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Finger Print - Employee Authentication

How to enroll employee finger prints

This applies to both ShopClock and ShopClock Plus Employee time cards can be protected by either a short password or a biometric device like SecuGen's award winning finger print reader.

ShopClock Can Authenticate Employees by Password or a Finger Print Reader


The passwords are assigned by the Administrator, but can be changed by the employees. The administrator can always edit the passwords. We suggest that you start with something really simple like the employees initials.

Although passwords prevent a lot of accidental clock errors, they won't stop buddy punching, so if buddy punching is an issue you should use the finger print scanner to verify the employee's identity.

Using a finger Print Reader

When finger prints are used to verify the employee's identity, the employee clicks on his/her name and then touches a finger print scanner.

Finger Print Enrollment Enrollment is the process of entering or registering the finger prints (two good examples of the same finger are required) that will be used to verify the employee's identity.

ShopClock uses the SecuGen Hamster Plus finger print reader. SecuGen Corporation is the world's leading provider of advanced, optical fingerprint recognition technology, products, tools and platforms for physical and information security. SecuGen designs and develops FBI-certified fingerprint readers and OEM components, developer kits and software, including NIST/MINEX-compliant algorithms. Known for high quality, ruggedness, and performance in a wide variety of applications and environmental conditions, SecuGen products are used by world-leading financial, medical, government, educational and corporate institutions and are sold through a partner network of over 200 original equipment manufacturers, independent software vendors and system integrators around the world.

Installing the SecuGen Finger Print Reader

Download one of the Legacy Secugen drivers below. Besure to choose the correct version (32 or 64 bit) for your computer. It works best if you install the legacy drivers before pluging in the finger print reader for the first time.

Download 32 bit drivers (sgdrinstallv71bit32.zip)

Download 64 bit drivers (sgdrinstallv71bit64.zip)

  1. Open the zip file and run the SecuGen USB Driver installation.msi
  2. Plug in the finger print reader
  3. Open Device Manager/ Biometric Devices /SecuGen SDU03M USB FDR and select the driver tab. If the driver is NOT version, Uninstall the device with the Delete the driver software for this device option checked.
  4. Unplug the finger print reader. Wait a bit and then plug it back in.