Medical access and T&A via biometrics

1 October 2014 Access Control & Identity Management

Swiss Medical Group was founded in 1989 with the building of the Clínica y Maternidad Suizo, Argentina. This venture constituted a completely revolutionary concept in the field of technology and quality service.

Today, Swiss Medical Medicina Privada has its own five top level clinics. These include five ambulatory medical centres and six dental clinics in Buenos Aires, two in the provinces of Neuquén and Salta, and an air ambulance. The growing presence of Swiss Medical Medicina Privada at national level belongs to a strategy of expansion towards the provinces, which accounts for the existence of branches in almost all the main cities in the country.

Swiss Medical Group is one of the most important business groups devoted to protecting people in Argentina and it is the leader in the health market. In 2012, Swiss Medical Group wanted to improve its security and time management efficiency. With the introduction of ZK Argentina partner, Swiss Medical Group decided to deploy the ZKTeco fingerprint access control and time attendance system.

There are currently 19 branch offices of Swiss Medical Group that need to be managed by the access control system, 16 of these branch offices are in Buenos Aires, and the rest are in Salta, Nequén and Rio Negro. There are 278 units of iClock700 and iClock580 standalone fingerprint terminals running in 19 sites. All the personnel information is managed and centralised in its headquarters. Functions include add user, enrol fingerprint, delete user and set privilege, etc.

All the devices in each branch office site are connected to the network by TCP/IP communication; each office requires VPN to connect with HQ network. Therefore, the server can access every unit directly by the network. Access control events are transferred to the server for real-time monitoring and third-party application integration through the database. In the headquarters lobby entrance, fingerprint access control is integrated with turnstiles for entrance management. The event on the entrance is used as a time attendance record to obtain attendance reports and export to payroll system.

The manager of Swiss Medical Group mentioned, “The whole system is running very well. It solves a lot of problems and improves security along with staff time and attendance management efficiency. We are satisfied with the stability of the system.”

Products used

iClock700

The iClock700 is a 3.5-inch TFT screen which accommodates both time and attendance, and access control functionality. Adopting the new user-friendly firmware the iClock700 has new features like a GUI, more stability, faster matching speed and better expandability.

The iClock700 is compatible with various types of USB Flash disks, ADMS and the former SDK. Moreover, RS-232/485, TCP/IP, and USB-host ensure a smooth data transfer between the device and PC. It has GPRS, WiFi and 3G connectivity. There is also access control connectivity via Wiegand out and in an electric lock, door sensor, exit button, alarm and door bell.

iClock580

The iClock580 is a 3.5-inch TFT screen which accommodates both time and attendance, and access control functionality. With the new user-friendly firmware, it has new features like a GUI, more stability, faster matching speed and better expandability.

The iClock580 is compatible with various types of USB Flash disks, ADMS and the former SDK. Moreover, RS-232/485, TCP/IP, and USB-host ensure a smooth data transfer between device and PC. It has GPRS and WiFi connectivity. There is also access control connectivity with Wiegand out and in an electric lock, door sensor, exit button, alarm and doorbell.



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