Access Control Time & Attendance Guide

By: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 24, 2019

Access control systems can do more than lock doors. With little or no extra equipment, they can be used to track labor hours for employees too.

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In this guide, we examine how access can also be used for 'Time & Attendance' including:

  • How access is used as time clocks
  • Why access logs make time tracking easy
  • Integrating payroll is more than custom reports
  • Biometric readers are a natural fit for Time readers
  • The risks of time drift, single points of failure, and Anti-Passback confusion
  • The benefits of centralized employee management
  • The surprisingly low or free cost of adding Time & Attendance to Access

****** ******* ******* *** do **** **** **** doors. **** ****** ** no ***** *********, **** can ** **** ** track ***** ***** *** employees ***.

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  • *** ****** ** **** as **** ******
  • *** ****** **** **** time ******** ****
  • *********** ******* ** **** than ****** *******
  • ********* ******* *** * natural *** *** **** readers
  • *** ***** ** **** drift, ****** ****** ** failure, *** ****-******** *********
  • *** ******** ** *********** employee **********
  • *** ************ *** ** free **** ** ****** Time & ********** ** Access

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Event ****** **** **** *** ********** ****

*** ** *** **** powerful ****** ******** ** the ****/**** ***** ********** with ***** ***** ** a ******.

*** **** ** ******* log **** ***** ****, but **** **** ****** whose ********** *** **** to **** ****, ********* down ** *** ******, making **** ***** *** keeping ***** ** ******** attendance. ***** **** **** even **** **** ******* ********** ********* ********* ******** at ******* ***** **** high *********.

Access ** * **** *****

*** ********* *** ******** of ****** **** ****** are ******* ** ****** used **** **** *** attendance *******.

**********, * ********* ****** reader ******** ** ***-********* time ***** **** ******* exact ***** *** ***** on *****:

********** **** ******* *** paid ** ****** ****, clearly ************ **** **** start ***** *** *** when **** **** ******* is *******, ** **** time *********** ** *****.

***** *** ****** ****** for **** & ********** often ***** ******* ***** separate ******* *** *** sole ******* ** ********* 'In' *** '***' ******* in *** ******. **** a *** ****** ******, a ****** ** ******* listing ******** ** ***** readers, ******* *** '**' periods *** *********** *** 'Out' ********* ******* ** accurate ****** ** **********.

Payroll ***********

**** ****** ********* **** 'time *** **********' ********, this ** *** **** more **** **** ********** custom *******.

********* ''**** & **********' is ******** ** *** access ********, *** ** additional ****** ** ***** for ***** ********, ***** classification, *** ******* ****** integration.

*** ********** ***** **** an ******* '*******' ****** screen ** **** *** Attendance ****:

Biometrics **** **** *** **********

** ***** ** ***** '********' (** ******* ***********), Time *** ********** ******* often ******* ********** **** fingerprints. ** ********* **********, the **** ** ********* misrepresenting ********** ** ******* person ** *********.

**** ****** ****** **** & ********** ******* ******* biometrics, ********* ********** *** examples *****:

***** ***** ** ******* are ********* **** ** 'standalone' **** ***** ******* that ******* ** ****** system *********, *** **** increases **** *** ** managing ******** *******. **** deploying **** **** ****** systems, ***** ******* *** simply ******* ********* ** collect ****.

Risks ***** ****** *** **** & **********

*******, ********* **** & Attendance **** ****** *** risks ***. *** ***** main ***** ** ** aware ** ***:

  • ***** *****
  • ****** ***** ** *******
  • ****-******** ********

Clock *****

*** **** *** **********, all ****** **** ****** must ****** **** ************, and **** ****** *********** between ****** *** ***** timepieces *** ****** *********** problems.

* ****** ** ********* for ************* ******* **** exist, **** ***** ********** ******* **** ******, but ****** ************* **** include **** **** **** and ********** ** ***********.

Single ***** ** *******

**** ******** *******, ** your ****** ******* ***** offline, ** **** **** Time *****.

**** *** ****** ****** falls *******, ** ****** solution ********* ****** *** Time *** ********** ******** and ****** *****-********* ******* are ***** *** ******.

Anti-Passback *********

*** ****** ******* ***** 'Anti-Passback' ********, ***** ************* can ***** ***-***** ********* with **** ***** *******.

** ** ******** ***** 'In' ** *** *********, and **** *********** ***** 'In' ** ** ****-******** protected ****, *** ****** system *** ******** ** alarm ** **** ****** unless *** ********* ****** is ******** **** ******** rules.

***** *** ***** ****** of ***** ****** ******** sites, ** ***** *********** of ********* ** * single ******, ***** **** of ****** *** ** common *** **** ** troubleshoot.

Benefits ***** ****** *** **** & **********

*******, ** ***** **** business ***** ** *** access ** **** '**** and **********' ********, *********:

Less ** ***, ********

***** * ****** ****** can ** * ********, it *** **** ** efficient. **** ********** ********** the ****** ** ******** access *******, *** ******* a ********** *** ****** also ***** ** *** be **** *** *******. The ********** ** *** facility ****** *** ** leveraged ** *******.

Expanded ******** ********

** ****** ***, ** an ******** *** * security ********** ******* ** an ****** ******, **** immediately ****** ******* ** the ******* ******. ** addition, ***** *** *** systems ******** *** ******* an ************ ******** **** gaining ****** ** * 'Time **' ****** ****** an ******** ***** *** help ****** ******** *******, and ******* **** *********** are *********** ** ******** access ********.

Often **** ** ***-**** ***

****** **** & ********** to ****** ** ***** not * *** *******, and ** ********* **** included ** ***** ****** systems.

** **** *****, *** function ** ***** ** generate ****** ******* **** are ******** ******** **** payroll *******. *** ***** example ** **** *********, but **** ******** *** available ** **** ***** platforms **** *****, ** Teco, *** ******:

Time   Attendance Optional, but Often Low Cost or Free

** ***** *****, ********** when ******* ****** *********** is ****, *** **** of ********* **** & Attendance ** ***** ** extra ****** ***** ** base ****** ** *** readers **** ** **** clocks.

** *******, *** **** is ***** *** *** $150 - $*** ******* to ********** ********* **** LenelS2 *** ******** *****.

Comments (5)

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** **** *** ********* use *** ****** ******* system ************* *&* ****** *** never **** *** *** as *** *&* ******. Too **** *********** ***.

*** '***** **, **** out' ****** ***** *** markets ** ********* **** very ****** ********** ** requirements. ** ******* **** more *********** ********* ********* 'timeclock' ******* **** ** not ******* *** ***** and **** ******* ******** confirmation ** **/*** ************ as **** ** ****** to **** *** *** are ******/***** (******'* ****, work *******, ***). ** short *** *** *&* normally **** **** ********* needs *** ****** ** kill *** ***** **** one ***** ****** ***** well ********** ** ****** systems. *** ** *** other ****, **'* * great ********* **** ** execs (**** *** ** dept **** **** *** for :) ).

******* **** *** ********** seems **** * ******* fit. ***** *** **** credential *** * *** for ************** ** ******* easily ** **** **** and ********** ********.

***** *** ***** **** before *********, **** ****** have **** ******** *** information **** **** ** visible ** *** ******** at * ******** ******** about ***** ****** *** such.

** *** *** **** ugly **** * ***** of ********* *** *** pay **** *** **** didn’t *** *** *** aren’t ******* *** ************.

Risks ***** ****** *** **** & **********

*******, ********* **** & Attendance **** ****** *** risks ***. *** ***** main ***** ** ** aware ** ***:

  • ***** *****
  • ****** ***** ** *******

* **** ***** ** that **** *** ********** risks. ******* **** ****** can ** ****** ******. The '***** *****' *** be ********* ** ***** NTP ****** . **** their ** ** ****** point ** ******* ** my ***** ** ****. for * ****** ** reasons:

*) *** *** ****** the ******** **** ********* door :)

*) ** *** ************ this ** *** *******, and ** *** ***** Suprema ********** **. *** this ****** *** ********* through ***/** *** ******* the ****** *******. ** even ** *** ****** are ****, ***** *** user *** ***** ** & ***, *** ** will ** ****** ***** on.

**** ** *** * dont ***** ***** ****** are ********** ** * risk.

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