Upgrading to a fingerprint time and attendance system is an easy and relatively inexpensive way to improve the efficiency of your business. One of the downfalls of using traditional time and attendance systems is that they are unable to detect if employees are clocking in for each other, meaning there is a risk that individuals could be getting paid for hours they haven’t worked. By using biometric verification you can ensure that each employee is paid for exactly the hours they put in, giving you peace of mind that salaries are justified as well as motivating employees to follow the rules, because staff attendance problems will be easy to spot.
So what fingerprint time and attendance systems are on the market?
Touchtime 1200 Plus
This fingerprint scanner can be wall mounted and has a large LCD screen. It has a capacity of 50,000 transactions and an optional USB memory stick for data backups should your network be unavailable. One UK supplier of this hardware is Time Systems UK Ltd, who offers the terminal and software for £350 +VAT. This is for up to 25 employees, and if training is required it would cost an extra £300.
TimeVision is geared towards smaller businesses of up to 50 employees. It can accommodate up to 3 different rates of pay and 10 working schedules. Clear Systems Ltd offers a TimeVision Fingerprint package that includes a 1 year warranty on the scanner, and prices for the hardware and software package start at £295 +VAT.
This type of fingerprint scanner can be wall mounted and offers a choice of fingerprint only, ID and fingerprint, or ID and password. It is capable of recording up to 50,000 transactions. Eurotime Systems Ltd sells this system, which includes calculation of hours on a daily or weekly basis, advanced reporting capabilities, and a rostering system which allows forward planning of working hours.
This is a desktop biometric clocking in machine for smaller businesses. Features include a waterproof and dustproof fingerprint sensor, real time transfer of data, and fast scanning of fingerprints in less than 0.5 seconds. If you are interested in this particular sensor, you can buy it from Clocking In Machines Online for around £199.
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