Mitrefinch has added several contactless options to its range of time and attendance tracking solutions. The company provides timekeeping technology for large and midsize enterprises.
The new offerings are a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and include facial recognition and RFID proximity readers in addition to cloud-based mobile software. Current Mitrefinch customers will be able to retrofit their existing setups with the new technologies, and will not need to install any new hardware in order to do so. However, companies that opt for the RFID option would need to provide their employees with cards to swipe in.
Facial recognition, on the other hand, would leverage a small device posted at an entrance, and comes with an optional thermal screening feature for organizations that are worried about health. The feature will take each employee’s temperature as they enter the building, while the facial recognition system itself can recognize individuals who are wearing masks.
Finally, the mobile option allows employees to clock in using an app, or by sending an SMS text to check in. According to Mitrefinch, the app is particularly well-suited to organizations with large numbers of employees who work remotely, or who work in multiple locations.
The Mitrefinch system creates an auditable event log, so employers will know exactly when each employee clocked in and clocked out of work. If the organization has opted for the thermal screening feature, the system will also indicate whether or not the employee was running a fever at the time.
Of course, Mitrefinch is not the first timekeeping company to update its portfolio during the pandemic. In the past month alone, Paylocity released a touchless time clock with thermal screening capabilities, OnShift introduced a selfie-based system for the healthcare industry, and Iris ID unveiled an IrisTime terminal that leverages the company’s iCAM7100 iris scanner.
September 24, 2020 – by Eric Weiss