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Schlage – HandKey / FingerKey Systems

What is Hand Geometry?

Hand geometry measures the size and shape of a person’s hand, including length, width, thickness and surface area. When the user places his or her hand on the platen of a device like the Schlage HandPunch, the device scans the hand to determine if the profile stored in the system matches the hand on the platen. In many cases, a swipe card or PIN may also be required to allow access.


  • No fingerprint or palm print is stored in the device.
  • Data is not shared with any outside agencies or companies.
  • Verification takes place in about one second.
  • Unauthorized access is eliminated since credentials cannot be duplicated.
  • Since the “credential” cannot be lost or stolen there is no cost to replace lost, damaged or stolen cards or keys.
  • Hand geometry accurately identifies the user even if his or her hand is dirty, wet or injured, or if the device is damp, dusty or dirty.



Schlage HandKey readers are ideal for applications where reliability and high security are critical. The readers are easy to install and maintain, and can be used outdoors or indoors, as well as high-traffic locations.


HandKey 2

  • Supports multiple credentials, including proximity, magnetic strip, bar code, iClass and MIFARE.

  • Field-installable Ethernet module.
  • Outdoor enclosure options available.
  • Field-upgradeable and expandable memory options to support from 512 to 240,000 users.
  • Three user-definable outputs to connect other devices like alarms, door locks or lighting systems.
  • Specially formulated antimicrobial coating on the platen inhibits the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew, limiting the spread of germs. Coating lasts for the life of the product.
  • Blue hand outline on the platen facilitates easy enrollment and reduces errors during verification.


HandKey ID3D-R and HandKey ID3D-RW

  • All-metal housing for increased durability.
  • Left-handed configuration for drive-through applications and entrance gates.
  • Recess-mounted option for reduced obstruction if high-traffic areas.
  • Supports multiple credentials, including magnetic stripe and bar code.
  • Integrated unit with heater and enclosure is ideal for outdoor environments.
  • Two user-definable outputs to connect other devices like alarms, door locks or lighting systems.