Autonomous attendance

September 2019 Products, Asset Management, EAS, RFID

A key challenge faced in a distributed service delivery environment is the management of productivity of staff through time and attendance (T&A). It generally requires a physical user interface such as biometric readers to confirm attendance. In some applications it makes business sense, but cost generally remains the main driver in these environments.

Active and passive radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies have been around for many years. The SACO RF attendance solution was developed with the focus on driving down costs without compromising functionality and ease of use.

In most service delivery environments, staff are required to carry physical identification on their person. The SACO RF solution allows for each individual to carry an identification card fitted with an active RFID transmitter. Each attendance point at the client facility is fitted with a small active RFID device enabled with GSM communication. The solution operates by detecting the active RFID person tags worn by staff when entering the RF zone. The average area for an attendance zone is 10 metres.

Once an Active Tag is identified, the receiver unit acquires the unique ID of the tag associated with the employee list along with the date and time it was detected. This information is then transmitted over the GSM network to a centrally hosted server where the attendance clock is processed through the SACO Workforce Management (GEN-5) solution.

Real-time attendance data is made available through a web interface to stakeholders to manage client expectations and contractual obligations in terms of staff placement. The web interface allows access to current sites with its attendance for the day. Operations managers, control room operators and supervisors are able to provide comments on late or non-clockers which can be escalated to stakeholders at scheduled times.

For more information, contact SACO, 086 123 SACO (7226),

Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

SAP and Uber Freight join forces
September 2019 , Transport (Industry), Asset Management, EAS, RFID
SAP and Uber Freight announced a partnership to modernise the freight industry through intelligent process automation and better access to a network of connected and reliable drivers.

LanDynamix helps secure Michael Mount campus
September 2019 , IT infrastructure, Products
LanDynamix has implemented Fortigate, Fortinet’s firewall appliance, at Michael Mount Waldorf School in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

New AlproMAX7 secures maximum rating
September 2019 , Access Control & Identity Management, Products
Alpro has launched a new range of ultra-secure mechanical mortice deadlocks, the AlproMAX7 which comply with BS EN 12209.

Securing people, vehicles and cargo
September 2019 , Transport (Industry), Asset Management, EAS, RFID
The transport industry is under siege, not only with fuel price and legislation increases, but also with widespread unrest, looting and violence against drivers.

Clear visibility into supply chain complexity
September 2019 , Transport (Industry), Asset Management, EAS, RFID
The Internet of Things is refining the capabilities of the supply chain to reduce theft, increase visibility and transform legacy complexity.

ViRDI UBio Tab 5
September 2019 , Access Control & Identity Management, Products
ViRDI Distribution SA (ViRDI Africa) has announced the release of its long-awaited UBio Tablet to the South African market.

Accurate guard tracking and management
September 2019, Secutel Technologies , Security Services & Risk Management, Products
There are many challenges when it comes to effectively managing and tracking a guarding workforce in real time.

Network insight benefits business
September 2019, Duxbury Networking , IT infrastructure, Products
The Insight app provides ease of access to your network from any location, and simplified device discovery and setup, warnings, notifications, and status checks.

Highly adaptable wireless mesh network solution
September 2019, Duxbury Networking , Products, IT infrastructure, Residential Estate (Industry)
Rajant's Living Network infrastructure evolves and adapts to your growing and changing connectivity requirements.

Modular fibre-optic patch panel
September 2019, Jasco Trading t/a Webb Industries , Products, IT infrastructure
Telegärtner's Fibre Termination Box facilitates customised cabling in locations where large numbers of apartments or buildings have fibre-optic outlets installed.