Many of our customers choose to use uAttend as a biometric attendance system, (you can also choose RFID, web and phone clocking). Biometric fingerprint clocking is perhaps the most popular option. Our robust BN6000 series of biometric clocking in machines are used in a wide range of industries, from construction* to hospitality, cleaning and care.
Many staffing agency customers install our fingerprint clocking machines on client sites to ensure accountability and accurate billing.
Using biometric fingerprint and facial recognition clocking in terminals is a simple, effective way to stop time fraud and buddy clocking. Most employers, particularly those employing remote workers say they trust 90% of their staff, it’s the 10% they want to make sure ‘toe the line’. And as other customers tell us, asking employees to guesstimate their times will always result in inaccurate hours being recorded, however trustworthy employees are.
How a biometric fingerprint attendance system works
To initially set up an employee on the system, an administrator registers their fingerprint or prints, (including thumbprints), using the scanner on the biometric clocking in machine. The uAttend time attendance software creates unique codes related to the prints. The code or codes are then stored on the uAttend system.
When the employee subsequently clocks in to the system, the live scanned print is compared to the stored code, when matched, the member of staff is able to clock in or out. The fingerprints themselves aren’t stored on the system which means there are no personal privacy issues for staff to be concerned about.
Find out more about the BN6000 series of wired and WiFi biometric fingerprint clocking terminals
How a biometric facial recognition attendance system works
There are a number of different ways in which facial recognition system algorithms are calculated, most commonly the key points of a person’s face are triangulated and stored as a unique code. Clocking in works in the same way as fingerprint clocking, when the face is scanned at clocking in or out it’s compared to the stored algorithm for that individual. When it matches, the employee is clocked in or out.
Facial images aren’t stored on the system, so there aren’t the privacy or data protection issues which other systems which do store facial images may have.
Our MN2000 facial recognition clocking terminal can also work in combination with PIN codes and proximity fobs/cards. Find out more about the uAttend MN2000 facial recognition terminal .
Setting up your uAttend biometric attendance management system
In our experience it’s often a good idea to inform staff about how biometric clocking terminals work when installing a new time attendance system, so they don’t have any worries about personal privacy or security issues.
Our friendly UK helpdesk can give you information to send out to staff if required. (Don’t forget, support is part of your monthly uAttend subscription – not an extra).
To get up and running with biometric clocking terminals is simple
- Buy the fingerprint or facial recognition terminal/s you need from our shop. If you order before 11:00AM Monday – Thursday you’ll usually get them next day by courier.
- When your clocking terminals arrive, sign-up online for your uAttend monthly subscription and follow the simple account and clocking terminal set-up instructions.
- We’ll arrange a free follow-up training session to make sure your uAttend attendance system is working the way you want it to.
* There’s a GSM web-based clocking option for our terminals which is handy for sites with little or no network connectivity such as construction site clocking.
uAttend clocking in terminals have been designed to work exclusively with the uAttend online attendance management system. The first two clocking in terminal connections are included in your monthly subscription, subsequent connections are £10 per terminal per month. All our clocking in terminals come with a lifetime warranty.
Any questions, or if you’d like an online demo to see how clocking in with uAttend could work for you, call 01761 410015, email us, or click the chat icon.