The chance that two people would have the same fingerprint is 10 to the negative 86th power, says Gary Jones, senior manager of the certified partner channel at Alexandria, VA-based MorphoTrak.
That's zero followed by a decimal point followed by 85 zeros followed by a 1.
And because 24 Hour members also enter a 10-digit numeric code-usually their telephone number-upon entering their club, the chances of any sort of identity problems are basically nil.
"Our templates are so well-encoded and encrypted, if anyone were to ever try to recreate the fingerprint image, there is just absolutely no chance on earth that they're going to come up with the fingerprint image," Jones
"It's quite simply impossible.
The main complaints from members came after the system was removed at the end of the pilot period, Jones
A few members inquired about installing the fingerprint technology in their own businesses, he
Last year, 24 Hour introduced the system in all 420 of its clubs in 17 states, with the last of the installations occurring in its Florida clubs last November.
develops fingerprint technology for hundreds of companies, both in governmental systems and vertical markets, such as hospitality and education.
Governmental systems mandate that fingerprint images are stored by the agency, but they are not stored by MorphoTrak