Let’s discuss Biometric Time Clocks and how they could reduce payroll costs.
What are ‘Biometrics?’
Biometrics is the collecting and analysis of an individual’s physical or behavioural attributes. The attribute measured must be unique to that person. When used with biometrics, the attribute or characteristic is called an ‘identifier.’ Identifiers include fingerprints, facial scans, iris scans, hand vein geometry, or DNA. Behavioural identifiers include typing patterns, iris patterns, or gait (the way you walk). Some attributes—such as voice—are both physical and behavioural.
How Does a Biometric System Work?
Any biometric system requires a device, software, and database. The device collects the identifier. The software converts the collected information into a digital format. (Most systems encrypt the information for security and legal compliance.) The database stores the information.
What Are Biometrics Used For?
Biometrics are used for security and/or transaction authentication. A biometric system is an effective way to verify a person’s identity. Consequently, they are used in airports, forensic investigations, secure buildings and workforce management. For our purposes today, we will discuss how you use them in workforce management.
What is a Biometric Time Clock?
Biometric employee time clocks identify employees and track their work hours. Employees punch in and out on the biometric clock. Biometric time clocks can be placed at the entrance to the workplace, or at the entrance to specific departments within the facility. Some employee timekeeping apps have biometric capability. Because of this, it allows employees to clock in from a mobile device. In addition, biometric clocks can sync with employee time and attendance software.
What Are The Different Types of Biometric Time Clocks?
Biometric clocks are distinguished by the type of attribute they use. Common identifiers include fingerprints, iris scans, facial recognition, and hand geometry. Some biometric time clocks are designed for specific workspaces. For example, portable dirt- and water-resistant clocks for construction sites.
Look out for part 2 of this blog coming next week (21/06/21).