Biometric Attendance System Using Arduino


Biometric Attendance System Using Arduino



Shivani Katanguri


Presentation: 10:00 a.m-12:00 p.m., Kennedy Union Torch Lounge



In industrial and domestic applications attendance registering is important at each and every moment. Many face a lot of problems due to lack of proper attendance monitoring system. In this project we use Fingerprint Sensor (R307) which senses the Fingerprint of a particular person; a buzzer and Led gets activated whenever a person places his finger on the sensor. Then the fingerprint is stored in cloud with id no. Many people can store their fingerprints. Then next time any person puts their finger on the sensor it checks there are any matching fingerprints or not. If his fingerprint matches with any of the stored fingerprints then the LCD display shows which person it is and the time & date of checking.In this model, all the fingerprints are stored each and every time someone places his finger. User can connect the system wirelessly with the cloud and monitor the process. When the app is running on the computer, data sent by R307 fingerprint module is received and stored on the cloud and displayed in serial monitor and 16*2 LCD display module. This study has mainly focused to develop IOT based biometric attendance system, that is able to keep record of attendance and count the data for daily purpose. In this project we are going to design Fingerprint Sensor Based Biometric Attendance System using Arduino. Simply we will be interfacing fingerprint sensor with Arduino, LCD Display & RTC Module to design the desired project. In this project, we are using fingerprint Module and Arduino to take and keep attendance data and records. Attendance systems are commonly used systems to mark the presence in offices and schools. From manually marking the attendance in attendance registers to using high-tech applications and biometric systems, these systems have improved significantly. By using the fingerprint sensor, the system will become more secure for the users. Biometric student attendance system increases the efficiency of the process of taking student attendance. This presents a simple and portable approach to student attendance in the form of an Internet of Things (IOT) based system that records the attendance using fingerprint based biometric scanner and stores them securely over cloud. This system aims to automate the cumbersome process of manually taking and storing student attendance records. It will also prevent proxy attendance, thus increasing the reliability of attendance records. The records are securely stored and can be reliably retrieved whenever required by the teacher. Proper attendance recording and management has become important in today’s world as attendance and achievement go hand in hand. Attendance is one of the work ethics valued by employers. Most of the educational institutions and government organizations in developing countries still use paper based attendance method for maintaining the attendance records. There is a need to replace these traditional methods of attendance recording with biometric attendance system. The unique nature of fingerprint makes it ideal for use in attendance management systems. Besides being secure, Fingerprint based attendance system will also be environment friendly. Fingerprint matching is widely used in forensics for a long time. It can also be used in applications such as identity management and access control. This review incorporates the problems of attendance systems presently in use, working of a typical fingerprint based attendance system, study of different systems, their advantages, disadvantages and comparison based upon important parameters.

Publication Date


Project Designation

Course Project 202310 CPS 592 M8

Primary Advisor

Andrew Rettig, Ryan Lambdin, Ruthvik Kolli

Primary Advisor's Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering


Stander Symposium, School of Engineering

Biometric Attendance System Using Arduino