Proximity clocking is the most popular choice, since it is fast, effective and offers great longevity.
This option offers you the choice of issuing employees with proximity cards, key fobs or a combination of the two. Clockings can also be made via the terminal’s numeric keypad. Key fobs are discreet, tough and lightweight, meaning employees can keep them on the same key ring as their car or house keys. This helps to reduce the risk of the key fob getting lost or being ‘left at home’. Proximity cards are credit card size and can double as an ID card for security purposes. Key fobs and cards can be used in conjunction with Captureit’s integrated Access Control system.
Like all Captureit hardware, proximity terminals can be used with other forms of clocking technology, such as Biometric, PCs and Mobile devices. This means that employees can mix and match these technologies to best suit their needs.
The Proximity terminal is easy and quick to use. Clocking in and out is as simple as presenting the fob or card to the terminal. Once clocked in, additional clockings, such as booking a lunch break or going offsite, simply requires the employee to present their key fob/card and press the designated button on the keypad.
To aid longevity, the terminal is a completely sealed unit and suffers little wear and tear from everyday use, making it exceptionally reliable and cost effective.
On the basis that you have a reliable network we would recommend the use of an on-line proximity terminal, since this offers real-time attendance data and the advantage of an immediate and accurate Fire Register in the event of an evacuation.
If your network is unreliable then opt for our off-line proximity clocking terminal, which continues to record clockings even when your network is offline. The terminal will store all attendance data and update the Captureit database when the network connection is restored.
As an Ethernet networked device, proximity terminals operate over both local and wide area networks. This means that employees can clock in at one location and out at another. Sites without network connectivity can communicate using either a dedicated telephone land line, modem or VPN, the latter being the most popular option.