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press a finger on a scanning device by the cash register to verify they are over 21 and legally able to purchase alcohol, or over 18 and able to purchase tobacco. Anyone not in the system is «carded» at each and every purchase.t Zenner's store, over 1,300 customers have registered to use the new system since it began operation in April of this year.«Customers and the community see the worth of the new system, and there's been a lot of support for it,» says Zenner. «By simply pressing a finger to a pad, customers can prove they're of legal age in less than a second, instead of digging through purses and wallets for ID. That speeds up checkout two-fold during normal hours, and up to six-fold during rush periods, weekends, and holidays.»
«And with the biometrics in place, the underage don't try to purchase here anymore,» continues Zenner. «They know everyone either offers a finger for scanning or a valid ID. And since 99% of our customers are happy to 'give us the finger,' we scrutinize ID for authenticity closer than ever. That means we catch fake IDs and those who try to pass them off.»Zenner and anti-drunk driving organizations appreciate that the biometric system limits employee-discretion, error, and dishonesty from alcohol and tobacco purchase. Every customer must offer either a finger or valid ID to prove legal age; the cash register, in fact, will not open unless this is done. The system verifies age automatically, thus freeing harried clerks from making simple math errors. And to ensure honesty, the system requires employees to identify themselves by touching the pad and entering their code, before enrolling customers.