Biometrics provide added security. This can be incredibly beneficial when used in a work environment. Biometric terminals use advanced technology to scan fingerprints. With a biometric attendance system, employee attendance is accurately logged.
You can prevent time theft and attendance abuse. You have the option to restrict access to certain rooms in your business. You can also simplify your entire attendance and record keeping system. If you are interested in these benefits, then learn more about biometric attendance systems.
Biometric Attendance Systems
What is a biometric terminal? Essentially, employees scan their fingerprint on the terminal. The terminal then verifies the identity of the user. This can be used to allow employees to clock in or out or you can use these terminals to restrict access to specific rooms.
Biometric attendance systems rely on multispectral imaging. For this, we use Lumidigm multispectral sensors. These are the best sensors in biometric technology. They can accurately scan fingerprints. They look beyond the layers of grease, dirt, sweat, and moisture.
Different wavelengths of light are used to enhance the quality of the data capture. The surface and subsurface of the fingerprint are stored by the system.
There are two main components of the sensor. This includes the light source and an imaging system. The light illuminates the finger.
The imaging system creates a digital imaging array. The fingerprint is then stored as a computer algorithm. You cannot retrieve the fingerprints from the system. This increases security.
These biometric attendance systems can be used alone or with additional input methods. You can add input methods to further increase the security. This includes the addition of the following options:
- PIN entry
- Key fobs
- ID badges
- Swipe cards
This is the most secure system for tracking time and attendance. Best of all, you have multiple options for installing a biometric scanner. You can choose from several different attendance systems that rely on biometric technology.
Biometric Attendance Systems for Any Workplace
There are multiple types of biometric systems that you can use in your workplace. You are able to choose an option that fits your specific needs.
Find a biometric terminal that works best in your business. This includes the following options:
- Proximity terminals
- Desktop readers
- PC-based clocking
Proximity terminals are wall-mounted terminals that can be used in just about any setting. You can use the biometric scanner with or without additional input methods.
Combining the biometric terminal with the use of a key fob or swipe card will increase the overall security of the system.
Desktop readers are placed on a desk and connected to a central attendance system. Employees scan their fingerprint on the desktop reader. This can be used to clock in or out.
This offers the full functionality of a clocking terminal. Though, it costs a fraction of the price. The low cost makes biometric desktop readers an ideal solution for smaller businesses.
PC based clocking uses a web-based application to handle time and attendance. Employees can scan their fingerprint on a biometric device and then follow the prompts on the web-based application.
The attendance information is instantly sent to a central database. Employees can view their schedule and send vacation or time off requests.
Supervisors and managers have real-time access to employee hours. This makes it easier to enforce your attendance policy. It also simplifies the way you handle time off requests.
The Advantages of Using Biometrics
Why should you consider upgrading to a biometric attendance system? The benefits truly make biometric systems the smart choice for a modern business. Here is a look at the primary advantages offered by biometrics:
- Multispectral imaging is more effective than optical solutions
- Integrate with time and attendance software
- Increase the security of your workplace
- Prevent time theft and attendance abuse
- Biometric terminals are easy to use
- Restrict or grant entry to specific areas
- Install in multiple locations around your workplace
Multispectral Imaging is More Effective Than Optical Solutions
The Lumidigm fingerprint sensors that are used in these systems are more effective than optical sensors. This system can accurately scan a fingerprint whether the finger is wet or dry. This increases the accuracy and reliability of the system.
Integrate with Time and Attendance Software
You can combine biometric terminals with time and attendance software. This allows you to simplify your attendance system. Employees will simply be able to scan their fingerprint in order to clock in or out.
When you integrate this with time and attendance software, you will be able to prevent payroll errors. You can ensure that every minute worked by every employee is correctly logged into the central system.
Increase the Security of Your Workplace
One of the greatest advantages of using a biometrics clocking in system is the added security. Biometric scanners are secure and foolproof. The advanced multispectral imaging ensures the accuracy of the system.
Each fingerprint is unique and different. The scanned fingerprint is stored as an algorithm and cannot be retrieved. If security is an issue at your workplace, you will enjoy the benefits provided by biometric attendance systems.
Prevent Time Theft and Attendance Abuse
Time theft and attendance abuse can be a real threat in any business. Employees may clock each other in or out. This is a practice known as buddy punching. With biometric scanners, there is no way for an employee to clock in or out another employee.
Biometric Terminals are Easy to Use
Biometric terminals are incredibly easy to use. Employees simply have to scan their fingerprints. This provides an easy way for your employees to clock in or out. If you have shift workers, this can save you a considerable amount of time. Your employees will no longer have to wait in line in order to clock in or out.
Restrict or Grant Entry to Specific Areas
Use biometric terminals to restrict or grant entry to specific areas. These systems can be used as a security measure to prevent access to areas of your business. In situations where certain rooms contain sensitive information, this can be beneficial for preventing unauthorised access.
Install in Multiple Locations Around Your Workplace
You also have the option to install biometric terminals in multiple locations throughout your workplace. If you are using the biometric terminal to restrict access to certain rooms, you can install the terminals wherever they are needed.
If you have specific areas that need to be made off limits to certain employees, this is a great way to increase security.
The bottom line is that biometric attendance systems offer a superior way to track time and attendance.
You can increase the security of your workplace. Accurately track employee hours. Prevent payroll errors. Spend less time dealing with scheduling requests. These are great advantages for any business.
Biometric technology has greatly improved in recent years. This is especially true when using multispectral imaging sensors instead of an optical sensor. If you are interested in the benefits described, you should consider the installation of a biometric terminal.
In addition to biometric terminals, you can choose from a wide range of time and attendance options.