Fingerprint access control is one of the latest types of technology available. This technology once seemed exotic and far-fetched. Today, however, fingerprint access control is working and accessible to companies. Computerized scanners use biometrics to provide access to locations. With this type of system there is no need for keys or cards for entry. Nobody else except the intended person is able to gain access. Biometrics is the scientific way to uniquely recognize a person based on intrinsic physical properties. In most cases this is the fingerprint. A special keypad is used to view the fingerprint. It is then matched to a set of allowable prints that are programmed into the computer. When the fingerprint matches entry is allowed. This allows for the most secure entry since no two fingerprints are identical.