Tips for Businesses Using Fingerprint Time Clocks

When you purchase a fingerprint timeclock for your business, the scanner will read the fingerprints based on two things: content and quality. For this reason, when you are first programming your employee’s fingerprints into the system, you should ensure the captured image is high quality. If not, be sure to redo the process. You can help improve the quality of the fingerprint by ensuring the scanner on the device is free from any type of residue or dirt, but you’ll also want to address the employee’s print as well. Prior to starting the enrollment process for your employees, it is also a good idea to check for the following factors.

Clean Hands

If you have employees that are using cleansers and chemicals while working, you should ensure they wash their hands before using the fingerprint time clock. Individuals must have clean hands when using the clock, which will help to ensure the very best possible fingerprint is captured. Dirty, greasy or dusty hands should be cleaned prior to being enrolled into the system.

Dry Hands

It is also extremely important that employee’s hands are not sweaty or wet in any way. If there is too much moisture present on the skin, it will fill up the print’s valleys that are between the ridges and create an even surface. The scanner will most often interpret this as a black blob and not as an accurate print. If an employee has wet hands, they should be dried completely prior to using the fingerprint time clock.

However, there is a trick here because while dry hands are essential, they should not be too dry. This can also be an issue, especially during the winter months. If a finger has too little moisture it will not be recognized on the scanner surface. In most cases, a quick rub behind the ears or on the forehead will add enough body oil to help moisturize the skin. If this does not work, then you can use a small amount of moisturizer or lotion in order to help and improve the image of a fingerprint.

Physical Damage

It is important that an employee’s finger not have any type of physical damage, such as cuts, that are going to heal. If the individual has a profession that may cause this type of damage, then have them try and choose a finger that is less likely to become damaged.

When you are initially enrolling employees into a fingerprint time clock system, it is important to program more than one finger. This is essential to ensure that no issues arise with trying to clock in and out after initial registration. By using the tips found here, you can feel more confident in a seamless integration of a fingerprint time clock.

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