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Microcontroller based biometrics access control system in tertiary institutions

K.O. Ojo, T.E. Okuonghae


In developing Nations as we have it today, access control is not given paramount attention in the higher institutions as it ought to be and this has led to retrogression of educational standard in the society in that examination malpractice is on the increase by way of impersonation of candidates. Physical security of both tutors and students of the institution is also a common challenge as seen in recent times. These challenges can be controlled by the use of a system that would grant access only to authorized persons to the institution. This paper presents the design and construction of a biometric control system using PIC16F877 microcontroller to give access to only staffs and students in the institution. Biometric technology offers a reliable and cost effective way to manage identities for security and authentication purposes.

Keywords: Biometrics, Access control, Fingerprint, Microcontroller etc

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