Biometrics Technology: The 21st century solution to Time and attendance

Biometrics technology is mainly used for identification and access control, or for identifying individuals that are under surveillance. The basic premise of this authentication is that everyone is unique and an individual can be identified by his or her intrinsic physical or behavioural traits. They can be used as an employee time management system due to its ability to recognise people’s unique physiological characteristics. This time and attendance terminals are becoming increasingly popular in the market today because of its many features.

One of the most prevalent biometric technologies is the fingerprint recognition system; by placing a finger on the scanner, the time clock terminal reads the fingerprint and allows the person to clock in or out.

Biometrics terminals are able to read a person’s unique fingerprint, iris, hand shape, or face shape, and they would ensure that employees cannot clock in for one another; this goes a long way in preventing employee time theft.

Biometric technology is not restricted to just hands and fingers; rather there are terminals that scan a person’s iris to recognise the individual. Additionally, certain systems capture an image of a person’s unique face shape and use this to allow employees access to features on the terminal.

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One of the most recent and most interesting types of biometrics technology deals with recognising the unique patterns that the veins make in a person’s hand. Because these patterns are usually highly complex, it is nearly impossible for one person to clock in as another. The technology, therefore, has very low false acceptance and false rejection rates and is used in very high-security areas.

Biometrics is extremely useful both in helping businesses feel secure and in totally eradicating employee time theft because it relies on personal characteristics that vary between individuals. The wide variety of easy to use terminals ensures that biometrics is a smart (and cool) solution when deciding what kind of time and attendance system to purchase for your company.

They help in controlling theft, saving money and time and they are equally very efficient and secure. These solutions help to eliminate the frustrations of a manual process, and it also reduces the risk of human error and ensures an easy approach in addressing specific needs without any form of confusion or ill-feelings.

Another great benefit of this is that they may also be used to control employee access to certain areas within a facility and to track employee entry which goes a long way to reducing employees’ dissatisfaction.

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