New Biometric Homeless Services Management System in Bergen County New Jersey

A couple of years ago Fulcrum Biometrics announced that the company was working with New Jersey Business Systems’ Eyemetric division to develop and deploy the system based on the FbF® modular development framework.

This week a case study was published regarding Bergen County’s new Biometrics Data Management System (BDMS) and how it has enabled the Department of Human Services  to eliminate duplicative paperwork and time-consuming data entry tasks by using finger image scans to quickly and efficiently document individuals who are receiving services from their homeless services programs. The system has also helped DHS receive funding for their programs with demographic data that supported successful grant applications.

By providing accurate, unduplicated client counts for each service provided and then feeding that information into the county’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) database, the BDMS gives DHS more detailed demographic information about the populations they serve and the services that are used most often. This has enabled them to better support funding requests and grant applications while ensuring that DHS is providing the most-needed services to the homeless community.
The new biometric system not only makes it faster and easier for individuals to sign-in for access to services, it has freed up many hours of staff time – time that is now devoted to working with people in need.

Details are in the case study here:
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