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Biometric Time Clock

Biometric Attendance

Biometrics is the science and technology of measuring and analysing biological data. In Attendance Systems, biometrics refers to technologies that measure and analyse human body characteristics, such as fingerprints, eye retinas and irises, facial patterns and hand measurements, for identification or verification purposes with the use of a biometric time clock.

Allday Time Systems currently offer 3 types of Biometric hardware utilising 3 different biometric technology . These are

Face recognition

based on the  geometry of the face,

Palm Vein

which reads the internal vein pattern within a persons palm and finally


Each of these technologies is detailed a little more below.

Face Recognition or Face readers

The Faceprint attendance terminal uses the latest face recognition technology giving maximum speed and ease of use with clear advantages in performance and appearance over older face recognition units. The Faceprint is capable of reading a face placed anywhere within its screen up to 7m away. It is capable of doing this as it has 2 x 100 megapixel cameras built in enabling extremely high resolution to be used. This is currently our most popular option for a biometric solution.

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Palm Secure Palm Vein

The Palmreader 8000 attendance terminal uses the latest Palm secure technology from Fujitsu. So Reads the internal vein pattern of the palm. So not the palm surface or palm print. Therefore this type of biometric is considered very secure and is usable by all people who can present a palm to the unit.

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Fingerprint attendance terminals

Our fingerprint attendance terminal uses the latest biometric fingerprint technology . This unit has 3000 employee capacity along with WiFi and live web connectivity to allow it to work online or offline. You can enroll up to 10 fingerprints for each employee for maximum flexibility. You can also use RFID cards or tokens and have the option of a PIN entry too.

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Advantages of Face recognition biometrics

Reads the face geometry without contact – simply show your face to the camera to clock in or out giving a no contact hygienic biometric. This technology is very easy to use as biometric identification – Usable by 100% of people tested. Also does not require regular servicing to maintain quality of read.

Advantages of Palm vein / Fujitsu Palm Secure biometrics

Reads the internal vein pattern within the palm of your hand – simply show your hand. This technology is the most secure biometric identification – 10 times more accurate than a typical Fingerprint reader. Usable by 100% of people tested. Also does not require regular servicing to maintain quality of read.

False acceptance rate is better than 0.00008% and a false rejection rate better than 0.01%.

Disadvantages of Palm Vein / Fujitsu Palm Secure biometrics

Palm secure cannot be used effectively where it is exposed to direct sunlight. Hence outside use is not recommended. Will not read through excessively dirty palms. However edible oils, moisture or sweat will have no effect.

Advantages of fingerprint

Then main advantage of Fingerprint is that it has become relatively inexpensive to implement. With terminals starting at £195 for fingerprint biometric attendance clocks more details..

Disadvantages of fingerprint

Fingerprint is not 100% usable with an estimated 3% of the population unable to register a sufficiently good reading in the first place.

Fingerprint is not suitable for workers who perform manual labour and wear away the fingerprints during the day.

Damaged or dirty / oily fingerprints do not read very well.

Users need to place the finger in the same orientation each time for an accurate reading.

There may be some hesitancy for employees to use the system due to contact nature of the technology so you may need to incorporate a clean hands after use policy.