Demolishing buddy clocking
August 2012, Access Control & Identity Management
Jet Demolition provides demolition services including demolition by controlled explosives, mechanical methods, dismantling, equipment salvage and disposal, asbestos abatement, decontamination of radiological hazards, site cleanup, environmental remediation, earthworks and site rehabilitation.
With teams of skilled employees in various locations within SA, keeping track of time and attendance for payroll and for job costing purposes posed a complex task for the head office based in Johannesburg.
The initial system required the site manager to use a data collection baton to collect daily employee clocking information from Dallas i-button cards presented by employees. The physical batons then had to be sent back to HO on a weekly basis which involved a complex logistical process using company drivers for local sites and couriers for more distant sites. This then opened up further problems with potential loss or damage to the data batons. There were also issues with employees losing their cards as well as delays in getting replacement cards and new cards for temporary staff.
TimeTronics, which originally provided the system six years previously was called in to perform a skilled analysis of the circumstances. It recommended SupreMobile which is sealed to keep out dust, dirt and rain making it ideal in Jet’s business environment, fitted with Suprema’s Biolite Net Outdoor Fingerprint Terminal.
This solution eliminated the logistical issues of transporting the batons to HO, as data is sent on a weekly basis to the HO directly from the site manager’s laptop. The site managers are able to verify the data before it’s submitted and resolve any immediate issues locally. The solution also provides site managers with the flexibility to take on temporary/casual staff, as necessary, and enrol them on the biometric system immediately, obviating the need for waiting for HO to issue a Dallas i-button card. The issue around employees losing their cards is now resolved as the new system uses fingerprints to identify staff, and buddy clocking is now impossible.
For more information contact neaMetrics, 0861 632 638, email@example.com, www.neametrics.com, Suprema, +27 (0)11 781 9964, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.suprema.co.za
- Awareness and trust in context
November 2017, CA Southern Africa, Access Control & Identity Management, Security Services & Risk Management
Markus Krauss, senior director, Digital Identity and Security, CA Technologies, spoke to Hi-Tech Security Solutions about making identity work for people and things.
- People on the move
November 2017, This Week's Editor's Pick, Access Control & Identity Management, Integrated Solutions, IT infrastructure
Sanjay Dharwadker looks at some of the changes that have been enacted to better manage Europe’s borders.
- Access and identity: looking ahead
November 2017, neaMetrics, ZKTeco, Powell Tronics, This Week's Editor's Pick, Access Control & Identity Management, Integrated Solutions
Access and identity is more important than ever with more options than ever for companies looking for solutions that go beyond mere entry and exit.
- A question of trust and accountability
November 2017, Technews Publishing, Access Control & Identity Management, Integrated Solutions
Access and identity management is about trust, how you assign it, how much you allow and how you manage it.
- Trusting your privilege
November 2017, Technews Publishing, This Week's Editor's Pick, Access Control & Identity Management, Integrated Solutions
Privileged access management is the starting point for effective enterprise identity and access management, whichever device you're logging in from.
- Involve users in design
November 2017, Elvey, Access Control & Identity Management
One of the biggest obstacles to the successful operation of an access control system is the end user not being involved in the design of the solution.
- Integrating surveillance and access
November 2017, Cathexis Technologies, Gallagher, Milestone Systems, Paxton Access, Access Control & Identity Management, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Integrated Solutions
Integrating access control and surveillance is a good idea, but those who take on this task have their work cut out for them.
- The access edge
November 2017, Johnson Controls, This Week's Editor's Pick, Access Control & Identity Management, Integrated Solutions, Security Services & Risk Management
With the common denominator of IP networks as their backbone, building automation, security and, in particular, access control systems are increasingly providing opportunities to both security integrators and building managers.
- Home run for integrated security
November 2017, Milestone Systems, Integrated Solutions, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring, Access Control & Identity Management, IT infrastructure
Axis Communications, Extreme, Lenel and Milestone team up to secure 2017 Little League Baseball Series.
- Facing the future
November 2017, neaMetrics, Virdi Distribution SA, This Week's Editor's Pick, Access Control & Identity Management, IT infrastructure
Facial biometrics is coming into its own today, but is it a 100% reliable means of identity verification and authentication?
- The growth of biometrics
November 2017, ZKTeco, Access Control & Identity Management
Biometric verification is the future, we live in a time where a person can be uniquely identified by evaluating one or more distinguishing biological traits.
- Access on the edge
November 2017, Suprema, Access Control & Identity Management, Integrated Solutions
CoreStation handles half a million users with a fingerprint matching speed of up to 400 000 match/second and simultaneous matching speeds of up to 8 devices in 1 second.