Time and Attendance Systems
HOW DO SAFESCAN’S TIME CLOCKS WORK?
Safescan’s intelligent time and attendance (TA) systems combine the latest identification technology with comprehensive management tools. Using RFID proximity technology, fingerprinting technology, or both, these systems eliminate hassle and error, making both you and your employees happier. Our smart TA software helps you use all the data you record to efficiently manage your workforce. Let’s take a look under the hood.Visit shop
HOW DOES RFID WORK?
RFID stands for radio-frequency identification. The technique has made many everyday tasks simpler, from timing races to paying for the bus. An RFID system has two parts: a transceiver, or reader, and a transponder, or tag. When the two parts come close to each other—“in proximity”—the reader sends a 125KHz radio signal that activates the tag, which then sends its ID data to the reader. The reader verifies and logs the tag and any other information of interest, such as the time.
HOW DOES SAFESCAN USE RFID?
In Safescan’s time clock systems, the RFID reader is in the TA terminal, and the tag is in a standard credit-card-sized badge or a small key fob. Each badge or fob is unique and identifies a specific employee. You simply hold your tag close to the terminal; you don’t even have to take it out of its holder. The reader recognizes you and registers the time, and a second later, you’re done.Visit shop
HOW DOES FINGERPRINTING WORK?
Fingerprinting is an even more advanced way to recognize a person. No two fingerprints are the same, so there’s no way to abuse the system, and there’s no card to lose or misplace. The method is also very easy to use: simply register your fingerprint once at the Safescan terminal, then place your finger on the terminal’s integrated sensor whenever you enter or leave.
WHAT HAPPENS TO MY FINGERPRINT DATA?
Safescan’s time clocks never store your actual fingerprint. Rather, Safescan’s algorithm extracts a handful of unique points as it scans your finger, then converts them into a complex numerical code, which it links to your employee number. All the Safescan terminal stores is this code—a value that is meaningless in any other context. That means no one can ever access your fingerprint data through a Safescan time clock.Visit shop
WHAT MAKES SAFESCAN’S TIME CLOCK SYSTEMS INTELLIGENT?
There’s so much more you can do with time-clock data than just see when employees are on the job. Safescan has developed comprehensive, one-stop software to help you make smart use of the available data. Generate detailed project overviews, print real-time fire roll-call reports, create color-coded work schedules and send automated input to your payroll system, all based on data you’re already recording. Now that’s what we call intelligent.