Introducing the New Vision Facial Recognition Time Clock
Written by Joe Peluso
There are many aspects of work life that HR professionals universally think are concerns for employees and employers alike: timekeeping and safety.
When it comes to securing both, a lot of solutions have come down the path, but none quite as effective and advanced as SwipeClock’s Vision, the new advanced facial recognition time clock, an HR solution that saves time and money while securing the workplace like never before.
How Can Vision Save Time and Money?
Time theft is a problem that a large majority of companies deal with. Time theft is when employees do not account for late arrivals, early departures, or long breaks on their time cards at the end of the pay period.
But what is five minutes here and there in the broad scheme of things? Well it turns out, a lot. According to Intuit, accountants in charge of company payroll report that 92% of their clients deal with time theft, which ultimately raises their overall payroll costs by 5%.
Time theft does not just affect the company’s bottom line, either. Time theft can affect morale in the company and negatively impact workplace culture. This can be seen when:
- Habitual early departures, late arrivals, or extended breaks impact productivity.
- Employees have to scramble to cover for the work that is not getting done by another employee.
- Employees feel pressured to “buddy punch” or cover for someone who is not present.
Facial recognition technology all but eliminates the issue of time theft and buddy punching in the workplace. Improving accuracy in timekeeping is at the heart of the mission of facial recognition time clocks. The technology locates a face and generates a face template for each employee that serves as a custom signature.
This “signature” works how an employee badge or authentication password would. But unlike badges or passwords, facial recognition cannot be lost or used by someone else, reducing the chances of successful buddy punching and sharing passwords.
In all, facial recognition software accurately identifies each employee and provides accuracy on timesheets like never before.
How Can it Keep Everyone Safe?
HR professionals wear a lot of hats when it comes to preserving the morale and positive culture of an organization. One of their biggest concerns is keeping employees secure and in a positive environment to maximize employee productivity and minimize employee turnover.
In the age of COVID-19, safety means two things for a lot of employees: a work environment free of people who should not be there, yes, but also a work environment free of illness. Facial recognition technology can actually help with both.
SwipeClock Vision combines two important features: robust biometric security and contact-free operation.
Vision’s biometric security locates a face within an image and filters any image quality issues. Equipped with “anti-spoofing” technology, it can verify that the image is an actual face and not a picture or video image of a face. Vision identifies facial landmarks such as eyes, nose, or mouth and uses a multiple algorithm feature detection method to ensure quick and accurate identification of everyone entering the building.
Additionally, unlike manual timesheets or traditional swipe time clocks, Vision is completely contactless. It activates and operates based solely on the image it captures without having to touch the device, provide a thumbprint, or come in contact with the device at any time. The result is a cleaner way to clock in and out that reduces the transmission of viruses such as the flu or COVID-19 that lower productivity.
With its many benefits for both your employees and the company’s welfare, a Swipeclock’s Vision facial recognition system is a solution that every HR needs.