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With the advent of 'phone app' clocking for employees to sign on and off for work, what makes Fingerprint Time Clocks a preferred option to use for employees to clock for their shifts?
As Australian Businesses are aware, there are obligations to keep accurate time and wage records for the same number as tax records. (Source: https://www.fairwork.gov.au/pay/pay-slips-and-record-keeping/record-keeping). With this requirement comes the need for business to collate accurate data in an efficient and timely manner.
Fingerprint Time Clocks have been ever popular in Australia for over a decade now. And as technology improves, so do the quality of fingerprint recognition in time clock devices. Leveraging the latest technology in fingerprint recognition, employee time clock providers and offer fingerprint time clock devices that are very fast, extremely reliable and at a price-point, every business can afford.
As technology becomes more popular, prices come down. And that is why 10 years ago fingerprint time clocks would retail for thousands of dollars, however today you can obtain a quality fingerprint time clock device for under $600. The deceiving pricing associated with 'free time clock apps' comes in when you realize you need to then spend $600 on an iPad, and then a further $150 on a wall mounting bracket. Quickly you realize that the 'free' time clock app isn't that free after all. Times this by multiple devices and multiple sites and the price quickly adds up, versus the more affordable fingerprint time clock option which usually also offers further discounts for volume purchases.
As technology improves, so does the quality of fingerprint readers. Remember the first fingerprint readers on smartphones? Compare that to the latest phones on the market, and if you've used both you'll know the difference. The latest fingerprint technology makes reading an employee's finger very fast. And with the latest SilkFP fingerprint readers, even if employees' fingerprints are dry, dirty or cracked they can still be verified quickly. Fingerprint Time Clocks also allow for enrollment of multiple fingerprints, so not even a band-aid stops an employee clocking on, just use another finger!
A great feature of Fingerprint Time Clocks is the fact they are maintenance free! No moving parts, and nothing to service. Best service you can give a Fingerprint Time Clock device is with a soft clock and a little bit of water to give it a clean. There are no OS Firmware Updates, no App Patches to download and you aren't reliant on your time clock app running on a third-party device. And should your device need repair in any way, the cost to a business would be hundreds of dollars cheaper than having to replace an iPad. Fingerprint Time Clocks save your business time and money over the life of the time and attendance system.
How many smartphones today come with the ability to verify with a fingerprint? Samsung, Apple, HTC etc, all the big popular brands offer fingerprint verification on their personal devices. Even Dell and Microsoft add fingerprint sensors to their laptops. Why is this? Because fingerprint verification is an everyday part of our life now in this modern world. Gone are the days where you'd only see fingerprints being used in movies. Now we all unlock our phone or sign into our PC using our fingerprint as our password, so it just makes sense to use this popular technology in the workplace.
One of the huge advantages of a Fingerprint Time Clock over 'app clocking' is the accuracy of data. Fingerprint Time Clocks do not require employees to punch in numbers to sign in, simply put your fingerprint on the sensor and you are clocked on. And the key advantage of a fingerprint clock is that it will only log the employee's time if their fingerprint matches, this means that all your times visible in your time and attendance system are guaranteed to be that employee logging them. Some app clocking options take a photo after the employee has punched a bunch of numbers into the app and then it logs the employees time....but was it that employee? Or their mate signing them on? What's stopping a photo being used of your friend who's running late and using their payroll number? This raises the question over the data collected using an 'app clock' because for accurate, question free data collection you need to use a biometric device. Even apps that claim 'facial recognition' using just the inbuilt camera on a tablet device can be spoofed by using photos.
A Fingerprint Time Clock will improve your businesses time and attendance by being truly affordable, reliable, maintenance free, easily accepted by staff and the biggest benefit is more accurate data to use for your payroll than 'app clocks'.