Biometrics for Time and Attendance
There have never been more accurate technologies as helpful to people in search of a way to keep track of group activity as biometric time and attendance technology. We have been in search of a way to track the way groups and individuals spend their time in various capacities for ages, and the ability to keep track of attendance has implications for the business sector, law enforcement and government as well.
So what is biometrics? Biometrics takes your unique physical characteristics and uses them for identification of your identity and verification that you are doing something you’ve been authorized to do. Your vascular patterns, hand print, finger print, iris patterns, and even your voice can be used to ensure that you are who you say you are, and to let people know that you’ve been given permission to do whatever it is you’re attempting to do.
These technologies allow an employer an unparalleled means of knowing who was doing what, and when they were doing it, and others in charge of large groups the ability to know who is in attendance at any given point in time. Tracking of time and attendance becomes a breeze.
The simplest application in this sense is for an employee to use an iris scan or thumb print to let an employer’s system know when s/he enters and leaves the office. There will be an automatic log of the hours worked, and when exactly the employee was in attendance.
Even if the employee works offsite, the technology can be used electronically over the internet to ensure that an employee’s time is tracked. The employer can have the system tell not only when the employee was working, but also what they were working on and how long they spent at a given task.
There are also applications for an employer to track an employee’s activities when in the office. The employee may be putting in time at work, but through use of physical identifiers, the employer can tell what the employee was doing at any given point in time, or if the person was accessing business documents with a biometric marker used to open the file rather than a password.
Biometrics can be used to ensure that a given person is where they are supposed to be, accurately. Whether it be for business or law enforcement, you can make sure someone is in attendance at any given point in time by having them use a hand or thumb print to verify their identity every so often. A biometric marker cannot be forged or faked in some way. It becomes much easier to keep track of a prisoner on parole when they must check in at given intervals through the use of unique physical markers.
For people dealing with large groups, I.E. teachers with a class of students, biometrics can be used to mark attendance and ensure that everyone who is supposed to be with the group is accounted for in a fool proof method.
Even the government has found a use for biometric methods of taking attendance. Some governments are now using physical markers to identify who is voting in elections. This lets the government know who is attending, and keeps voting fraud to a minimum. This is important in the days when people are beginning to question the methods of ensuring the validity of election data.
Biometrics technology has advantages for tracking time and attendance not only for the private sector, but also for law enforcement and government. Whether on or off site, employee activity and attendance can be tracked, as well as their access to secured data. The task of keeping large groups of people safe and together is made easier through the use of biometrics for identification of individuals.
Keeping time and attendance records have become much easier of late through the advances in the ability to verify and identify individuals through the use of these biometrics suppliers’ devices:
Green Bit has been in the market space since 1997 and is headquartered in Turin (Italy). It designs, manufactures and markets a complete line of FBI certified fingerprint readers ranging from single finger, dual/rolled, 10-prints up to Palm-Livescans for Law Enforcement and ID Management markets. A slim organization combined with an unequalled flexibility to develop custom solutions for biometric enrollment applications, providing a competitive edge to our customers which is proven by a long track record of successful installations all across the world. Green Bit is acting globally with subsidiaries in the US, Kazakhstan and China. Products & Services: Fingerprint Readers, Border Control / Airports, Justice / Law Enforcement .
Iris ID has been the key developer and driver of the commercialization of iris recognition technology since 1997. IrisAccess, now in a 4th generation, is the world’s leading deployed iris recognition platform. Found on 6 continents, in thousands of locations, authenticating the identities of millions and millions of persons, more people in more places authenticate with IrisAccess than with all other iris recognition products combined. Products & Services: Iris Scanners & Recognition, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance, Border Control/Airports, Financial and Transactional
SRI Sarnoff is an industry-leader in indoor/outdoor iris enrollment and recognition at a distance and on the move since 1995. SRI’s Iris on the Move® family of products perform fast, accurate identity authentication in all lighting conditions. These systems deliver unprecedented security without compromising throughput or ease of use. Products & Services: Iris Scanners & Recognition, Biometrics Security, Border Control/Airports, Healthcare, Mobile Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance
ZKTeco is a leading global developer and manufacturer of security and time management solutions headquartered in Shenzhen. It is subdivided into 5 business segment/divisions–ZKSoftware, ZKAccess, ZKiVision, ZKBiolock and ZKAFIS. Its products range from Multi-biometric and RFTD identification Time & Attendance solutions to Access Control solutions like IP-based standalone access control, networked access control panel, readers, and tripod turnstile, from IP Cameras and total surveillance solutions to consumer products, such as intelligent biometric lock, RFID hotel lock. ZKAFIS is engaging in providing economic and reliable AFIS solutions. Products and Services: Biometric Sensors and Detectors, Fingerprint Readers, Facial Recognition, Middleware / Software, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Fingerprint and Biometric Locks, Logical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics , Other Uses of Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance.
MorphoTrak, recently named Biometrics Company of the Year by Frost & Sullivan, provides biometric and identity management solutions to a broad array of markets in the U.S. including law enforcement, border control, driver licenses, civil identification, and facility/IT security. L-1 has been acquired by Morpho, and is now part of Morpho, Safran’s security division. Reporting to Morpho, MorphoTrak is part of the world’s largest biometric company and leading innovator in large fingerprint identification systems, facial and iris recognition, as well as secure credentials. For more information, visit www.morphotrak.com. Products & services: Biometric Sensors and Detectors, Facial Recognition, Fingerprint Readers, Iris Scanners & Recognition, Smart Cards, Border Control / Airports, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Justice / Law Enforcement, Logical Access Control, Mobile Biometrics, Other Uses of Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance, Hand Readers & Finger Scanners, Middleware/Software, Vein Recognition.
Suprema Inc. is a leading global provider of biometrics technology and identity management solutions. The company’s range of products includes fingerprint modules, biometric access control systems, e-passport readers and live-scanners. Suprema’s solutions are featured by integration of the excellent embedded system design capability and the strong backgrounds in theories and algorithms backed by a number of experts having the rich experience and extensive knowledge in the field of biometric solutions, embedded system design and signal processing. Suprema has worldwide sales network in over 120 countries and also a listed company in stock exchange in South Korea (KOSDAQ). For further information, visit www.supremainc.com. Products & services: Fingerprint Readers, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Justice / Law Enforcement, Mobile Biometrics
ENTERTECH SYSTEMS, the exclusive Suprema Agent for USA, Canada and Puerto Rico, is the distribution, operating and support center you can rely on. We are purpose-built to make biometric technologies available for mainstream adoption. Our systems approach to Access Control and Time & Attendance removes three main obstacles to mass market adoption of biometric systems: Cost, Complexity, and On Boarding Users. We have a wide range of products, coupled with one central software platform, the deepest commercial biometric access control expertise and ‘template in the cloud’ capability. This provides integrators with the tools they need to overcome the three main obstacles and compete successfully on projects where ‘true identity traceability’ really matters for customers.
Products & Services: HealthCare Biometrics, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance, Fingerprint Readers
3M Cogent is a leading provider of Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems, or AFIS, and other fingerprint biometric solutions to governments, corporations, law enforcement agencies and other organizations worldwide. Our solutions enable customers to capture fingerprint images electronically, encode fingerprints into searchable files and accurately compare a set of fingerprints to a database containing potentially millions of fingerprints in seconds. Products & services: Fingerprint Readers, Hand Readers & Finger Scanners, Smart Cards, Physical Access Control, Justice / Law Enforcement, Time and Attendance, HealthCare Biometrics, Border Control / Airports, Financial and Transactional, Mobile Biometrics, Consumer / Residential Biometrics, Other Uses of Biometrics.
Anviz Global Inc. is a pioneering company in the intelligent-biometric security industry. The U.S.-based company specializes in Biometrics, RFID and Surveillance devices. The company has been providing solutions to a broad range of partners in commercial, industrial, and governmental sectors. In all, Anviz’s network of partners and consumers consists of over 160 million users and spans 100 countries. Products and Services: Logical Access Control, Physical Access Control, Time and Attendance, Facial Recognition, Fingerprint Readers, Iris Scanners & Recognition