Time and attendance software company Mitrefinch has announced that it is now adding new touchless solutions to its portfolio that include facial recognition and thermal temperature screening in an effort to help businesses safely operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As traditional time clocks that operate on touch-based systems like fingerprint recognition or punch cards can act to help spread COVID-19, Mitrefinch has now integrated a contactless solution in the form of face-based biometric authentication, proximity card readers, or web-based mobile or text clock-in methods.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, workplaces around the world have been forced to adapt to a new landscape that prioritizes the health and safety of employees and customers. This has led to a rise in contactless biometric solutions in industries such as air travel, healthcare, the retail sector, education, and the food service industry.
The Mitrefinch facial recognition terminal is roughly the size of a small mobile phone. It sends the data of the face scan to the Time and Attendance system directly and can recognize an individual even when they are wearing a mask.
Mitrefinch customers also have the option of adding thermal temperature screening to their time and attendance tracking system that works with the facial recognition device and acts to measure the temperature of every individual who uses the terminal to clock in and out from their workplace.
The proximity cards use Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) in order to allow for time and attendance tracking from a safe distance, eliminating the need for any contact with a terminal. Each RFID-enabled card is issued to an employee directly and works with the existing clock system.
Finally, the mobile phone clock-in option is cloud-based and allows workers to use their smartphones to clock in and out without the need to interact with the time clock. SMS clock-in is also now available, offering a solution for the growing number of remote workers forced to stay home due to COVID-19 and the various health and safety measures it has led to.