New York, NY (PRWEB) February 20, 2014
In a time and attendance industry in which some time clocks still rely on employees swiping their electronic cards or entering their pin numbers to clock in and clock out, MinuteHound’s biometric time clock scans fingerprints. Biometrics is the discipline that combines science and technology to read individual biological data such as fingerprints, voice patterns, face patterns, DNA and hand prints for the purpose of identification.
MinuteHound’s clock in and out software is what drives its time clock system, which is linked to its patented USB biometric fingerprint scanner. All clients receive a small scanner that attaches to the USB port of any work computer. Set-up takes no more than 10 minutes. Although set-up requires no technical skill, MinuteHound provides phone technical support around the clock by staffers based in the U.S.
MinuteHound stands apart from its competitors by not only providing round-the-clock technical support but in other areas as well: Its system can detect fake fingerprints made from plastic, rubber and other materials; if the computer crashes or the scanner is stolen, data is easily recovered because it is stored remotely on servers; the hardware comes with a lifetime warranty; system upgrades are free; the data storage capacity on a saved timesheet is unlimited; and the client to pays month-to-month rather than sign a contract.
After an employee’s identification is verified by the fingerprint, MinuteHound’s software uses that information to record and calculate employee hours and attendance. The biometric time-clock eliminates employees punching in for absent employees (buddy punching), unauthorized overtime, time card errors and time card manipulation.
The time and attendance data stored remotely (in the cloud) is secure because the offsite servers use 128-bit encryption. For people concerned about the collection and storage of fingerprints, MinuteHound states that since fingerprints are not stored, they cannot be linked to any individuals. Each print is broken down into a binary number. Images are never kept.
Managers can check reports from their mobile devices. But logging in is not required to get this information. It is possible for managers to receive a red-flag alert by text or email about late or absent employees. Since MinuteHound is a Web-based application its data can be exported into accounting systems. MinuteHounds’s clients save an estimated two to eight percent on payroll costs. Its software provides time and attendance records. No more manual counting or errors.
MinuteHound Contact Information
Phone: (800) 351-7237