A new biometrics feature has been added to a smartphone mobile time clock application, allowing the office to positively identify employees reporting to work.
FaceFront biometrics, from ExakTime, allows the company’s PocketClock/GPS mobile time clock used on any iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry, or Windows smartphone or tablet, to turn into a photo-verification device. Users simply use the camera lens of the device to snap a picture of their face and FaceFront will allow bookkeepers to match an employee’s field photo to a file photo, verifying the employee.
“FaceFront Biometrics was developed with contractors in mind,” said Tony Pappas, ExakTime’s CEO. “A traditional biometrics solution can’t withstand harsh, outdoor environments contractors work in. Often, workers wear gloves or get their hands dirty, so relying on a thumb print would be impractical. Also, typical biometrics systems aren’t portable or battery powered, and they don’t travel with crews.”
ExakTime has also added an equipment tracking feature that helps contractors maintain a history of where their field equipment has been used and allows them to capture pictures, notes and voice recordings from the field and send to their office. Contractors simply assign a piece of equipment to an employee and worksite, and the easy-to-use software tracks equipment for them in real-time with 100% accuracy and pinpoint GPS precision.
Also added is support for French, allowing the application to be used by English-, Spanish-, or French-speaking individuals.
PocketClock/GPS also offers real-time labor tracking, GPS tracking, special management tools, field notes and wireless syncing.