Time and attendance and clocking systems moved on over the last few years from traditional punch clock cards to the latest biometric technology. Biometric access control system measures and analyzes the characteristics of the human body for easy identification. Biometric clocking systems generally have a number of components. The first is the biometric reader that scans the body part used for identification. The second component is the software that uses the information obtained by the reader and transforms it into a digital format. The information is then stored in a database. Biometric readers have long been used by the commercial and government sectors but is now gaining ground in the home security industry.
Biometric time clock parts include a main terminal with a cable, a serial port adapter, user memory, transaction memory, time clock motor, stamp handle, drive cam, and battery. Other parts include time card racks, timecards, and time clock ribbon and cartridges. Timecard racks are metallic racks with a powder-coat finish. For locking time cards when not in use, lockable security cabinets are available. A computer with employee time-tracking software for Windows is needed for working the equipment. Signaling devices of low voltage such as horns, bells, buzzers, and transformers are other accessories. This timekeeping system uses employee ID badges for identification that are magnetically encoded.
The biometric access control system terminals scan the size and shape of the employees’ hands to verify their identities each time they punch in. The employee can punch in only if the matching image is found in the memory of the equipment. This method offers maximum security and prevents identity theft.
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It used to be that only high-security government facilities used security systems such as biometric time clocks to monitor and control people traffic. Now, other institutions and industries are discovering and benefiting from the use of these devices, whether it is to increase or complement their security procedures or to replace less efficient timekeeping machines. This might seem a bit extreme, but companies lose millions of people being late, leaving early and what is known as ‘buddy clocking’ people clocking for other people. Biometric access control system is growing quickly large organizations such as banks, airports, etc. Tend to set the trend with this type of technology and I am sure if you go into any of these you will find some kind of biometric scanner whether it is clocking or Biometric access control system installation or simply to log computers on/off.
Biometric time clocking systems only recognizes pre-registered imprints or images of a person’s retina, fingerprint, or palm. Within seconds, the device can electronically process a scanned imprint and find its match among hundreds, if not thousands, of stored images. Aside from gate keeping, the device also records the time up to the last second of access. That information is stored in a database and can be accessed to generate up-to-date reports, summaries, and even computations. Both biometric time clocking systems and biometric time attendance systems are the same even if they have different names. Biometric identification clocks are often preferred by people looking for time punch systems. These biometric access control systems use fingerprint recognition or hand recognition for employees to punch in or punch out. Wages are then based on the records collected.
The biometric clocking system comes with attractive maintenance plans. Annual maintenance plans for software are offered by biometric time clock companies. Free upgrades and technical support are also included in the maintenance schedules. Maintenance plans often include replacement of parts as well as cleaning and related procedures. Periodic cleaning is recommended for hand readers and their keys. Low maintenance cost is an added advantage of the equipment. It is easy to identify a time and attendance system by its clock, which sometimes needs to be replaced. The cost of the equipment varies depending upon the software, installation, and training to be provided. As technology is fast growing, it is recommended to select a product model that can be upgraded.
With all biometric access control systems the biggest battle of all when implementing them is how to win the confidence of the people who will be using them. They need to be reassured that the information will only be used for what it is intended and it is safe to use. This is probably the biggest stumbling block to overcome when introducing biometric readers. All of these biometric technologies will have a place in today’s security and the business, but for time and attendance fingerprint clocking in system is more than enough due to the low cost and reliability and for most security applications the dual method of fingerprint and card offers a very high level of access control. This is where a media card such as RFID (radio frequency Identification) and the fingerprint must tally together to gain access.
The technology of biometrics is admittedly advanced and specific so as to protect at the highest security levels. They are superb for the realm of physical security than application security like a website and are not infallible. Determined and decided thieves would find their way around any system, but if your business and or life needs additional security that passwords and identification cards aren’t providing, jumping into the technology of biometric security may be the right fit for you and your life.