Welsh nightclubs to fingerprint customers


16 Responses to “Welsh nightclubs to fingerprint customers”

  1. Ashen Victor says:

    Great… if club owners want drug dealers, drug addicts and general felons to stop going to clubs how do they pretend to have any business at all?

  2. Guest says:

    Wales has nightclubs? Seriously?

  3. Guest says:

    Granted, fingerprints ARE easier to read than Welsh. 

  4. ecobore says:

    Why would anybody actually agree to do this!!!

  5. I never thought I’d ever say this, but it’s not a crazy idea.  South Wales is pretty rough…

    Jokes aside, this is crazy.

  6. andy says:

    Latex or a little dried crazy glue on each finger just enough to mess up the print. 

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Latex or a little dried crazy glue on each finger just enough to mess up the print.

      “He said the majority of customers were happy to have their fingerprints scanned and their photograph taken for easier access at a later date.”

  7. BlackPanda says:

    They tried forcing this on Yeovil a few years back, as a compulsory condition of maintaining a licence, but it fell flat on its face. http://www.no2id.net for more information.

  8. mark says:

    I’m not a big nightclub fan but if they start hassling people as much as they do at the airport won’t people just go elsewhere? This seems more like a foolishly arrogant business move than an oppressive big brother one. 

  9. cegev says:

    The easiest way to ensure that no one underage or troublesome is allowed in a nightclub is to not allow anyone in the nightclub at all. Think of the security and convenience benefits!

    It’s important that people realize this when discussing ways of keeping troublemakers out: the *most* secure and convenient way is completely impractical, so security and convenience can’t be the only considerations.

  10. Textuality says:

    As a resident of South Wales I’ll happily state that they can stick this plan where the sun doesn’t shine.

    I’ll happily withhold my custom from any club making use of this system.  Not that I generally tend to make much use of IDs these days. :)

  11. Cowicide says:

    Replace the doors with prison doors and put thick steel bars in the windows and have a prison guard that let’s you in and out of the pub.  Also, keep everyone in handcuffs.  You can certainly drink a beer with handcuffs on, so I don’t think there’s an issue with that really.

    You… just… can’t… be… too… safe…

  12. Tokay says:

    Even worse in Perth, Western Australia: Fingerprints and photo ID req’d for entrance to a growing number of clubs and bars – with all data collected data instantly available to and stored by state police computer network. Also a requirement for all security cameras to be upgraded to resolutions capable of providing a clear ID from a small section of frame. “If you’re not planning anything criminal, you’ve got no need to be concerned.” Uh huh.

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