THE PROBLEM & ITS BACKGROUND
Ever since the time of technology began, it has helped people compete. From the discovery of the technology, it has been a great aspect in growing society. With lots of technological progress the civilization grows quicker than ever before. Reality speaking, computers could simplify the life of the people. It helps the nation to do tasks more rapidly such as the communications through social networking sites and be in touch with family and friends with just a click on a button. Computers also play an important role in the school system. It helps students to learn more proficiently and help them do their research work. It also gave people an efficient security through various forms of technology. Security in all business establishments, academic institutions, and companies are widely used. The protection of one’s data and information should always be maintained. The utilization of biometrics is one of the technologies used to secure one’s identity and individuality. Different system like face recognition, fingerprint analysis, voice recognition and signature verification are some of the examples of biometrics. Biometrics is the science and technology of measuring and analyzing biological data. In information technology, biometrics refers to technologies that measure and analyze human body characteristics, such as DNA, fingerprints, eye retinas and irises, voice patterns, facial patterns and hand measurements, for authentication purposes. (Rouse, 2008) Biometrics technologies have become the basis of a large group in society for a highly secured identification and personal verification solutions. It is being focused as the authentication method because of the need for consistent security. Business establishments, academic institutions and company are engaged in using the biometrics as a source in monitoring their people’s attendance. In academic institutions, securities of children are one of the most important things to consider especially for the parents. This can somehow give them the comfortable feeling if they are aware of their children’s attendance in school. One of the academic institutions that still use the manual system in disseminating the students’ attendance to the parents is St. Mary’s Educational Institute (SMEI) in Lemery, Batangas. For about 55 years, advisers take charge of the checking of their students’ in a day. Teachers take charged in informing all the parents of the students about their attendance. Through meetings or personal interactions, teachers distribute the record of the attendance of the student. In this case, much time has been consumed. So, this leads the proponents to develop a study about Fingerprint-Based Student Attendance and SMS Notification System for SMEI High School Department. The system’s database of this study stores student’s information and monthly attendance record of each student. This study is based on fingerprint identification that can be used to recognize the student’s distinctiveness. On the other hand, the use of Short Message Service (SMS) notification, the system could possibly transmit the information to a parent or guardian of a student. Whenever the student enters and leaves the school, the system will automatically send a message to the parents or guardian. Objectives of the Study
The main objective of this study is to design an attendance system to help the teachers and parents monitor the students’ attendance. Specifically, the objectives of this study are: 1. To design the Attendance Monitoring System (AMS) using Fingerprint Biometrics Technology with the following features: 1.1 Fingerprint Enrolment;
1.2 SMS Notification; and
1.3 Report generation of students’ attendance.
2. To develop the system with reference to:
2.1 Graphics and User Interface;
2.2 Overall Design and Layout;
2.3 Programming Language; and
3. To evaluate the system according to:...
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