Biometric Terminal adds optional integrated heater.

Press Release Summary:

Available for GT-400 HandPunch biometric terminal, INT-HTR-G Heater enables users to gather time and attendance data in extreme environments, such as frozen food plants or cold warehouses. In humid environments, optional heater also keeps platen and device dry and free from moisture. Reader looks at 3-dimensional size and shape of employee's hand, ensuring privacy by eliminating need to use fingerprints or palm prints. Platen, keypad, and function keys are infused with antimicrobial agent.

Original Press Release:

Schlage GT-400 Biometric Terminals Add Optional Integrated Heater

For Reliable Biometric Time and Attendance Gathering in Extreme Environments, Keeps Platen Warm and Dry

CARMEL, IND. — Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies today announced the release of the INT-HTR-G integrated heater for the GT-400 HandPunch biometric time and attendance terminal, allowing customers to gather time and attendance data reliably in more extreme environments, such as frozen food plants or cold warehouses, where a heated platen is necessary. Choosing the optional heater for these select environments helps maintain a constant operating temperature on the platen, ensuring accurate readings no matter what the temperature is. 

In humid environments, the optional heater also ensures that condensation does not collect on the platen, keeping the platen and device dry and free from moisture. When combined with the high-impact, UV-resistant enclosure, the Schlage biometric terminal also provides protection from dusty, dirty and rainy environments.

“Time and attendance reporting cannot stop because of inclement weather or cold environments,” emphasizes Emily Flink, Ingersoll Rand marketing manager- biometrics. “Now, whether in a truck maintenance facility in Alaska or at an ice cream factory in the Caribbean, Schlage biometric terminal users can record their time and attendance data quickly and easily, regardless of the extreme temperatures.”

The Schlage GT-400 hand reader looks at the unique three-dimensional size and shape of each employee’s hand. The result of ninety hand measurements, including lengths, widths, thickness and surface areas, is converted into a mathematical template of the hand, which is used for verification. To use the hand reader, users enter a PIN or present their proximity/smart cards to the GT-400, which calls up the users’ templates. From there, the user lays their hand on the platen for verification. The process takes less than one second.

No fingerprints or palm prints are used, ensuring user privacy. The HandPunch GT-400 is extremely user-friendly, providing increased user acceptance. The platen features a printed hand outline to ensure accurate hand placement while verifying user identity. The platen, keypad and function keys of the HandPunch GT-400 are also all infused with an antimicrobial agent. 

The integrated heater option is available today.  It includes a 24 VDC power supply and is installed at the factory.

About Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ market-leading products include electronic and biometric access control systems; time-and-attendance and personnel scheduling systems; mechanical locks; portable  security; door closers, exit devices, architectural hardware, and steel doors and frames; and other technologies and services for global security markets. Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies is part of the security businesses identified to become part of Allegion, the $2 billion independent, standalone, publicly-held security company to be created upon separation from Ingersoll Rand. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit or

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