ExakTime Mobile comes with FaceFront Biometrics™, our built-in biometric time attendance software. This quick, user-friendly biometric time clock feature snaps a photo of the employee each time they clock in and out, allowing you to verify they are who they say they are.
If you’ve ever had a problem with employees tracking time when they’re not actually working—or clocking in with each others’ time cards or PINs—you already know the benefits of biometric time tracking.
Biometric time and attendance systems have become one of the most powerful applications of biometric technology and are widely used at schools, constructions sites, and other organizations.
What Is a Biometric Time Clock?
A biometric time and attendance system is a time clock that tracks some unique physical characteristic of each employee when they clock in or out.
There are many types of biometric data and biometric time clocks. Biometric data can comprise vascular patterns, fingerprints, iris patterns and voice recognition.
A fingerprint time clock requires employees by a fingerprint previously stored in your system. A worker places a finger on the device’s fingerprint scanner to unlock the system for employee time tracking. However, his or her finger must be clean in order for the device to register a reading. On many construction job sites, this isn’t possible.
Facial recognition is a biometric system that uses artificial intelligence to match an employee’s face with a photo. This requires a significant investment by the company or ownership in a late phone model for all employees.
In ExakTime Mobile’s case, our time clock app snaps a photograph of the employee every time they clock in or out. This photo is then stored next to the clock-in in our cloud software for quick, anytime review at the office.
Regardless of which method is used, biometrics cannot be forged or faked, which makes it a foolproof method for accurately tracking your employees’ time.
Advantages of Using a Biometric Time Clock
A biometric time clock’s biggest benefit is the ability to eliminate buddy punching and ensure employees are who they say they are when they clock in remotely—giving employers absolute certainty about who is in attendance at a given point.
Each time a worker clocks in and out with our ExakTime Mobile time clock app, the FaceFront Biometrics feature uses the front-facing camera on their smartphone or tablet to snap a photo. These photos are automatically attached to the worker’s timestamps within ExakTime Connect, our web-based time clock software.
The ease of this system, that works with the simple technology of a phone and doesn’t require squeaky-clean hands, puts other construction biometric time clocks to shame.
Know a particular employee is a problem? Management can see their clock-in data in ExakTime Connect as soon as the sync is complete to make sure the right person clocked in.
You’ll also enjoy a number of other benefits when you use ExakTime Mobile with FaceFront:
- Ease of use for clocking in employees or crews
- Automated data collection saves time
- Elimination of time theft and buddy punching
- Seamless integration into payroll systems, account systems and billing systems
- Better security for both employees and supervisors
Construction-Friendly Biometrics with ExakTime
Biometrics are great for most industries, but construction has proven tricky because of grimy hands, wet weather, no electricity: all of these get in the way of traditional biometrics devices at outdoor work sites. Plus, many unions object to the collection of common biometric data.
Luckily, ExakTime’s photo ID verification confirms attendance without the difficulty or controversy of collecting fingerprints. This makes us an ideal fit for construction sites and other industries where other biometric platforms just don’t work.
FaceFront Is Compatible with Android or iOS
FaceFront Biometrics works on all tablets and smartphones with front-facing cameras running iOS 4.0 or later and Android OS 2.3 or later.
Take Advantage of Biometric Employee Time Tracking Today
Tired of paying employees for time they haven’t actually worked? Fill out our form to request more information about our biometric time tracking system. We’ll be in touch to discuss the perfect time and attendance system for your company.
Join over 7,500 companies now saving with ExakTime.
“ExakTime exceeded all our time tracking expectations.”