Administrators and parents are always concerned about the student’s attendance as the short attendances affects student’s overall academic performance. The conventional method of taking attendance by calling names or signing on paper is very time consuming and prone to proxies. The latest smart phones with built-in finger print scanner can be used to mark the attendance. It can provide the accuracy equal to the biometrics based attendance system. The proposed system is an attempt to use biometric attendance using the built in biometric of smart phone. It can be used to efficiently take attendance for student in schools, colleges, and universities. It can also be used to take the attendance of the employees in working places. The system validates the authentication of the user by comparing the fingerprints of a user and comparing the geo location coordinates of the user with the coordinates of the class room stored in the master table. Its ability to uniquely identify each person based on their scanned finger prints make it more sustainable and portable. A key is assigned in a hexadecimal format by the smart devices and make the process of taking the attendance easier and that too in mass, faster and secure as compared to conventional method. Students or employees only need to register one time on the system and save the information such as the user name, finger prints key and IMEI number in the database. The proposed system may be used more conveniently in smart city environment where we can use different Internet of Things (IoTs) such as WiFi, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), smart phone sensors for geo fencing and tracking.
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Syed Imtiyaz Hassan. Design of Portable and Sustainable user Authentication System using Intrinsic Mobile Phone Biometric in Smart City Environment. Research J. Engineering and Tech. 2017; 8(1): 128-132. doi: 10.5958/2321-581X.2017.00020.4