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Child day care services utilize biometrics for safety

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The Youth Enrichment Services building is taking full advantage of what's called 'biometrics', in other words, a fingerprint identification system.

While they know what happened last week at a home day care is rare, they can never be too careful. The biometrics system has been in place with the Y.E.S. and Boys and Girls Clubs for about two years now to increase security.

When staff or parents enter any one of their four Sioux Falls buildings, they scan their finger which is cross-referenced with other security features to make sure they're allowed in.

People who work in the building say it's especially important now after the events of last Tuesday that everything is done to keep the building and the people inside safe.

Having implemented that extra layer of safety for parents has made a world of difference.

"We work with 1100 families on a daily basis. You have every type, background with that being able to offer our families under that circumstance is tremendous. It helps me to feel secure and I know it helps our parents feel secure as well," Director Karen Fogas said.

Other Sioux Falls day care providers say they'll be looking into making changes including new emergency plans, moving services to the basement, locking all doors, etc.

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