in the materials cost of the plastic cards and printers, Riley said...
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