Iris ID, a provider of iris recognition technology, announced its iris recognition cameras will be incorporated into time and attendance clocks from SimplyWork, a provider of cloud-based time and attendance and other workforce management applications. The new timeclocks will be showcased April 11-13 at the International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West 2018) in Las Vegas.
The SimplyWork biometric time clock uses employees’ iris biometrics to authenticate their identity as they begin and end work each day. Iris ID’s IrisAccess iCAM R100 cameras are built into the clocks to provide a fast, accurate and non-contact method of reporting time worked. The iCAM R100 captures images at a range of 11 to 15 inches (28-35cm).
The uniqueness of each iris means SimplyWork timeclocks can eliminate a costly payroll fraud scheme known as buddy punching
Advantages over facial recognition
As the iris-based SimplyWork timeclock requires no contact it can be used in virtually any industry including agriculture, construction, food service and others where other biometric technology may be less accurate due to dirt and grease on employees’ hands. Also, the iris reader has no problems with facial masks, hats or glasses that can affect the accuracy of facial recognition.
Mohammed Murad, vice president global sales and business development, Iris ID, said the uniqueness of each iris means SimplyWork timeclocks can eliminate a costly payroll fraud scheme known as buddy punching, in which one employee clocks in or out for a friend not on the job.
“Without a way to accurately match employees to the hours they worked, buddy punching can be a significant drain on any business’s bottom line. We are very excited to be an OEM partner with SimplyWork, they have a very robust solution in the workforce management space,” he said.
The Iris ID iCAM R100 camera helps make our biometric timeclock fast, accurate and easy to use"
Robust and accurate biometric solution
Mike Van Nuland, chief executive officer for SimplyWork, said we researched several biometric technologies before choosing the Iris ID technology.
“Iris biometrics were head and shoulders above the others at accurately identifying people,” he said. “The Iris ID iCAM R100 camera helps make our biometric timeclock fast, accurate and easy to use. It also works with our entire customer base, from small companies to large enterprises.”
Van Nuland said the iris biometric can be used by employees to authorise time sheets without the need of a physical signature or management intervention. Also, software in the SimplyWork timeclock contains rules to flag employees consistently punching in late or taking breaks that are too long – or too short to meet labour law requirements.
For a demonstration of the SimplyWork biometric timeclock, visit the Iris ID booth (#16115) at ISC West 2018.