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Suggestions Regarding the Disinfection of Fingerprint Scanners

Suggestions Regarding the Disinfection of Fingerprint Scanners

Secure Outcomes  understands that our customers are concerned about contagious diseases such as the SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) and the Flu.

Based on CDC guidance that common antibacterial hand sanitizers with at least a 60% Ethanol concentration, and/or a 0.5% aqueous Hydrogen Peroxide solution kills the SARS-CoV-2 and Flu viruses, we recommend the following procedures:

  1. Lightly mist the livescan device’s surfaces with a 3% Hydrogen Peroxide solution that can be purchased from any retailer.
  2. Use a Bemcot wipe to remove the Hydrogen Peroxide from the livescan’s surfaces.
    1. Only use approved disposable wipes like Bemcot. Unapproved paper products (napkins, tissues) will scratch the platen.
    2. Microfiber cloths should not be used due to contamination risks.
  3. Immediately throw the used Bemcot wipe in the trash.
  4. You may require a second Bemcot wipe to remove any filmy residue from the livescan platen. You may use Windex without Clorox to remove the filmy residue.
  5. Throw the used Bemcot wipe in the trash.
  6. Ask each customer to disinfect their hands using an Ethanol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% Ethanol. Additionally, this will help prevent contamination of the scan enhancer supply.
  7. Apply scan enhancer if required. Ethanol will remove skin oils.
  8. Repeat steps 1 – 7 for each customer.

Notes:

  • We have not clinically verified the efficacy of this sterilization procedure.
  • Hydrogen Peroxide solutions must remain in factory containers which prevent light transmission.
  • Throw away containers of Hydrogen Peroxide that have been opened greater than 30 – 45 days.
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