Adoption of biometric time and attendance systems should be a transparent process

Biometric Time and Attendance clocking systems

Biometric time and attendance systems can deliver irrefutable proof of attendance, but they can also create some level of controversy when the underlying technologies are not explained transparently enough during training and privacy-related concerns are not addressed in due time.

This sort of situation has recently occurred in San Francisco, the United States, where city workers starting protesting against the deployment of such systems in their workplaces.

The workers, who are employees of the de Young and Legion of Honor museums, organized a rally at city hall, and proceeded to go door to door in city offices asking for petition signatures from the city’s mayor and others.

They see it as a privacy and personal security concern, arguing that the collection of their thumbprints (as required by the contractor setting up the systems) makes that information susceptible to hacks and theft, and that unlike a password or other such credential, they cannot replace their thumbprints after such an event.

In a letter to the mayor and the city’s Board of Supervisors, union representatives said that “a biometric clock is a violation of employees’ rights to personal security and serves to foster a surveillance culture.”

Biometric time and attendance systems can ensure irrefutable proof of attendance

Tensor has an extensive level of experience in the field of biometric time and attendanceand access control systems, so it can help you install the most secure and reliable biometrics equipment, while in the same time keeping within your set budget for this task.

We offer a range of biometric fingerprint readers designed specifically for those who want peace-of-mind, certainty and the assurance that only the right people can gain access to your sensitive or dangerous areas. Furthermore, our biometric readers will not store full scanned images of the users’ fingerprints, but rather biometric data – specific information regarding one’s biometric features.

These biometric time and attendance systems come packed in a very elegant and stylish case, while in the same time being extremely easy to use. Plus, they’re very easy to interconnect with our proximity card access scanners, allowing users to mix fingerprint reading and non-fingerprint reading scanners on the same security network.

If you’d like to find out more about the Biometrics access control solutions supplied by Tensor, just contact our dedicated product team or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer any questions or queries you might have.

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