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, info@neametrics.com, www.neametrics.com, Suprema, +27 (0)11 781 9964, enquiry@suprema.co.za, www.suprema.co.za



Credit(s)





Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page



Further reading:

Control from anywhere
Issue 3 2021 , Access Control & Identity Management
From the flexibility of managing security from any location to the convenience of using a smart phone in place of an access card, Gallagher delivers user-friendly technology, underpinned by the strongest security.

Read more...
Blockchain used for strong identity and authentication
Issue 3 2021 , Access Control & Identity Management
1Kosmos BlockID digital identity solution approved as NIST 800-63-3 conformant and FIDO2 certified, powered by advanced biometrics and a private blockchain.

Read more...
NeoFace Watch Thermal improves health and safety
Issue 3 2021 , Access Control & Identity Management
NeoFace Watch Thermal protects organisations, their customers and employees through contactless monitoring and management of COVID-19 protocols, providing real-time dashboards and process automation in a cost-effective solution that keeps people safe.

Read more...
Linking HR and security
Issue 3 2021, iFacts , Access Control & Identity Management
Employee screening is implemented to ensure the risk of the company is managed and fraudsters do not enter the workplace, but the results of the vetting are not often linked to other areas in the business.

Read more...
Smart entrance control technologies
Issue 3 2021 , Access Control & Identity Management
An important part of physical security systems, entrance control has gained even greater prominence on the security agenda in the age of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more...
Multi-credential flexibility
Issue 3 2021, Suprema , Access Control & Identity Management
Suprema CoreStation is an intelligent door controller which provides biometric-enabled security over a centralised access control system and can store up to 500 000 users with a fingerprint-matching speed of up to 400 000 matches per second.

Read more...
Manage multiple sites with Paxton10
Issue 3 2021, Paxton , Access Control & Identity Management
Thomas Faith, the Paxton10 product manager, discusses how installers and end-users can now benefit from Multi-site management functionality release in a recent update from Paxton.

Read more...
Thwarting data theft
Issue 3 2021, Astra Fasteners , Access Control & Identity Management
Special care must be taken to secure customer data in computer centres in shared facilities with a high level of data and people traffic, where identification, organisation and control are non-negotiable.

Read more...
Axis Camera Station Secure Entry
Issue 3 2021, Axis Communications SA , Access Control & Identity Management
Axis Camera Station now includes access control management, allowing users to visually identify visitors or get automatic alerts in case of incidents; and the same operator can monitor the video and the access control.

Read more...
Suprema at the entrance
Issue 3 2021, Suprema , Access Control & Identity Management
Suprema’s range of access control devices use various modalities such as face, fingerprint, mobile credentials, PIN and cards to authenticate users and can be integrated with various entrance control solutions such as turnstiles, speed gates and interlocking doors.

Read more...