Biometric clocking system to eliminate “ghost employees” among local authority staff


Tensor Biometric Access Control Readers

A biometric clocking system has been deployed in the city of Makati, in the Philippines, as a means to reduce fraud and eliminate “ghost employees” among staff, a recent news report in the local media has been able to reveal.

“Ghost employees” are fictitious individuals drawing salaries on behalf of other city staff. In order to ensure that all city staff on the payroll are indeed real people, the city’s Mayor, Romulo “Kid” Peña, has implemented a biometric registration system in which employees had to scan their fingerprints.

Furthermore, authenticated staff will be moved onto an automated pay system using Land Bank of the Philippines ATMs. The overall aim of the program is both to reduce “ghost employee” fraud and to make it more convenient for legitimate staff to collect their salaries.

It could be seen as part of a widening embrace of biometric technology in the country, with its Commission on Elections (“Comelec”) currently doing one final push to register the biometric data of eligible voters in anticipation of next year’s national election, which will rely on biometric voter authentication.

Additionally, the country’s Department of Justice is also planning to implement biometric administration systems for its prisons as part of an effort to ensure prisoner records are accurately maintained.

A Tensor biometric clocking system can eliminates chances of fraudulent scanning

Tensor has a range of clocking devices and networks, and biometrics can be added to your time and attendance system. Biometrics measures unique human characteristics as a way to provide irrefutable proof of identity, for example, finger scanning.

A biometric scanner from Tensor works by bouncing electro-magnetic waves off the live tissue and blood flow underneath a person’s skin in order to form a picture of the structure of the print. By actually reading below the skin, the chances of incorrect scanner readings are eliminated.

If you’d like to find out more about the biometric clocking system 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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