Biometric Time Clocks

Benefits of Biometrics
Biometric technology is the most secure option for an unattended environment.  This is helpful where a third party does not see each time individuals must authenticate their user identities.

Scanning a Fingerprint.
The fingerprint scan is the oldest biometric technology in use, and it tends to be more accepted by personnel. Unlike the fingerprint taken by the police or military, this is a template of about 25 to 30 points that can be used in a one-to-one authentication of an individual rather than the one-to-many identification used by police. The framework can't be used to reverse-engineer the individual's fingerprint and as a result, individual privacy issues are not a concern.

Iris Scanning.
This is the most accurate biometric technology since  about 250 points are read to create the template for each person. The technology has proved to be valuable in those areas in which an employee wears gloves, as well as in controlled areas, where the person wears protective gear, and in many cases, safety glasses under a hood. The iris does not change during an person's life, which contributes to the accuracy of the method. Although often confused with retina scanning that is shown in popular movies, iris recognition is nowhere near as invasive. During iris scanning, a person positions his eye about 18 in. to 24 in. from the camera, whereas during retina scanning the eye is right against the camera. Time America supports Iris scanning; we are a Time America reseller. In 2005, the Iris Scanners sell for about $9,000.00

Biometrics has suffered from the false perception that it won't work consistently in the harsh environment of a manufacturing facility. The cost of the technology sometimes makes it difficult to justify. However, both fingerprint and iris technologies are in their third generation and costs have fallen significantly. IDC estimates that costs to support password systems now cost $300 per user per year. So compare that to biometric systems which do not require a password.  This eases the investment for fingerprint technology. However Iris cameras cost more than biometric fingerprint readers, making the iris approach more expensive. Of course, in many cases, iris recognition is used in a shared workstation environment or where the required dress makes biometric fingerprint identification difficult or impossible.

Time & Attendance
Full function time & attendance... in the palm of your hand.  This takes the topography of your hand.
Recognition Systems HandPunch terminals cuts cost and keep employees honest - No More "Buddy Punching"

  1. Provides the most accurate time and attendance solution available
  2. Eliminates badges
  3. Eliminates Buddy-Punching
  4. Fast and easy to use
  5. Reduces supervisor workload

Improved payroll accuracy is guaranteed by the elimination of "buddy-punching." This means your payroll is free of time fraud thereby lowering labor costs and giving you a fast return on your investment in biometric systems. Your costs are further reduced in biometric timeclock systems since you can eliminate badges and materials. With the HandPunch, your hand is your badge. No administrative hassles or cost.

HandPunch 1000 Biometric System
Designed for companies with less than 50 employees needing a simple time and attendance system, the HandPunch 1000 features:

  1. Red/green light indicator
  2. Saves money over card-based systems
  3. Provides the most accurate time and attendance solution available
  4. Fast and easy to use
  5. Eliminates badges
  6. Eliminates buddy punching

Recognition Systems, Inc. now brings the accuracy and ease of biometric technology easily within reach of any time and attendance need. In operations that range from the corner deli to franchise chains, RSI systems have proven themselves to be a practical and precise solution. Our biometric terminals are so affordable, card or badge systems seem foolish.

Your hand is your card so there are no cards to or lose. The HandPunch 1000 biometric time clock verifies employees' identities in less than a second, based on the unique size and shape of their hands. For companies that have small multiple locations, minimal supervision leaves opportunity for buddy punching and time fraud. With the HandPunch 1000 one employee can't punch for the other. For small companies, the HandPunch 1000 provides a quick return on investment by eliminating the cost associated with administrating and managing cards.  Time fraud is eliminated through biometric technology thereby reducing payroll costs.

Pay as you grow
Designed to grow with your business, the user capacity of the HandPunch 1000 can be easily expanded in the field. Standard user capacity provides for up to 50 employees with expandability to 512 users.

Hand Geometry Biometric Technology
The HandPunch 1000 uses RSI's field-proven hand geometry biometrics technology. The terminal captures a three-dimensional image of the hand each time the employee checks in. The hand's size and the shape are used to verify their identity with great accuracy. Fingerprints or palm prints are NOT utilized. Green and red lights signify a successful or failed biometric hand punch. There's no question and employees have to be there to punch.

Small Enterprise Solution
The HandPunch 1000 biometric time clock provides a new solution for companies with 50 employees or less per terminal or location. The HandPunch 1000 terminal allows for collection of in and out punches plus allows easy connectivity to any time and attendance system. With the HandPunch 1000 small companies no longer need to worry about lost materials or buddy punching.

HandPunch 3000 Biometric Time Clock
Developed to enhance most time and attendance systems, the HandPunch 3000 biometric time clock offers optional Ethernet connectivity and multiple upgrades to grow with your company's needs. In addition to all the features of the HandPunch 2000, it also includes:

  1. Edit-at-the-Clock Functions
  2. Bell Schedules
  3. Door Control
  4. The ability to connect multiple units at a single site

Smarter than card-based terminals
There are no cards to deal with since this is a biometric time and attendance system. The HandPunch verifies employees' identities in a split second, based on the unique size and shape of their hands. HandPunch clearly communicates each user of a match using red and green lights. Because no one can punch in or out for your employees, the system reduces time theft and improves payroll accuracy.

Versatile and Programmable
Beyond a simple time clock, the HandPunch 3000 provides definable function keys that allow data collection when employees punch. The systems communicates data to the time and attendance host computer through different of options.

Communication Options
The HandPunch 3000, designed for larger networked installations, and allows multiple biometric units to be connected at a site via RS-485 wiring, an optional Ethernet module, or dial-up modem.

Edit-at-the-Clock Functions
The HandPunch 3000 allows supervisors to override user restrictions and to input such items as missed punches, planned vacations, sick time, etc. The password-protected mode provides greater supervisor flexibility by lessening the need for computer edits. Audit trails documenting the use of these functions are generated to ensure security.

Bell Schedules
The bell schedule lets you program the day, time, and duration of a series of bells. The bells can be programmed to signal the beginning or end of a shift, lunch, or break.

Door Control
The HandPunch 3000 provides the ability to unlock and monitor a door. Global time zones may be used to restrict employee access in this great biometric timeclock product.