Biometric Cashless Catering System FAQs
Why do you need to use my child’s fingerprint?
By using your child’s fingerprint we can produce a unique string of numbers, similar to a barcode. This unique number will then be used to purchase meals.
Can fingerprints be used by any other agency?
No, the image of your child’s finger print is not saved anywhere on the system. The information that is stored cannot be used to recreate an image of the child’s fingerprint.
How does it work?
When the child places his/her finger on the pad reader at the till, the computer matches their finger print with the unique string of numbers held in the database.
A display will show the Catering staff the student’s photo, name, Tutor Group and current cash balance. The selected food items will be entered onto the till and the amount spent will be deducted.
If my child doesn’t use The Boardwalk do they still need to register?
Yes. This will ensure that they are able to be allocated an allowance for a House reward e.g. a free BBQ.