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Adoption of Fingerprinting as an Automated Access Control Technique in University Hostels

Author(s): Jimoh, R. G, | Abdulsalam Sulaiman Olaniyi | Adewole, Kayode S

Journal: ARPN Journal of Systems and Software
ISSN 2222-9833

Volume: 1;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 149;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Biometrics | fingerprint | authentication | TAM | PEOU | PU | ATT | BI

Biometrics is defined as a distinguishable physiological or behavioural attribute that can be used to verify or authenticate an individual’s identity. Fingerprint is a type of biometric trait. Authentication/verification and/or access control can be managed with the use of biometric-based systems. The problems encountered with these systems include among others user perception of the systems which is the aim of this research work. The users’ perception in this study is examined using a quantitative approach by designing a questionnaire as the data collection instrument based on the Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). The survey involved 400 students based on stratified random sampling technique. The results however show that Perceived Usefulness (PU), Perceived Ease-of-Use (PEOU) and Attitude (ATT) all influence Behavioural Intention (BI) of university of Ilorin students in using biometric fingerprint as the authentication technique in getting access to their various hostels. It therefore implies that attention should be paid to making the technology almost effort-free for its full acceptance.
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