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    Anyone ever use a biometrics reader?

    Anyone wire a biometrics reader (see footnote) to their carputer? I was wondering if it was possible to wire it up so that you get in and turn your key but nothing happens until you place your finger on the reader. Then the car starts, just like the new C6 Corvette. I could wire it into the top of the shifter, that'll be cool!



    1. Biometrics Reader - a small screen which reads a fingerprint image and corresponds it to a saved encrypted password in your machine so you can place your finger on the pad instead of typing in a password. They're only about $30.
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    I have the Microsoft one. Unfortunately I don't know how you'd do it unless you have the computer on all the time, or boot very, very quickly..

    You'd really need a standalone reader (meaning, no computer) unless you don't mind waiting for the PC to boot back into windows before it works.

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    hmmmmm...........yes............foresight......... ..(picture me scratching my chin)
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    It's possible (remember, with computers, just about anything is possible)
    I'm just not completely sure how to do it.

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    I could actually envision this being very pheasable.. If you could make a reader/decoder for it (that you could hide in the car almost like lojack) then it would just be a matter of connecting it with the ignition before the key signal that wouldn't complete the circuit/start the car unless the fingerprint was recognized. Now how to do this I have no clue, but I would be interested if anyone else figures something out.

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    If anyone has any questions about fingerprint readers for logical access, that is my job. I design fingerprint readers and systems for the department of defense. I would be happy to answer anyones questions on this subject.

    Email me or IM me at will. I will help you design a system for your car to do exactly what you are looking for.

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    I have the Microsoft one. Unfortunately I don't know how you'd do it unless you have the computer on all the time, or boot very, very quickly..

    You'd really need a standalone reader (meaning, no computer) unless you don't mind waiting for the PC to boot back into windows before it works.
    Fujitsu, Atmel and Secugen are just some examples of these embedded stand alone systems.

    Most readers of this kind are going to be optical as opposed to capacitive. Optical means that the fingerprint taken is of FBI quality and meets ANSI/INCITS 378-2004 specs.

    In most cases, these fingerprint sensors will extract the minutie and only store the minutie data points as opposed to a actual image of the finger. This lends for the system to be able to match at a much higher data rate than with images and is more accurate in most cases.

    I would suggest taking a look at the Secugen models. Secugen FDA02 and FDU02 are fingerprint sensors sold as components to manufacturers for integration into other hardware products. These products are stand-alone fingerprint sensor with embedded CPU. Commonly integrated into devices that do not require computer connection, such as door locks & physical access control systems. You can find data on them here http://www.secugen.com/products/sensor.htm

    I would also suggest taking a look at the BIO KEY BKS-1700 which is also a stand alone fingerprint system. You can find it here http://www.bioinsec.com/product/pro_main3.htm

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    I was thinking of using a fingerprint reader just for accessing the PC.

    Looks like the microsoft one can't be used for logging in to the pc? Anyone know of one that can?

    What I was thinking is:

    Require a user/password to log in to windows when starting up the computer
    Require a user/password to resume from hibernate/standby

    Use the fingerprint reader to supply the user/pass which will unlock the computer.

    Would this be possible? Can XP require you to log in when resuming from hibernate/standby?
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    Have you even looked at the power settings in XP ?
    The answer to all those questions is YES.
    The microsfot one should log in.
    And you don't need anything additional

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    Take a look at the second link in my signature.

    my laptop has the fingerprint reader. I swipe my finger to log into it but it became annoying so i removed it. now when you press the power button on my laptop, it doesnt ask for any type of authentication - it goes straight to the desktop, and launches my rap playlist via winamp! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Un_discovered
    Have you even looked at the power settings in XP ?
    The answer to all those questions is YES.
    How about you take your attitude and stick it right up your ***?

    I asked a question, there's no need to be a ****in' prick.
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