Second-hand buying and selling has taken on a new level of security as RadioShack is now using customer fingerprints to help stop fraud and establish concrete audit trails for transactions.
RadioShack has partnered with M2SYS, and will use the company’s Bio-Plugin image capture software biometric identification software to capture the fingerprints of customers who partake in the sale of second-hand merchandise through RadioShack’s “Trade & Save” program.
Some U.S. jurisdictions already require retailers that are licensed to accept trade-ins to capture customer fingerprints, and the new biometric-enhanced buy-back program at RadioShack— which is designed to deter fraud and the resale of stolen items— should fit this mandate.
RadioShack only recently began accepting second-hand merchandise at select stores across the U.S. and was in need of a viable biometric solution that was both convenient for the customer and compliant with the law.
M2SYS’ solution fit that bill with its affordability, plug-and-play utility, and relative ease of deployment. M2SYS’ Bio-Plugin solution works by capturing and creating raw image files from a scanned fingerprint.
M2SYS’ Bio-Plugin image capture software has been previously implemented in pawnshops and gold buyers, so the company was well prepared for integration with RadioShack’s buy-back program.
Specializing in biometrics identity management, M2SYS provides technology that makes the use of biometrics easier to implement and more affordable to maintain. The company serves more than a million customers spanning 100 countries.