Human resource professionals often balance implementing new technology with the rights of employers and employees. The biggest question about biometric time clocks is the benefits of embracing the security this time calculating tool offers.
Why Biometrics Makes Good Business Sense
There are at least three scenarios where a fingerprint time clock makes good business sense:
- Improved clock-in accuracy: Requiring employees to clock-in with their finger reduces or eliminates other systems that are fraught with errors. Implementation curbs the practice of employees punching in or swiping a coworker’s ID when they are not at work.
- Higher security with internal processes: Working at a government facility or business with sensitive documents requires keeping records locked in secure areas. Access to these rooms will be limited to a biometric time clock.
- High security access to an entire facility: All entry points of a building is limited to a fingerprint time clock. Visitors who value privacy will appreciate the added security level, which keeps people and data safer.
Time and Money Saving Features
There are many compelling features that make a fingerprint time clock worth the investment:
- Constant availability
- Integrate software with current business systems
- Scalable for business growth
The latest biometric time clock has better synchronization through the Linux operating system. Now, it is possible to use DHCP for IP addresses. Remote configuration from a web browser login is also possible.
Information is stored in memory so employees can clock in and out, even during a network outage.
Integration with Business Systems
This fingerprint time clock is one in a series of devices that remain compatible with one another. Onsite installation is easy with a centralized network interface. Clocks work seamlessly with different systems such as smartphones, proximity clocks and desktop models.
The system satisfies company needs for easy expansion. This eliminates the necessity of buying a brand new system to match a growing workforce. Not only does this fingerprint time clock have a capacity for growth, but it also adapts to changing workforce scenarios.
Employees can work from virtually every corner of the world, yet remain connected to a centralized time tracking system. Employees receive individualized information and group communications. In case of an emergency, managers know how many employees are working.
Companies of all sizes require distributed systems for time clock and related HRIS. Customers want options to run software modules. Having access via the Internet and onsite, while security controls and time clock systems connect to seamlessly communicate information is crucial.
The answer is found in the Mitrefinch Proximity/Swipe Card system. Easy to interface with an existing system, companies are not hit with a huge expense. This system understands and adapts to changing needs.
Employees can work online or offline under certain conditions. This proximity time clock allows employees to continue to clock in and out. Ease of use and simple remote configuration from anywhere in the world makes this system a compelling choice for time and attendance management.
Web Based Clock-In
Technology is literally changing at the speed of light. Companies have freedom with a web-based clock-in system in a centralized location. Employees can check in at an offsite facility or from their desk with a distributed web login.
Benefits to having a centralized check point for all workforce segments include:
- Employees cannot check-in for each other.
- Managers can see which employees are onsite at all times.
- Allow employees to directly check-in via a web check-in system
- Up-to-the-minute reporting capabilities
- Distributed check-in with company issued mobile equipment such as a smartphone or tablet
- Send individualized and group messages
- Scheduled reports for statistic tracking
Mobile Phone Clocking
Time and attendance capabilities are literally in the palm of employees’ hands with the Mobile Phone Clocking system from Mitrefinch. Employees can track their time anywhere, whether they are traveling on the road, working from home or filling in at a different worksite.
Information that is instantly transferred to the main time tracking system can be viewed, analyzed and printed. An employee mode and supervisor mode controls who has access to different pieces of data and functions.
Employee mode comes with the ability to check in and out for work shifts. They can also submit electronic leave requests. Supervisor mode gives management multiple functions such as clocking in or out an individual employee or group of employees.
USB Fingerprint Reader
HR can automate their workplace with a biometric fingerprint time clock solution. Lumidigm® M-Series Technology has entered company space to help authenticate employee access from remote locations. Security is enhanced with a portable USB fingerprint reader to eliminate problems often connected to traditional time clock systems.
This is what an automated workplace looks like with the benefits of this dynamic technology:
- Secure access from remote locations
- Flexible shift scheduling
- Portable authentication system
- Access control features onsite and in databases
- Eliminate inefficient manual time recording practices
- Streamline login processes
- Finger sensors to reliably capture biometric data