Specialist financial service company, DirectAxis, has used the Trac-Tech access control solution for four years, in conjunction with over 40 Virdi biometric readers positioned at various access points. These access points include doors and on half-height and full-height turnstiles. Approximately 1250 employees transact through these readers.
Highlighting the versatility of the product, DirectAxis also uses the ViRDI readers for a very different application. Each year at the company’s year-end function, two Virdi AC6000 readers, which have the capacity to store 12 000 photographs and 500 000 transactions, are pre-loaded with all DirectAxis existing employee templates and are taken to the venue where the function is being held.
The readers are placed at the entrance to the venue and employees are required to transact on the reader on arrival in order to verify whether they are able to access the venue. As they transact on the reader with their fingerprint, their photograph is concurrently taken.
“When employees accept an invitation to attend an event, we like to ensure that they actually do attend as money is paid out upfront for the event based on their RSVP,” says a spokesperson for DirectAxis. “If they do not attend, as indicated by the lack of fingerprint and photo data captured at the venue, then, unless they have a medical certificate to prove that they were not able to attend due to medical reasons, a portion of the costs are recovered from them.
“With so many staff attending, it is difficult to know who has and has not attended so by asking them to scan their finger we will receive confirmation on their attendance.”
“Trac-Tech likes to customise solutions that provide its customers with a high level of accountability and verification. The solution developed for DirectAxis for their annual company function is a classic example of Trac-Tech’s ability to think out of the box and deliver a product that saves money and time for its customers,” says Marj Valasek of Trac-Tech.
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