ATTENDANCE MONITORING SYSTEM USING BIOMETRICS AND SMS TECHNOLOGY FOR PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL
Ria Joy C. Caballes
Jayson D. Laureano
Attendance is the act or fact of attending (being present at) work. Also, it is used to define the number of persons present on a particular day at work (Heartfield, n.d.). Currently, the system of getting the attendance is manual the teacher calls the name of a student either raises his/her hand or signifies presence in class. After that, the teacher marks the student as either present or absent. In using the manual system, schools have limited responsibility in providing a security among their students. Moreover, guardians are not updated of their child’s attendance in school. According to Lucido (2011), an attendance monitoring system serves as a time log that is set up as a computerized database. An attendance monitoring system maintains a daily time record of a person’s arrival and departure from work or school. Due to lack of security in schools, students are not afraid to cut their classes or sometimes go home late as their guardians are not informed of their schedules. The researchers developed Attendance Monitoring System using Biometrics and SMS Technology for Private High School to solve problems in the manual system. Furthermore, it can organize and give an accurate attendance of students. It can also inform guardians about the arrival and departure of their child in school through SMS.
Objectives of the study
The general objective of the study was to develop the attendance monitoring system using biometrics and SMS technology for private high school. Specifically, it aimed to:
1. design an attendance monitoring system of private high school with the following features: a. biometrics utilization for attendance monitoring system;
b. SMS technology for giving information to guardian about the time of arrival and departure from school of their child; c. system could store, retrieve and update information of the students; d. prevent unauthorized entry of students; and
e. secure the information of student for safety and confidentiality. 2. create a system using the following materials and programming languages: a. USB modem (Globe Tattoo Broadband) and fingerprint reader (Digital Persona uru 4500) used as the device; b. Visual Basic 6.0 and Microsoft Access used to program the system; and c. Computer with Window Xp operating system to run the application programs and serve as an interface between the user and the computer. 3. test and improve the system based on reliability, accuracy, informativeness consistency and user-friendliness.
4. evaluate the performance of attendance monitoring system using biometrics and SMS technology for private high school using the CvSU Evaluation Instrument.
Importance of the study
This study can be used by a private high school in monitoring the attendance of their students through biometrics. It can help students in providing valuable information when getting in and out of school through SMS. Guardians can take appropriate actions as status of their children are updated. The system ensures safety and provides additional security among students.
Time and place of the study
The initial research was made at Cavite State University Library-Main Campus. Further research was conducted at different libraries. The testing of the system was conducted by fifteen (15) IT experts on October 10, 2013 at Provincial Capitol of Cavite, Trece Martires City, Cavite. Fifty (50) participants evaluated the system on December 5, 2013 at Saint Jude Parish School, Trece Martires City, Cavite. This was focused on modifying a hardware and software program that can monitor the attendance of students.
Scope and limitation of the study
Attendance Monitoring System using Biometrics and SMS Technology for Private High School applied the following devices. The computer is a programmable machine that can store and manipulate...
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