Biometric systems help enforce construction site security

Biometric Time and Attendance systems

Securing a construction site means that you’ll have to address a unique set of challenges, especially when dealing with a large site where there are multiple access points and numerous subcontractors. And one of the best ways to deal with such a set of issues is the deployment of a solid and reliable biometrics-based time and attendance and access control system.

The time and attendance and access control systems that use biometrics technology are among the best solutions to help you enforce construction site security, experts have argued. One of the main reasons is that job sites tend to be located in harsh environments where traditional systems might not hold up to the unique demands.

For example, entry points are often transitional unlike a normal building’s doors and entrances. Sites are typically outdoors, which can create lighting problems for biometric imaging and recognition software, while workers who clock in and out often enter the checkpoint with dirty hands, wearing gloves and carrying heavy equipment.

Another common problem on most construction sites is buddy punching, which occurs when one worker clocking in for a friend who might be running late or is absent. This presents an even bigger challenge when you consider that companies simultaneously manage multiple job sites at any given time.

In order to address these challenges, companies are deploying a range of access and biometric technologies, including facial recognition software, hand scans and fingerprint sensors, not to mention the already standard ID card to control site access.

Tensor – your partner of choice for Construction / Building Site Access Control

Tensor has integrated its .NET suite of products to allow seamless integration between the CSCS SmartCard and our Access Control, Time Management, Visitor/Contractor Management and Fire/Evacuation roll-call systems, including turnstiles and biometric verification devices (facial recognition, hand scanning & fingerprint recognition).

Tensor plc is audited to UKAS ISO 9001:2008 standards, is a BSIA (British Security Industry Association) member, an ACPO (Association of Chief Police Officers) ‘Secure by Design’ licensed company and is SafeContractor accredited.

If you’d like to find out more about the Tensor access control systems and its integration with CSCS cards, just contacts us or Book a Demo, our representatives will be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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