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Facial Recognition for Time Clock Kiosk

TSheets has captured over 1 million photos to curb buddy punching and stop time theft

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TSheets discourages employee buddy punching.

Discourages Buddy Punching

Facial recognition knows who’s who. If an employee clocks in for (or “buddy punches”) a friend who is late or absent, admins are notified immediately.

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Get hassle-free employee clock ins and clock outs with TSheets face recognition time clock system.

Hassle-Free Functionality

Thumbprint scanners are a popular technology, but they don’t work well in certain environments. Facial recognition is as simple as taking a selfie.

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TSheets Time Clock Kiosk works anywhere you have internet and can plug in a tablet.

Works Anywhere

Whether you work in an office or a warehouse, facial recognition for your TSheets Time Clock is perfect for any environment, even outdoor, high-traffic job sites.

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How Facial Recognition Works for Your Business

Ready at clock in

Employees enter four-digit PINs and smile for the camera to clock in — quick and simple. And the feature is free for all TSheets users!

Employees are recognized

The TSheets Time Clock Kiosk uses facial recognition to detect who is clocking in for or out from a job.

Software that learns as it goes

Facial recognition analyzes and remembers the geometry of each person’s face and compares it to previous photos taken.

Photos are flagged for review

If a photo doesn’t look right, it is automatically flagged on the employee’s timesheet, and admins receive an instant notification.

Everyday ease of use

Facial recognition verifies each employee’s identity every time they clock in but never prevents them from clocking in or out.

Take it from there!

Admins can review flagged photos at their leisure and confront buddy punching or time theft according to their company’s policies.

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Frequently Asked Questions About TSheets Facial Recognition

How will facial recognition impact employee morale and company culture?

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Biometric technology is on the rise. Employees everywhere already use their fingerprints to unlock their phones and other devices! Our facial recognition functionality works much in the same way. It’s just another way to ensure employees are clocking in quickly and getting paid accurately.

Is it legal to require employees to use facial recognition to clock in and out?

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After the facial recognition feature is enabled on a time clock, employees will be asked to give consent to have their photos captured, upon their first clock in. Facial recognition is not a legal requirement, but it’s best practice to help employees understand facial recognition and your company’s time tracking policies before the feature is enabled. Always consult an employment lawyer on the kinds of policies that can and can’t be implemented.

Is there a way to reset the photos captured by facial recognition software?

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Yes. From the Timesheets List, click on an employee photo from the “Faces” column, or open a timesheet and click the employee photo. Hover over the image and select “This isn’t <Name>.” This tells the TSheets facial recognition algorithm the face in that photo is not that employee. Follow these steps on individual photos to train the algorithm, or do this for each photo for a complete reset.

Do I need to take initial photos of all my employees?

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There’s no need to take or upload any initial photos! The first photo the time clock takes of each employee creates the baseline, and every photo thereafter builds on that data to ensure the accuracy of the facial recognition algorithm.

What type of tablet do I need to use facial recognition?

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We recommend using an iPad or iPad mini because they consistently outperform other tablets and feature a front-facing camera. TSheets Time Clocks are compatible with any internet-connected tablet or computer. So if you prefer a different tablet or device for a facial-recognition-enabled time clock, be sure to use one with a front-facing camera. For more information on hardware, check out our blog.

Will employees still be able to clock in if their photos don’t match?

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Yes. Employees are never blocked from clocking in or out. Our facial recognition works on the back end and notifies company admins if photos don’t match. This keeps employees productive and gets them to work right away while encouraging accountability and providing documentation for later review.
  • Research
    Demystifying Biometric Data

    Decades ago, science-fiction classics like “Star Trek” and “The Fifth Element” imagined how face-scanning technology might be used to verify one’s identity. And they weren’t far off.

    Today, facial scanning — better known as facial recognition — is replacing digital keys, codes, and cards for access to locations, devices, and information. So even if the word “biometric” evokes a fear of Space-Odyssey levels of complexity, trust us. It’s pretty simple.

  • Success Story
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    Solve-it! Companies, LLC creates practical products for a range of industries. They make everything from tools and hardware to tablet and mobile device accessories, all of which solve everyday problems in the business environment.

    Before discovering TSheets, Solve-it! Companies used an ERP (enterprise resource planning) system on a computer from which their team clocked in and out. They knew they needed something better. Find out what makes TSheets Time Clock “hands-down the best thing we’ve ever seen for time tracking.”

  • Survey Results
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Ready to Simplify Time Tracking?

TSheets Time Clocks are now complete with facial recognition! Prevent buddy punching and curb time theft — FREE for 14 days!

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