Digital Persona, a developer of biometrics solutions, has announced that it has been chosen by Tar Heel Capital, the largest franchisee of Wendy’s restaurants, for providing them with a biometric solution for their point of sale terminals to replace their magnetic card readers and employee ID cards for employee time and attendance. The system rolled out was Digital Persona U.are.U and also includes fingerprint readers.
As the system both better secures transactions at the registers as well as tracks employees time and attendance via their fingerprints, Tar Heel has already seen a return on their investment on the biometric systems from Digital Persona. This is due to a number of factors including better data tracking on the registers, more accurate employee paychecks, not having to replace ID cards and removal of costs associated with misused cards.
“Back when we were using swipe cards, we experienced significant abuses in fictitious voids, overrides and time clock fraud. By deploying DigitalPersona fingerprint readers, we substantially reduced theft at each location and saw an immediate drop in food costs as a percentage of overall sales,” said Rob Ireland, director of information technology for Tar Heel Capital.