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Clugston installs fingerprint access

Clugston Construction has installed a biometric site access turnstile at the £50 million Derwenthaugh EcoPark site in Gateshead.

Contractors will now have to scan their fingerprint as they enter or leave the site.

Once workers, subcontractors and suppliers have passed Clugston's health and safety induction their fingerprints are scanned then minutiae points on the finger are converted to data, encrypted and stored.

The turnstile has been supplied by the Newcastle upon Tyne-based UKB International.