Why is a Facial Recognition Time Clock Essential for Small Businesses?

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A facial recognition time clock is no longer a luxury. Advanced biometric clocks are a must-have for today’s workplaces. A facial recognition time clock is both a health and safety device and the best technology for tracking time. It solves a multitude of problems employers are facing as they bring employees back to the office–and try to keep them safe.

Introducing Swipeclock Vision Employee Time Clock!

We are excited to announce that our new Vision facial recognition clock is now available for our direct customers and reseller partners!

The newest of our biometric time clocks, Swipeclock Vision, clocks employees in/out with minimal touch and facial authentication. Vision integrates with WorkforceHub, our best-in-class small business HR solution.

Vision+ Coming Soon

The second clock in our Vision series is the Vision+. Vision+ has all the features of Vision with the addition of a thermal scanner to screen employees for elevated temperature. And did we mention that it tracks time? Vision+ records punches, calculates time for payroll, tracks meals, breaks and PTO, and enforces schedules.

Vision & Vision+

The Swipeclock Vision series provides comprehensive time tracking, security, and safety features:

  • Minimal-touch and easily sanitized
  • Rapid employee verification with near 100% accuracy
  • Can’t be fooled by a photo like some fingerprint clocks
  • Adapts to low light environments
  • Vision+ has a multi-point Infrared Body Temperature Scanner accurate within 0.3 degrees

Because employee safety is paramount, businesses need a time clock that is easy to use and provides the security and reliability of biometric authentication for clocking employees in and out. Swipeclock Vision with facial detection has raised the bar on workplace hygiene by offering operation that’s faster than any other method. With Swipeclock Vision, companies will be able to keep their workforces safe without losing the reliability of previous clocks. Coleman Barney, CEO of Swipeclock.

What is a facial recognition time clock?

facial recognition timeclocksA facial recognition time clock is a hardware clock that tracks employee time. The employee stands in front of the clock and faces the scanner. The time clock identifies the employee by scanning their face and measuring key landmarks between facial features.

When the employee is authenticated, the time clock records their clock-in for the shift. The timestamp is then sent to the time and attendance software where time worked is tracked on digital timecards, along with PTO accruals.

What are the advantages of facial recognition time clock attendance systems?

  1. Quick–prevents bottlenecks at shift changes
  2. Accurate–identifies faces with near 100% accuracy
  3. Works across the broadest range of environments and conditions
  4. Works for a wide range of skin tones, facial features, and heights
  5. No lost key cards, fobs or passwords
  6. Prevents buddy punching as it is virtually impossible to fool
  7. Controls access in secure environments

Is it better than a fingerprint scanning time clock?biometric fingerprint reader

Although fingerprint scanning time clocks are notably more secure than many other options on the market, there are still some drawbacks that a time clock with facial recognition can mitigate. If employees are wearing gloves, they have to take them off which slows down the clock-in process. Additionally, there is a possibility fingerprint scanners could prove unreliable in dusty and dirty environments. Like all things in business, assessing your work environment is key to making a decision on what technology suits your business best.

Is it better than an iris scanner?

Iris scanners are slow and tedious. Employees must stand within a few inches, almost touching the device. Thus, they are less hygienic than facial recognition clocks.

Learn more about facial recognition time clocks

Would you like more information about the ideal facial recognition time clock for small businesses? Visit Swipeclock WorkforceHub.

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