Thinking about fingerprint or facial scan timeclocks? Don't do it! (Unless you want to be in the privacy protection business!)
Clocking in with a fingerprint or a facial scan sounds great, right? It's easy, inexpensive (no more time cards!) and you can't cheat. But biometric time clock systems have plenty of downside, too:
1. They can get you sued if you don't follow data privacy laws to the letter. In 2022 in Illinois, companies using biometric time and attendance systems paid out more than $88 million in settlements when sued for violations of the state's biometric privacy law. Other states are considering or have adopted similar laws. Want to avoid the danger of a gigantic lawsuit? Choose a TimePilot system: We don't use biometrics.
2. They're high-maintenance. Lotion, grease or dirt on a person's hand can smear a fingerprint sensor's glass, making it difficult for others to clock in or out. And let's not mention viruses and bacteria!
TimePilot has a better idea: iButtons
Each employee clocks in and out with the tap of an iButton: a key-sized device that fits on a keychain and contains a microchip with a unique ID number. The stainless steel iButton is rugged, unaffected by dirt or liquids and never wears out.
The result: No biometric headaches.
TimePilot has an iButton time clock for every need, with your choice of Cloud-based data or data kept on your server
Cloud Edition prices are as low as $5 per employee per year!
Weatherproof TimePilot Extreme Blue Enhanced
Rugged, secure and battery-powered. Download data to your smartphone and send it on to your office!