Biometric Time Clocks
Biometric Time Clocks are time and attendance data collection terminals that that uses the uniqueness of a persons fingerprint, hand geometry, face or other physiological characteristic as an identifier to define and confirm the identification of the person attempting to use the device. Biometric Time Clocks are widely used where high security is a concern, but also used in controlled work environments, and locations where time theft, often referred to as, buddy punching, is a concern.
Fingerprint Time Clocks
A fingerprint Time Clock is one type of Biometric time clock which uses a finger sensor platen to capture an impression left by a human finger. This method of time and data capture is often used in concert with Access Control systems due to the distinctiveness of the fingerprint. Like all Biometric time clock devices, a fingerprint time clock is often installed in secured workplaces.
Online Time Clock
Online time clock often referred to as web, internet or Seas time clocks use the Internet protocol suite (TCP/IP) that allow internet devices such as PC workstations, tablets, and smart phones to serve as time clock data terminal collection devices. Users employ a web browser to connect to a central database that houses the Time Clock Software. Administrators connect to the same database for management, allowing employees to work and have time, attendance, job costing, and other labor assets tracked anywhere internet access is available.
Employee Time Clocks
Employee Time Clocks are used to assist in tracking the hours worked by an employee of a company. Early time clocks were mechanical time recorders that stamped the date and time on a time card. As computers became common in the workplace the mechanical time clock machines were replaced computer based employee time clock systems and more recently internet based, online time clocks that track employee labor by smart phone and can report on time worked as well as location via Global Positioning System (GPS).