Safety & Security
Fingerprint Recognition Entry System
Cheeky Monkeys Nurseries have recently installed fingerprint recognition entry systems at both sites.
The entry system allows Cheeky Monkeys to register parents' and other carers' fingerprint in seconds. Once the fingerprint has been registered, parents press their fingerprint onto the sensor pad on the entry door and within seconds they have entry to the nursery. Visitors and unregistered people ring a doorbell and wait for a member of staff to allow them entry.
This system allows our staff to spend more time with the children at busy drop-off and collection times, rather than answering the door to parents.
All the internal doors at Cheeky Monkeys have been fitted with finger shields to stop little people trapping inquisitive fingers in our door hinges.
External Play Areas
All our outdoor play areas have recently been refurbished and are fully enclosed by fences and gates. The entrance to Northowram's car park is only accessible through a self closing and lockable gate.
Technical Information regarding the storing of fingerprints.
All fingerprints that are stored in the fingerprint system are stored
as a mathematical code and not as a picture. When a finger is enrolled
on the system, it takes a number of points from the surface of the finger
and from the depth also, recreating a 3D image, and then encrypts this
information twice using XOR Masking, and then a pseudo – random
effect into the code, making it unbreakable.
The system is purely designed to act as access control, and reduce risks of security using other forms of access control using cards, key fobs or pin codes which can be lost or even lent to be reused by the wrong people to gain entry.