SwipeClock LLC has released a new biometric timeclock with thermal screening capabilities. The touchless SwipeClock Vision uses facial recognition to verify the identities of employees when they clock into work.
In addition to thermal screening, the SwipeClock Vision offers partial face recognition that enables it to authenticate people who are wearing masks. Both features are designed to improve health outcomes during the pandemic, allowing employees to clock in without making physical contact with a shared device, and without compromising their own individual safety.
“Businesses need a touchless timeclock that is easy to use and provides the security and reliability of biometric authentication for clocking employees in and out,” said SwipeClock CEO Coleman Barney. “With SwipeClock Vision, companies will be able to keep their workforces safe without losing the reliability of previous clocks.”
On the administrative front, the new timeclock is compatible with the SwipeClock WorkforceHUB, which simplifies a number of different HR processes. The comprehensive Software-as-a-Service solution automatically generates time and attendance records, and can also be used for scheduling and other functions. The WorkforceHUB is specifically geared towards small and medium-sized businesses, and is available on a per-employee monthly basis.
The SwipeClock is one of several touchless timekeeping options to hit the market in the past few months. Mitrefinch recently added facial recognition, temperature detection, and RFID capabilities to its own attendance tracking portfolio, although those solutions are geared towards larger enterprises rather than small businesses. Paylocity has similarly paired thermal screening with facial recognition, while OnShift has delivered a mobile solution that eliminates the need for a standalone terminal. To do so, OnShift Time asks employees to download an app and take a selfie when they arrive at work.
Temperature detection allows companies to watch for signs of fever and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All of the solutions reflect the growing interest in contactless technology during the pandemic.
October 1, 2020 – by Eric Weiss