About two years ago my local bank (Key bank – Bethel, Ohio) totally
renovated the building. The first time entering that branch after the
renovation, I noticed that there were thumb print readers at each teller
station, but they were turned off. About a year later, I had to go to the
bank for some reason and I noticed that the thumb print readers were still
in place but had not been activated in a whole years time.
I asked the teller why the thumb print readers were not being used, that it
seemed like a lot of wasted money, having these things installed and never
The teller told me that the thumb print readers were installed early,
making ready for when the complete system was rolled out and that, the
other Key bank branches were not upgraded yet.