Time management and measurement solutions company Bodet Ltd. has announced it has incorporated Suprema’s FaceStation 2 as a biometric clocking-in interface to complement its Kelio Visio X7 interactive clocking terminal.
The addition of facial recognition to the X7s existing fingerprint scanning capabilities makes it more convenient for manufacturing or agricultural industries in which work conditions may make it more difficult to accurately recognize an individual’s fingerprints either due to the presence of gloves or other foreign materials as a result of the nature of the work.
“We are delighted to announce this latest development to our comprehensive range of clocking in systems,” said Bodet’s managing director, Richard Manby. “Kelio X7 is customisable so [it] can be tailored to meet specific requirements, while its inherent flexibility means it can benefit a wide range of industries from manufacturing and logistics to care homes and customer service centres. The addition of facial recognition now provides even greater functionality to what is probably the most versatile time and attendance system available.”
The use of biometrics in time and attendance solutions such as Bodet‘s is considered more reliable than traditional methods like punch cards, as it prevents the possibility of ‘buddy punching’, in which fellow employees can use one another’s identity cards or fobs to clock in on their behalf.
FaceStation 2 uses infrared light illumination for a more accurate form of facial recognition in indoor lighting conditions. Facial images that are captured are then analyzed and compared against stored images in order to authenticate an individual.
The stored images are not kept as images, but instead as encrypted algorithm templates in order to ensure a higher standard of data security as well as conformity and compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Once a match is confirmed, the system then generates a time-stamped record which it transmits to Bodet’s Kelio Time and Attendance software, which is hosted either locally or in the cloud, providing a real-time indication of employee attendance and allowing for the generation of daily reports.
In addition to tracking employee attendance, the Kelio Visio X7 terminal can also allow employees to view and manage their holiday time, access personnel reports, send and receive messages, and request time off, all from the terminal itself.
September 22, 2020 – by Tony Bitzionis