Tensor announce partnership with the CSCS


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Tensor is delighted to announce our IT partner status with the CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme). There are currently over 1.7 million CSCS cards in circulation of which around half are the new type smartcards which have been issued since January 2010. By December 2014, all CSCS cards will be smartcards.

Tensor has integrated our .NET suite of products to allow a 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). The integration allows a “one card fits all” philosophy where Contractors who attend CSCS sites use their existing CSCS smartcard to not only identify them as a CSCS certified tradesman, but also to clock in/out of site for presence monitoring, grant access to the site and log them on and off the evacuation roll-call which is automatically printed when an alarm is triggered.

Tensor has further advanced our integration with the CSCS smartcard to enable features such as auto-learn where in learn mode, when a CSCS smartcard is scanned, several credentials from the CSCS smartcard are auto-inserted into the Tensor.NET software including photograph, name, title, CSCS card number and CSCS card expiry date to allow a seamless data entry facility. Tensor .NET then auto-inserts the CSCS smartcard’s expiry date into the employee leavers date field to ensure that the Tensor.NET denies access to a CSCS smartcard user who attempts to gain access with an expired CSCS smartcard.

Other advanced features that can be enabled include a separate verification process where CSCS smartcard holders must report to a Site Manager for the Site Manager to verify the Contractor’s details before permitting the CSCS smartcard to enter a site. This can be conducted on a site-by-site basis or can be applied to permit usage of a CSCS smartcard across a number of sites.

The CSCS smartcard, when used in conjunction with Tensor’s .NET software, Access Control and Time & Attendance products, provides a very powerful and cost effective means of centralising Time & Attendance, Advanced Access Control and Fire/Evacuation roll-call, re-using an existing CSCS smartcard as base for the entire system.

Click here to view the ‘Managing on-site competence and cutting costs’ PDF from CSCS.

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