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Biometric Clocking

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All nine locales of Don Carter All Star Lanes in three US states use biometric HandPunch terminals to clock some 700 employees in and out.

All nine locales of Don Carter All Star Lanes in three US states use biometric HandPunch terminals to clock some 700 employees in and out, saving the end user between 400 to 500 hours of payroll preparation time per year.The product, according to the manufacturers IR Recognition Systems eliminates the expenses associated with employee badges and fraud caused by buddy-punching. Instead of having to fill out or punch timecards, employees simply place their hands on the HandPunch. It automatically takes a three-dimensional reading of the size and shape of the employee’s hand and verifies the use’s identity in less than one second.
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What they say
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Adam Wyse, proprietor and general manager of Don Carter All Star Lanes-Dallas West, says: ‘We wanted to have a time clock system that would keep people honest. The HandPunch was recommended to us by our Human Resources Department.ÿWe had been using a magnetic stripe system but the HandPunch assures the person checking in is physically there.That eliminates buddy punching.’ People First provides payroll service for the nine Don Carter Lanes, which include six in Florida, two in Texas and one in Louisiana.ÿThe HandPunch units interface with Gatekeeper payroll software. People First President Barbara Flynn says: ‘We wanted to eliminate time cards and automate both security and payroll. We also wanted to positively identify the person checking in and selected the HandPunch technology because we feel it is less invasive than other biometrics such as fingerprint and iris scan.Today, payroll is run in seconds rather than hours.’
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About the use
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Each Don Carter All Star Lanes locale employs 50 to 80 people.The HandPunch is usually placed in the back of the hallway leading to the equipment where only employees have access.Each employee has his/her own code, which is keyed into the HandPunch. They then present their hand to the HandPunch and are clocked into work.Upon leaving work, they repeat the process.Managers at each location create the database and then upload the information to the People First corporate office where the payroll is run.Wyse says: ‘We like the system because it functions well. We did the installation ourselves and the set up was very easy.I simply ran a phone line and it worked.’

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