At peak times it may take a little longer to enter or exit the Estate with the fingerprint reader, but we ask you to be patient in the interests of your own safety and the security of everyone¬† living here. The biometric fingerprint system has been found to offer the most reliable access security, as cards can easily be stolen, lost or misplaced. Only those people whose fingerprints can genuinely not be read by the system will be provided with cards. Once a card has been issued, that person’s fingerprints will be deactivated on the system and they will no longer be able to gain access using this method.