A Time and Attendance system normally comprises of a number of the following major items:
Attendance Software on server and client PC's
Data Collection Clock Terminal.
Access Control Terminal including door furniture and associated readers.
Job Costing Terminal.
These items may all be on a single site or may be on several sites across the country. When on several sites they are normally controlled by a central single site.
Benefits of Biometrics
When useing biometric terminals you can be certain that your staff are not clocking in/out for each other . Other benefits include the fact that the staff cannot forget to bring thier hand or finger to work to clock in with. where they could easily forget the card (especialy when they are late). Also environmental concerns being high at this time it would be benificial not to use as many consumable clock cards.
Benefits of IP(Internet Protocol).
When using IP connection no additional cabling from the computer is needed, your existing network cabling structure can normally be used. When making amendments to personnel, names, badges, access rights to the building or adding new employee's, all the updates can be made fully at any network client using the attendance software and not just at the one directly cabled to the system.
Benefits of Proximity cards or key fobs
The maintenance on these systems if choosing a proximity operated unit which will read a chip in a card or key fob etc from a small distance with no contact or button pressing needed. is greatly reduced as they now contain no moving parts. This card or fob can then be carried with the employee for access control or I.D purposes, this card or fob can then not be used by another employee fraudulently
As part of the whole time and attendance system you may also require the time on your computer network or wall display dials to be guaranteed as accurate. We supply hardware time synchronization solutions which support Rugby MSF broadcasts.