Abstract: The term 'biometrics' refers to a measurable characteristic that is unique to an individual such as fingerprints, facial structure, the iris or a person's voice. This paper presents a fingerprint based biometric system that records the attendance of a person by using a hand held fingerprint sensor. The experimental results suggest that many fraudulent issues can be overcome using the fingerprint based attendance system and improves the reliability of the attendance records.

Keywords: Biometric, Fingerprint, Attendance, Optical sensor, Arduino.