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Biometric or RFID timekeeping systems?

Today, many companies want better solutions to measure the real working time of employees. In this search, they begin to find the benefits of using biometric timekeeping systems. The accuracy of biometric data maximizes productivity and profits, while minimizing labor costs.

RFID means radio frequency identification. A timekeeping system based on RFID technology is a system that requires employees to identify themselves with tags, bracelets or proximity cards even when entering an area, such as an office or a certain room in a factory.

The most common biometric timekeeping systems are those based on the fingerprint of employees to identify them and to record the time of arrival and departure. By placing a finger on the scanner, the timekeeping terminal reads the fingerprint and allows the person to bridge.

What are the differences between RFID and biometric timekeeping systems
The main difference is that RFID systems use tags, cards that can be exchanged between employees while a biometric timekeeping system uses organic matter, which cannot be changed. This makes “stealing time” at work much more difficult, as it eliminates the chances of one employee bridging another using his or her access card.

Security systems based on RFID technology have disadvantages compared to biometric systems because they are based on passwords, IDs / swipe cards that can be lost, forgotten or stolen. Another difference is that the biometric presence system requires the employee to actively scan their fingerprint, so that the system records that the person is there.

Biometric electronic timekeeping systems will make it difficult to timeline colleagues who are not present because there are no passwords or cards that can be borrowed.

Biometric systems are more cost-effective than those through RFID technology. This is also due to the fact that an RFID presence system automatically scans and therefore works permanently. The biometric presence system is activated only when a person scans their fingerprint.

Because biometric presence systems keep time theft to a minimum, it is considered a superior presence system that saves both time and money for the company.

Suprema’s biometric timekeeping systems, unlike other biometric devices on the market, are based on state-of-the-art biometric technology, incorporating the latest fingerprint algorithm and LFD (Live Finger Detection) technology.

This algorithm is very accurate and effectively eliminates possible fraud.
With the help of infrared and white lights, Suprema biometric terminals have the ability to block false fingerprints made of various materials including clay, rubber, silicon, glue, paper, film and so on.

Advantages of using biometric timing terminals

Biometric technology provides users with a convenient way to identify and a high degree of security.

Biometric devices capture and match unique human biological features (such as a fingerprint, veins, face, or iris – that cannot be lost, forgotten, guessed, or easily cloned) to identify a person.

Biometric identification is accurate and secure.

As biometric features cannot be duplicated, it prevents employees from bridging their colleagues when they are not present at work.

Biometrics provide accurate work data and can increase productivity. Employees can be accurately identified and held responsible for delays, unscheduled, frequent or prolonged breaks.

Biometric timekeeping terminals currently available on the market do not retain a raw image of a fingerprint. Instead, it interprets a digital representation of certain features of the fingerprint, which is called a template. In other words, it saves the fingerprint as binary digits, not as a raw image. Each timeshare manufacturer has its own algorithm to create these templates, which makes it almost impossible to steal information.

Biometric technologies provide a high level of security and reliability when it comes to verifying personal identity. Given the growing demands for sound identity management, the biometric systems industry is evolving to play a central role in shaping the future economy.

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