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Face recognition attendance advantage

What Is Facial Clocking and Advantages Of Using It At the Workplace

Very few biometric technologies are attracting as much attention as facial recognition. Facial recognition technology offers a host of benefits such as authentication, monitoring, access control, indexing, and maintenance of surveillance applications.

Face recognition systems have led to the advancement of multimedia information access. Also, implementing network access control via face recognition not only makes it virtually impossible for hackers to steal a user’s password but also improves human-computer interaction. This is one of the reasons why facial recognition time clocking is gaining popularity.

On a side note, Truein for a limited time is offering an “absolutely free trial” of its contactless face recognition time clock system for up to 90 users. Fill out this single-page form to start your free trial immediately.

Here we are going to explore the scope and advantages of the face recognition time clock system for companies.

What is a Facial Recognition Time Clock System?

Simply put, a face recognition time clock makes use of facial recognition technology to identify and verify a person and mark attendance automatically.

Fingerprint scanning systems are almost the standard for attendance systems but the recent struggle with the pandemic has brought forth the issue with systems that require physical contact. A facial recognition time clocking system is a contactless technology that provides freedom from any physical interaction between the man and the machine.

It is much easier to understand how a time clock system with face recognition can make the clock-in and clock-out easier if we know how the technology works.

How Facial Recognition Works?

A facial recognition software captures and compares patterns on a person’s face and analyses the details to identify and verify the individual. While the underlying system is complex, the whole technology can be broken down into three steps:
  1. Face Detection: An essential step is locating human faces in real-time
  2. Transform Data: Once captured, the analogue facial information is transformed into a set of data or vectors based on a person’s facial features
  3. Face Match: The system matches the data above with the one in the database for verification
Almost every big tech company including Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Cisco is leading the effort to make face recognition more mainstream. There are many reasons to adopt the technology.

8 Advantages Of Using Face Recognition Time Clock System

Apart from being efficient, self-managed, and highly scalable, these systems offer unmatched advantages.

1. Automated Time Tracking System

Entry and exit time monitoring done manually or with other biometric systems can be fully automated with a facial recognition time clock system. There is no need for human intervention or physical validation as the system’s advanced algorithms can locate and identify faces autonomously. It is effortless to track the working time, clock in and clock out for employees with facial recognition.

2. Cost-Effective

A facial recognition time clock system can save business resources by automatic employee time tracking. A solution like Truein can be used on mobile devices making it more affordable for small-scale and medium businesses. Irrespective of the business size, such a time clock system can:

  • Increase employee productivity by 10%
  • Cut administrative costs by 5-10%
  • Save 15% supervision time, helping supervisors with attendance control

The cost savings are even higher as data received from the face recognition-based time clock system is in real-time and valid.

3. Touchless Sign In System: A Post Pandemic Requirement

Pandemics like Covid 19 can be better managed by minimizing physical contact in public places and work environments. Post pandemic there has been a significant increase in demand and adoption of contactless technologies. The industry has recognized the benefits of facial recognition and the adoption of a time clock system like Truein. Workplaces and multi-tenant environments can greatly reduce the frequency of contact between individuals, thus minimizing the risk of virus transmission.

4. Facial Recognition With Ageing Changes and Accessories

Face recognition time clock systems are not dependent on a few facial features but they are highly robust and identify a face on several data points. Therefore, these systems can screen for face masks and identify people without removing the mask or any change of facial attributes like beard, specs etc. It is a major advantage over any other biometric system as employees don’t have to take off their masks. Modern-day time clock systems use highly accurate face recognition algorithms that can also track changes in facial attributes like glasses, beards, hats, etc.

5. More Accurate and Better Worker Attendance

Industrial floor time frauds are common worldwide and one of the most common work ethics violations. While a vast majority of workers are honest, but the nuisance of buddy punching cannot be ruled out. Teaming up with staff members or security personnel, some workers skip work and still get paid. Such time fraud is not only detrimental to companies but is also unfair towards honest contributing workers.

With a face recognition time clock system, the entire environment is automated. You won’t just take the attendance but also automatically record the entry-exit time of the employees. It also adds to the security of the workplace as the system can recognize who left the designated area and when accurately.

6. The Ubiquity Of Cameras On Mobile Devices

Systems like Truein make use of mobile devices for time and attendance using facial recognition. Nearly all smartphones, tablets, and laptops have built-in front-facing cameras. This implies there is no need for any additional hardware to implement a facial recognition time clock system. This is cost-effective and convenient as compared to other biometric systems like fingerprint scanners. As every employee is already accustomed to the use of the front-facing camera on their mobile device, there is no need for any training or orientation for work-from-home employees. These systems have intuitive UI, easy for anyone to use.

7. Easy To Manage

As compared to manual attendance systems, AI-based time clock systems are highly automated. These systems store and update day-to-day records in real-time. From maintaining daily check-in and check-out time to preparing high-accurate timesheets for individual employees, facial recognition time clock systems are programmed to handle it all on a very large scale. Imagine handling a large crowd of 10,000 people without any fuss and recording the attendance in an organized manner. Such is the efficiency of the AI facial recognition time clock system.

8. Smart Integration

Integrating a face recognition time clock system with any other HRMS or Payroll system is quite easy. As these systems are modular and highly customizable, the time-in time-out and date formats can be customized to be compatible with other systems implemented in an organization. It makes organizing data a lot easier. Also, the time zone settings can be easily changed as per geo-location that making it possible to use software worldwide without any additional requirement. A company with geographically distributed offices can implement GPS based time clock system for attendance monitoring in all the offices.

Applications of Face Recognition Time Clock System

  • Attendance and Leave Management: The most obvious application of these systems is for attendance recording and leave management. As these systems work on face identification, they are immune to malpractices like buddy punching and timesheet manipulation.
  • Access Control: Face recognition time clock systems can also be used for access control applications, such as office access and computer login. These systems can also be programmed to monitor employees based on their facial identities.
  • Surveillance: Face recognition time clock systems can also have surveillance applications to boost the security of the premises. It is beneficial for securing large office spaces and identifying unauthorized personnel.

Conclusion

Face recognition time clock systems are modern utilities that are a requirement of even the post-pandemic era. These systems make employees’ attendance tracking accurate while saving costs. Such a system also adds a layer of security in the workplace. Facial recognition time clock systems are the best modern-day solution for tracking employee hours.

If your organization is still burdened by a manual attendance system, it’s time to upgrade to a facial recognition time clock system.

Companies with contractual staff saved 37% revenue leakage by switching to face recognition attendance system

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