Automating personnel access control and time and attendance simplifies business processes


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Monitoring employees’ attendance and implementing solid access control measures – thereby ensuring that only authorized members of staff are allowed to access particular areas of one’s site – are vital, yet time-consuming business processes.

However, these processes can be easily streamlined by integrating the two features with the help of a comprehensive, integrated time and attendance / access control system.

For attendance recording purposes, integrated systems can automatically record the beginning and the end of the working hours, while also enabling employees to carry out a number of very useful tasks – viewing their time balances, applying for leave, booking time against a particular job and many more.

Furthermore, the more advanced systems (typically, web-enabled and accompanied by their own mobile smartphone app) enable employees to carry out similar tasks while being in the road, adding the extra benefit of GPS localization for the clockings. The recorded data can then be easily exported into payroll software, thus helping make HR-related processes faster and easier.

On the access control side, the credentials used are shared with the time and attendance system, can help assign access to particular areas of the site.

This feature is particularly useful for multiple-site companies, where an employee can be granted access only to specific zones in specific sites, to all sites or just one – the possibilities are endless and can be easily customized depending on the user’s level of authorization.

Tensor Integrated Time and Attendance and Access Control Systems – delivering improved security and reducing operational costs

Organizations looking to improve their site’s security and prevent crime can do so by installing a comprehensive, high-end CCTV surveillance system, fully integrated with a secure and reliable Access Control solution.

Tensor has an extensive experience in both segments (CCTV and Access Control) and we are able to easily offer such an extensive level of functionality for all of our systems.

As they’re built around the same cutting-edge technology platform, Tensor.NET, both the WinAC.NET and WinTA.NET suites support an extensive level of CCTV integration.

Video clips retrieved from CCTV cameras are associated with access control activity are available when CCTV is integrated with Tensor.NET.

The cameras are allocated to location entries created in Tensor.NET, which are then linked to smart card scanners or push buttons in the Hardware Manager. Furthermore, multiple cameras can be allocated to the same location, or multiple locations can be assigned to the same camera and lock sensors are connected directly to the CCTV’s DVR.

As a lock is released, an alarm event triggers the recording of video footage for the event. This footage is then available for playback in Tensor.NET, either by location or as a link in an access control report. Screen displays are provided to report upon access events, including links to play the related video clip.

Additionally, the application allows either live or historic video to be viewed for periods not linked to any specific Access Control event.

If you’d like to find out more about Tensor’s CCTV integration options, as well as the multiple useful features provided by our Time and Attendance and Access Control systems, just contact us or Book a Demo, we’ll be sure to answer all of your queries on the matter

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