Biometric time clock software

Biometric Time Clock Software Ensures That Its Buddy Punching That Takes A Vacation. Your Payroll Should Not Be A Gamble!

Biometric time clock software is the ideal solution for keeping track of your short term seasonal contracted employees,  who are from my experience anyway,  less trustworthy when it comes to punctuality and accurate recording of their hours worked,  most probably due to their desire to make as much money as possible in a short a time as possible.

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 31, 2013

shutterstock_24884980The great outdoors are calling to plenty of people all over the United States. Girl Scout troops, Boy Scout troops, families, college students and many others are all heading to the camping grounds for some rest and relaxation. As people need to purchase new equipment and want to use some amenities while they are there, the camping industry continues to boom. Meeting these demands are the services of MinuteHound’s newest software, a biometric time clock software attendance program has arrived in plenty of time for camping season.

Before the tents are pitched and the marshmallows roasted, prospective campers are heading to the stores to purchase all of their supplies. With this new influx of customers, shops often have to hire some seasonal employees. Plenty of people are swiping in and out each day, and MinuteHound’s fingerprint scanning timekeeping system is very easy to use. Using biometric technology, data is stored safely and securely to protect the privacy of employees. Fingerprints are never stored, saved, or ever kept on file.

Protecting camping companies is one of the goals this software has as well. Businesses lose so much money to inaccurate time cards, but when fingerprints are used, going around the system is impossible. Employees cannot have other workers sign in for them, so they do not receive credit for time worked. Furthermore, the system sends out a text or email to selected individuals if an employee does not show up on time or leaves early. The company does not have to pay an hourly employee for that time, and the manager will be able to find a replacement quickly. Originally from : http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/7/prweb10833659.htm

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2013

MinuteHound announces their new plug and play fingerprint machine that is designed to eliminate time clock theft, human error and increase administrative efficiency. Companies are choosing to switch to biometric based technologies such as the new plug and play fingerprint machine, because biometric technology can track employees’ attendance accurately and effectively.

Companies searching for easy to use biometric attendance software will discover that the biometric fingerprint machine MinuteHound has just released is truly plug and play. There are no learning curves or any training required to use these fingerprint attendance machines.

The biometric time clock software and fingerprint machine only takes minutes to set up and use. These can be plugged into any computer’s USB port. The fingerprint machine scanners, which are available now, can operate up to 50 feet or more from a computer. This allows them to be strategically placed at any location. Once they are set up, Minutehound’s fingerprint machines can be used as clock-in terminals, effectively eliminating the need for punch cards, identification badges, employee attendance sheets, and ID cards.

Registering employees into MinuteHound is very easy. All that is required is for an employee to place either their forefinger or thumb on the fingerprint machine. Once their fingerprint is scanned, the employee’s information can be entered and their identity recognized the next time they log-in to work.

Biometric fingerprint time clocks and software are saving companies a considerable amount of money each year by eliminating wasted time. When employees come in late to work, leave for lunch early or when they forget to clock-out from work, it costs companies money.

Originally from : http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/7/prweb10702076.htm

timegenius ltdSummary: Employees clocking on for friends and colleagues, is one problem that will always worry employers, especially new short term employees who do not have a history with your Company, installation of biometric time clock software will sort this age old problem out once and for all.  And has proved time and again to pay for itself over and over.  Why take the risk, call for a price quotation or online demonstration.  Let buddy punching be  a thing of the past, and improve the moral of your employees who do tow the line.

biometric clocking in systems

Biometric Time Clock Software

Our Biometric Time Clock Software Uses The Very Same Technology Chosen By The Israeli Government!

The National ID system chosen by Israel to replace citizens photographic ID cards, is about to start a two year pilot scheme, to test the biometric technology in the real world, and whether it will be accepted by ithe people, many of whom are perplexed by the idea that their biometric data will be held on a national database.  Biometric time clock software has readily been available to UK Companies for the accurate recording of employee attendance at work.

Story originally from Haaretz.com by Johnny Silver

ingersoll rand hand punchA 2009 ruling tasked the Ministry of the Interior with establishing a biometric identification system that will eventually replace the current picture ID system. The stated aim is to reduce cases of forgery and identity theft. The project has an initial two-year “pilot phase” in which citizens can participate voluntarily. The law is highly controversial here, drawing criticism from civil liberties organizations and security experts alike, who say the project is poorly managed and will lead to large-scale leaks and theft of personal data.

The pilot was hindered by numerous delays over the rising public outcry, several appeals to the Supreme Court and even a labor dispute. The pilot phase was originally set to begin in 2010; it was recently announced that the phase is now scheduled to start in two weeks. Over the next few days an ad campaign will try and convince citizens to hand over their biometric identification in exchange for a new, high-tech ID card.

The pilot phase will conclude by June 2015. The government then has the option to end the experiment and destroy the database – or order that all citizens be issued a national biometric ID. During the pilot phase, old ID cards will still be issued.

The existence of a preliminary pilot program itself came under criticism, with detractors saying that it was created to only to placate the opposition and that it lacks clearly defined goals.

What is a biometric ID?

Old, low-tech IDs contain easy-to-forge information: names, addresses and a unique ID number printed on a card along with a picture. A national database that links names to ID numbers exists, but law officers have no way to know if the card and the picture within are authentic. With a low-tech ID system, identity theft is relatively easy, especially in a world full of high-resolution digital cameras, image-manipulation software and home printers.

A biometric ID is notably harder to fake. The data it relies on is those physical traits that are unique to each person and difficult or impossible to change, such as fingerprints or retina scans. The two identifiers chosen in Israel are fingerprints and facial contour information that remains unchanged even if cosmetic changes are applied.

This is the first attempt to create a national database in Israel, but several biometric identification systems are already in place here. One is a fingerprint-ID system that allows jobs seekers to report to employment service offices without waiting in line. Another system is operated by the Airports Authority that enables card holders to skip passport control. Participation in both systems is voluntary. Many private employers also require biometric identification systems to control access to workplaces or as cheat-proof time clocks.

How will it work?

A person wishing to join the database can report to an office of the Population and Immigration Authority with a valid ID card, a passport or a travel document. A PIA officer will validate your identity with several computer-chosen questions drawn from the Interior Ministry’s databases. You will sign a release authorizing the PIA to collect and store biometric data. An electronic scanner will take fingerprints from two fingers and a specialized camera will scan faces for a personal “facial ID.”

The data will be stored in a specialized database, separate from the PIA’s databases, which will be operated by a separate agency. Law officers and others authorized to check biometric IDs will be equipped with portable terminals which won’t give them direct access to personal data – only allow to ascertain the identity of a card’s holder.

Will I have to carry such an ID?

Israeli law mandates that citizens carry their ID card with them at all times (in reality, the law is seldom enforced). When the pilot is completed, and if the initiative isn’t scrapped in this phase, the biometric ID will be the only type of ID issued.

Will my information be safe from theft?

Experts have expressed strong concern over the security of the new system, concern that mounted as time went by. They cite the state’s abysmal record in keeping private information safe, as well as multiple hiccups in the project’s creation. As the pilot phase draws nearer it becomes clear that two key requests for tender – one for the supply of an anti-forgery system, the other for the position of data security analyst – will not be filled in time.

Two organizations, whose appeals to the Supreme Court to scrap the project have been denied, have issued harsh statements on Tuesday. The Association for Civil Rights in Israel has said that keeping a database is not necessary for issuing biometric ID cards and warned about the “irreversible” implications of a leak from such a database. The ACRI has also warned that the database will become a data-gathering tool for the police.  More here..

timegenius ltdSummary: The fear over biometric ID systems is always a newsworthy topic.  The media I feel is responsible for whipping up a storm every time.  Our biometric time clock software has been around for years, and we use the same biometric hand scan terminal illustrated in the above story.  If you want accurate recording of employee attendance, without compromising your anyones privacy then please call us and we will be happy to give you a quotation and online demonstration.

biometric clocking in systems

fingerprint clocking in systems

Fingerprint Clocking In Systems and The General Use Of Biometrics To Monitor Employees, Is Still Causing Controversy In The City

Employee Monitoring: McCague Borlack, Toronto Law Firm, Aims To Fingerprint Non-Lawyer Staff

fingerprint clocking in systemA group of legal secretaries at a Toronto corporate law firm is rebelling online against a plan that would see them fingerprinted when they come and go at work.

McCague Borlack LLP, a law firm that specializes in banking and insurance litigation, is planning to implement fingerprint reading technology at its offices this month, to address complaints about employees who were taking excessively long lunch breaks or cutting out early from work. The new system will not apply to the company’s lawyers, only its administrative staff.

Some people were abusing the system,” founding partner Howard Borlack told theToronto Star. “We had people taking two to three hours for lunch and we had no way of knowing. . . . Some people were complaining.”

He said the primary purpose of the new system was to improve building security, but being able to track workers is “a huge bonus.”

Employees of the firm have evidently launched a website, called Which Finger to Give to Bay Street, to protest the move.

“Life is good for the lawyers at the firm; their money keeps rolling in at $400/hr. Often at a higher rate! Their secretaries are not so lucky. Secretaries at this firm earn 20 times less than these fancy Bay Street Lawyers. And secretaries are treated with the following degrading contempt: a finger printing program!” the website states.

I suspect that the vast majority of workers will find forced fingerprinting by their employer to be offensive. Certainly, [I] suspect highly qualified legal secretaries won’t be rushing to come work at this firm now,” York University labour professor David Doorey wrote on his blog.

Doorey notes that fingerprinting workers could violate work contracts if those work contracts stipulate some measure of privacy. But he suggested legal recourse could be sparse for the employees.

Originally from : http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/11/01/mccague-borlack-fingerprint-employees_n_2058258.html

Summary
As long as a small section of the workforce is prepared to take advantage and lengthen their lunch breaks at the expense of other more conscientious employees, there will be the need to monitor everyone, to ensure people are not abusing the system. It improves moral of the people who do come in on time and don’t leave early, to see such a technology like fingerprint clocking in systems, introduced into the workplace. Only the cheaters have anything to fear.

fingerprint clocking in systems

Biometric attendance software

Time theft could be costing your Company a lot of money – Biometric recording of your employee’s attendance may be the answer…

Common ways that employee time theft is committed occurs through buddy punching – the practice of employees entering or stamping time cards, punch cards or passwords on behalf of another employee. Time theft could also be committed, intentionally or unintentionally, through employee late arrivals or through lax tracking of sick and vacation days.

Traditional punch card machines, time clocks and even attendance sheets rely on the honor system of each and every employee adhering to the rules set out by management. With a biometric time and attendance system, only verified time that is tied to the true identity of the employee is recorded for administration and integrated for payroll processing.

“Biometric fingerprint and face recognition are at the cutting edge of the most accurate ways to collect employee time and attendance information as they are uniquely linked to each employee and cannot be shared, lost or stolen,” said Rob Douglas, CEO of ENTERTECH SYSTEMS. “With ENTERTECH SYSTEMS, businesses can now easily track employees’ time and attendance with just the touch of a finger through the number one algorithm in the market.”

….More at Biometrics for Time and Attendance Showcased at APA Congress by Suprema … – PR Web (press release)

 

Summary

Biometrics come in many forms, facial recognition, hand geometry, fingerprint scanners – the correct introduction and education of how these systems work is important, if you are to overcome peoples natural reluctance and prejudices to have their biometric data held in a database.

For instance, when you explain to people that their fingerprint cannot be reproduced from the recorded data, anxiety surrounding the use of biometrics reduces substantially.

biometric clocking in systems

Cloud based time and attendance

Online cloud based time and attendance systems seem to be all the rage at the moment. This new release from MinuteHound uses biometric time clocks to ensure that the data collected is accurate and true – This system will be warmly welcomed by employers who suspect that time theft may be a problem within their business…

MinuteHound has released a new web based SaaS time clock featuring online time attendance. Now available, MinuteHound’s newest biometric time clock system, which features online time attendance software, is specially engineered to improve employee efficiency and attendance accountability on the job. Companies with many employees are now switching to the biometric time clock system that MinuteHound is offering.

absenteeismOnline time attendance software has many advantages over other traditional time clock systems, which use time cards or identification badges. Online time attendance software improves management’s efficiency. It equips owners and managers with the ability to schedule employees online, track payroll expenses and to prevent time clock errors from occurring.

Time theft, such as buddy punching, are problems associated with all businesses small to large. This has caused many companies to switch to a more secure time clock and attendance system, like the one MinuteHound now offers. Regardless of their location, owners and company managers can effortlessly track employees, create and change schedules, and produce payroll reports online with the time attendance software that is now available at MinuteHound.com….More at MinuteHound Releases New Web Time Clock Featuring Online Time Attendance – PR Web (press release)

Biometric time & attendance keeps an accurate count of all employees and their work hours. Right now, most employers use inaccurate methods to record worker time by having them sign a sheet of paper or logging in with a pin and password. These systems are based off an honor system, just hoping employees stay honest and don’t forget to clock-in and out. With MinuteHound’s biometric time & attendance, employees don’t get the chance to forget or cover for friends. Biometric time & attendance means employees have to scan their finger or thumb before recording time.

Fingerprints cannot be shared, and each employee has to be physically present in order to punch in and out….More at Biometric Time & Attendance- Prepare For Obama Care! Employee …

 

Summary

Cloud based software solutions for employee time attendance are certainly an interesting option.  Things to consider are access to the data in the event your chosen vendor’s servers fail, if your hard drive fails , as long as you have a good back up regime,  you can be up and running in no time.

But when your crucial payroll data is on someone else’s server, maybe in a different Country, on a different time zone, your at the mercy of their support good or bad.

Just make sure you choose a vendor with proven support who are prepared to go above an beyond the call of duty in the event of an emergency, get references and as many as possible before putting your business in their hands…

clocking in systems