The Case For Biometric Time Clocks

16th October, 2020News

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One of the most effective and modern ways in which employees can be identified, and their hours of work tracked, is by using a Biometric Time Clock. It is much more efficient than the traditional way of Bundy Card punching because it eliminates buddy punching, eliminates out of schedule punching, and hence reduces payroll costs.

Biometric Time Clocks are often placed at the entrance of the workplace or near the entrance of every individual department. Also, the Biometric Time Clock devices often sync with the working hours of employees and attendance software. This device helps an organisation reduce labour costs by preventing time theft by employees and reducing payroll mistakes.

Working With A Biometric Time Clock

Indeed time and attendance software can work with all sorts of time clocks like PIN only clocks, proximity card clocks, or web clocks. Still, when the time-keeping software is synced to a Biometric Time Clock, it reduces several time-consuming management processes and provides employers with greater controls. 

The working process of Biometric Time Clock is relatively easy. An employee will clock in using their biometric such as a fingerprint, the clock then identifies the employee by matching their previously recorded biometric data and records the punch time. The Biometric Time Clock then keeps track of the working hours of each employee and adds that to the employee’s timesheet card. Once the fixed payroll period ends, the time-keeping software imports the data of per employee’s hours worked into the payroll system.

The additional benefits that companies and organisations get by using Biometric Time Clocks like the Fingerprint Scanners by PeopleKey are:

  • Companies also get to keep track of the duration (individual and total) of breaks taken by an employee.
  • The system notifies all missed punches.
  • Companies can also track the overtime duration from the alerts prompted by the system.


Types Of Biometric Time Clocks Available

The different types of Biometric Time Clocks depend on the type of attributes they use. Some of the standard identifiers for Biometric Time Clock include fingerprints, facial recognition, iris scan, hand geometry, etc. Among all the mentioned types of identifiers, the Fingerprint Time Clock type dominates the market demand.   

PeopleKey offers excellent Fingerprint Scanners that can conduct verification in less than 1.5 seconds. Our Fingerprint Time Clock range is highly reliable because the fingerprint data of an individual is stored in the device as encrypted numeric values only. PeopleKey Fingerprint Scanners don’t store image data therefore the finger templates cannot be reverse-engineered to form a fingerprint image. Hence the biometric data of any person will never be compromised using our Fingerprint Scanners.