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Which Time and Attendance System is Right For You?

There is a lot of choice when it comes to time and attendance terminals, from proximity cards and key fobs to biometric face sanners and fingerprint readers. It is not a simple case of one terminal being 'better' than the others, but rather a case of selecting the right terminal or terminals for your organisation. 


Fingerprint Scanner

Time and Attendance Fingerprint Scanners

Biometric fingerprint scanners work by reading an employee’s fingerprint, and storing it as a mathematical algorithm – a code to allow the terminal to check a fingerprint. You can allay your employees’ fears that their fingerprints are being kept on record by explaining there is no possibility a fingerprint from an algorithm can be replicated.

Pros 
          
Cons
Eliminates 'buddy clocking' - employee must be present to clock in/out   Fingerprint sensor can lose effectiveness in very dusty environments

 
No more forgotten or lost ID cards/fobs   Dirty hands can cloud the sensor

 
Extremely fast and accurate   Gloves or other hand PPE must be removed

 
Inexpensive   Employees must be present to set themselves up on the system - you can't do it in advance

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Proximity Terminal

time attendance hrx proximity terminal with card

Proximity cards and key fobs incorporate Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to communicate with the clocking terminal. RFID allows employees to keep their cards inside their wallets or purses whilst clocking, making for a fast and efficient signing in/out procedure.

Pros 
          
Cons
Cards can be branded to your company, or include an employee photo for security purposes   'Buddy Punching' is possible - an employee could fraudulently clock with another's card. 

 
Fast and accurate   Cards can be forgotten or lost

 
Contactless    

   
You can set employees up on the system in advance    

   
Inexpensive    

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Face Scanner

time attendance face scanner terminals

Biometric face scanners offer a fast, reliable method of monitoring the comings and goings of your employees without the need for physical contact. Face scanners match and verify far more data points than finger scanners, making them more accurate and less prone to errors.

Pros 
          
Cons
Eliminates 'buddy clocking' - employee must be present to clock in/out   A more expensive Biometric solution                                

 
No more forgotten or lost ID cards/fobs    

   
The fastest and most accurate Biometric system    

   
Works with head scarves and hijabs along with PPE such as hard hats    

   
Completely contactless interaction - no wear and tear or transfer of dirt or germs    

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 Hand Reader

time attendance hand scanner terminal

Our most rugged biometric unit processes clocking on site or remotely. The Hand Reader makes over 31,000 different measurements of your employee’s hand to ‘read’ and verify when clocking in/out. The template matching procedure takes less than a second and is a fast, efficient method of processing your employees entering and exiting the building. 

Pros 
          
Cons
Eliminates 'buddy clocking' - employee must be present to clock in/out   Gloves or other PPE must be removed

 
No more forgotten or lost ID cards/fobs    

   
Extremely fast and accurate    

   
Works with dirty hands    

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Conclusion

With Focus software we aim to ensure you have the right solution for your business. Sometimes that is a specific terminal or terminals, and at other times that is a range.

You may decide, for example, to use a proximity card system for registering employees entering and exiting the premises, and a fingerprint reader providing access to sensitive areas within the building. Or you may choose a proximity solution for you office area and a hand scanner for your production department.

Whatever option is right for you, we will help you find it. Focus has unrivalled flexibility in terminal choices, and unlike the majority of the competition can work with a variety of terminals at the same time with the same employee set.

 


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