Nowadays we’re all about biometric technology. There are some definite perks to using them. Clock systems created with biometric technology are able to offer convenience while also ensuring that the right people are checking in and out. Employees don’t need to carry around punch cards to check in – all they need is their fingerprint.
Have you considered investing in a biometric time clock system for your company? Here’s why we think you should:
1 – Fingerprints aren’t stored in the system
Contrary to popular belief, the fingerprints of you and your employees aren’t actually stored in the system. Fingerprints are actually stored as strings of numbers. When an employee presses their fingerprint on the scanner, the computer algorithms turn it into numbers and match it to the registered user. They then clock that person in. A hacker can’t simply get into the machine and pull fingerprints off.
2 – They aren’t just for scanning in and out of work
Biometric time clock systems aren’t just for clocking in at the beginning of your shift and clocking out at the end. They can be used to track time for different purposes as well. Take, for example, if you pay your employees or bill your clients by the hour. With the help of a biometric reader, employees can easily scan their fingerprints when they begin to work, and scan again when they’re done. The time that they have worked is then automatically put into the system. Not only does this increase the accuracy of time tracking but it makes the process much more convenient for your employees.
3 – You can store the system anywhere
Biometric time clocks can actually be placed in quite a number of environments. Whether you need a reader in a damp area or in a warehouse with contaminants, you can store your system safely without worrying that they will break or malfunction.
4 – They can be used to restrict access
Aside from tracking time, biometric systems can restrict access to certain parts of your workplace. You can authorize certain people to enter restricted areas. All they have to do is scan their fingerprint and the door will be unlocked. If an unauthorized person tries to unlock the door with their fingerprint, they will be denied access. This allows you to control who enters certain areas and adds an extra layer of security.
5 – You can reduce human error
Timecard errors are more common than you’d think. Sometimes employees scan twice or they fail to scan properly and aren’t registered at all. Biometric time clock systems are a lot more accurate and will get it right the first time. They will also eliminate time theft since the employee has to be there to clock in and out.
6 – It’s easy to set up
You may be intimidated by the thought of installing a biometric time clock system. Installing and setting the system up is only the beginning. Then you need to grab all your employees and get them registered. Only then can you restrict access and grant privileges to certain users.
The process actually isn’t that complicated. The software can be installed and set up relatively quickly and the registration process is simple. After it’s up and running, clocking in and out will be a breeze!
Biometric timekeeping systems are not only able to save you time and energy but even money in the long-run, thanks to the increase in productivity and accuracy. Don’t let yourself fall behind the times. Get a biometric time clock system today!