Paylocity has released a new biometric time clock with thermal screening capabilities. The contactless solution is designed to help large organizations track attendance while simultaneously preventing the spread of COVID-19.
In that regard, the Paylocity clock is the latest solution to leverage temperature detection to spot people who may be infected with the virus. The clock can scan multiple points on the body to determine someone’s temperature, and it can be paired with customizable wellness prompts that ask employees to self-report any symptoms they may be experiencing.
“The employee time clock is the most-shared device at many organizations, and as the pandemic continues, maintaining social distancing and ensuring employees’ health and safety has become a major challenge for many business owners and HR leaders,” said Paylocity CEO Steve Beauchamp. “By complementing our time and labor tools with the new touchless time clocks, we’re helping organizations eliminate high-touch areas.”
The new clock supports the use of multiple forms of authentication to verify the identities of employees. Biometric options include fingerprint recognition and facial recognition, the latter of which is able to recognize an individual even if they are wearing a mask. The system is also compatible with badge readers, and offers photo capture for additional security. Paylocity is available as a mobile and desktop app for companies that want to avoid a shared device.
The Paylocity solution reflects the growing interest in contactless technology during the pandemic. Qopper released a new Temperature Kiosk that is compatible with Workforce Management Systems, while companies like MiHCM and Deputy have unveiled facial recognition systems that support touchless clock-ins but do not offer temperature detection.
September 10, 2020 – by Eric Weiss