Upgrading your Time and Attendance System to Biometrics


Upgrading your Time and Attendance System to Biometrics

Upgrading your current Smart Card Time and Attendance System to a more modern and accurate Biometric Time & Attendance System is a no-brainer.

This article sets out to explain the reasons why making the switch from a Smart Card Time & Attendance System or even paper timesheets to using Biometrics could be the best thing your HR Department has ever done, as well as all of the things you need to take into consideration before making the jump.

Why use Biometrics for Time and Attendance?

Using a Biometric Time and Attendance System, such as Facial Recognition Time and Attendance or a Fingerprint Time and Attendance System, will no-end of benefits to not only a HR Department with better attendance management, but also for employees too. Benefits such as:

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Biometrics modernises Attendance Management

Making the switch from regular Time and Attendance to a Biometric Time & Attendance System will bring your business into the 21st century, keep it up with the times and impress visitors on-site.

It goes without saying that Biometrics is a more technically advanced time management system than paper timesheets, and is also a more modern clocking system than Smart Card Time and Attendance. Biometrics is the future of Attendance Systems, no Smart Cards or Key Fobs are required from staff, simply just the employees face or fingerprint to match to the Time and Attendance Software database. It offers a smooth and technically advanced method of clocking your members of staff in and out of shifts.

Biometric Time & Attendance is accurate & reliable

With Biometrics, it is virtually impossible for employees to clock each other in and out of shifts, as they can do with a Smart Card Time and Attendance System and paper timesheets. Known as buddy-punching, a Biometric Attendance System completely eradicates this from your company by ensuring that only the actual individual must be present at the time of clocking in or out. This provides an accurate recording of working hours, meaning payroll is to the minute and members of staff cannot steal time from employers.

Biometric Attendance Systems are also extremely reliable in the sense that they will last for years and years, even if they’re located on the outside of your building. Additionally, should your organisation function with both day and night shifts, then Facial Recognition Systems can also work at night, in the dark.

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Biometric Attendance is a long-term investment

Yes, it is fair to say that the initial up-front cost of installing a Biometric Time and Attendance System, be that Facial recognition or a Fingerprint Attendance System, can be costly (thankfully, Tensor’s leasing scheme can assist you with this).

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The initial up-front installation cost is higher than that of a Smart Card Clocking System, however, it is a long-term investment thanks to its longevity, reliability and fact that there are no extra costs post-installation. Extra costs include additional Smart Cards and Key Fobs should employees lose or forget them. With Biometric Time and Attendance, employees have nothing to lose, and therefore, no additional costs are required after the system is installed.

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In conclusion…

If you are considering making the switch, and upgrading your Time and Attendance System to using Biometrics, then hopefully this article has helped you to realise the potential it has for your business. Not only will a Biometric Time and Attendance System bring your business into the 21st century and be an excellent long-term investment, but it will also (and most importantly) massively enhance your HR team's accuracy with payroll by ensuring employees are only paid for the time they have worked.


If you would like more information regarding Tensor’s Biometric Time and Attendance System, and to kick-start your change today, then please do not hesitate to get in touch or book a Demo via the button above, and a member of our sales team will be on-hand and waiting to help.

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