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How Does a Fingerprint Attendance System Work ?
A number of security systems were invented and introduced in companies or other commercial entities for the purpose of safety along with the intention of tracking the absence of the employee. The methods introduced included the sign in, access entry card, etc. However, there were cases of employee time theft and misuse happening because of the weak identification systems.   Biometric technology came in as a new storm into this sector. The uniqueness of fingerprint is exploited in this technology, where an employee has to use his fingerprint to unlock the entrance. This is one of the most secure and promising techniques, which enables accurate recording of employee attendance. Thus, Biometric attendance systems have gained popularity in the business world today for tracking the employees' attendance graph.   Here are some of the generic uses and benefits of using the biometrics.   Very easy to install and use.   No need of prior skill to use.   Highly secured.   Measure to prevent inaccurate timeins.   Accurate recording of the details.   Saves a lot of time when gaining an access entry, compared to the older methods.   Prevents misuse of the access gainers by the employees and prevents early/late punching.   It can be easily integrated into the payroll and billing system.   Saves the time of clocking in, hence saving all the data for the time management and recording.   PTO tracking compliance software.   PTO time tracking is fundamentally essential in keeping track of time and informs the time the employee has to work before the PTO is taken off.     How does Biometric work?       Biometric systems use fingerprints of the employee to verify the identity of the person clocking in and out. The fingerprint of the employee is scanned, the endpoints and intersections of the fingerprint are matched with the record present in the database and accordingly, the access is granted. For a new employee, he has to newly add his/her fingerprint to clock into work each day.   Fingerprint scanners have become exceedingly sophisticated in terms of the technology and scanners used in the scanning.   The basic process that happens in forming and matching patterns inside a scanner is as described below: Whenever a scan is made, the digital print thus obtained is scanned for the particular features called as (minutiae), where the lines of the fingerprint either split into two and the algorithm measures the distance between the angles.   There are two ways of scanning. They are:   Optical Scanner: Optical scanner flashes a bright light on the finger and takes an effective digital photograph. The computer feeds the image to the scanner. The scanner uses a light-sensitive microchip made of CMOS sensor or charge-coupled device(CCD) to produce a digital image. A digital image is a string of unique strings produced which can be later edited or used. The computer, with the help of an algorithm, provides a unique pattern with the help of sophisticated logic which is stored in the database for the particular fingerprint. This is used to match whenever a scan is made.   Capacitive Scanner: This is the scanner which scans the fingerprint electrically. When your finger rests on the scanner, the ridges are marked while the center hollow part is clearly a little off the scanner. This scanner puts a graph on the scanned picturOne needs to Know!e and measures the distance between the ridges and the intersection point and form a unique digital code, which is created by the algorithm. This will be added to the database and will be used for comparison whenever a scan is made.   Detailed information on the process of scanning   A row of LED scans bright light on to the surface of the glass, where your fingerprint is placed.   You will have to press one or more times to capture the complete sense of the fingerprint.   The reflected light bounces back on the CMOS or the CCD sensor.   If the image happens to be too bright or dark, the prints will be washed out completely.   An algorithm tests if the image is too bright or dark and signals the user back to the first step if it is so.   If the ridges are clear with alternative bright and dark patches, it is sent to the computer for further processing.   The host computer can either store this in the database or compare it with the images immediately.   Is Biometrics Safe?     Biometrics fingerprint attendance system is entirely safe, for the fact that it is unique as well as extremely reliable. Having said this, many people fight shy of installing biometrics as it was primarily a domain of the Crime Detection agencies.   However, this is barely true because biometric scanners fetch the fingerprint and perhaps the employee ID at most, and would not accumulate any other personal data of the person, like social security number, sex, age, address, etc. Hence, even if the biometric sensor is hacked, it would not reveal any information other than the Employee ID.   Sometimes, it is even secured to the extent that the fingerprint captured would be deleted instantly while the software would obtain the coordinates and vertices, create a collection of it, and stack it in the database. Hence, there will be no breach of code according to law, in the biometrics for time and absence management.   In the future, the fingerprint scanners will be installed in every place as an authentication medium, be it in big banks, airports, MNCs, ATMs etc. The identification can be advanced to other ways like retina scanning, face detection, iris detection etc.   These days, many computers, phones, apps of bigger banks like Federal Bank, use fingerprint authentication to gain access control. Fingerprint scanners are the relatively simple and highly secure way of providing authentication.
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Role of Internet of Things in Biometrics
These days, the internet has by large become an important organ system of our body. Most functions need internet connectivity. This has become possible with the internet being global and it can enable all the devices and people across that world to exchange data. Other equipment like household appliances, vehicles, etc. is not inherently made to leverage the capability of the internet. But things are changing these days, thanks to the ardent tech geeks who are continually working on improvising technology and making things easy for us. Internet of Things Internet of things has been a boom in the field which enables the conventional devices at home, connect to the internet and do things that probably we wouldn't think of. IoT is the interconnection of devices, vehicles and other systems embedded with electronics, software, network adapters, sensors and actuators which can globally interact among themselves to produce the exchange of data and information. For example: If you want your geyser to be turned on every day at 6 am, then enabling IoT integration would auto turn on the system every day. This will make the device smart.   Biometrics Biometrics is an advanced technology of providing authentication to the system access through a fingerprint scanner. This is one of the most sought after ways of having an attendance system in many Business organizations called IoT based biometric attendance system. With the advancement in technology, the results have shown a better security standard implemented by coupling the Internet of Things with the Biometrics. It facilitates better encryption standards to raise the level of safety to these fingerprint scanning systems. The traditional methods of authentication through passwords will prove to be mediocre in the security levels. The objective with IoT integration is to ease the task of authentication by including a two-step authentication to the access, eliminating the conventional way of using login/passwords which creates the possibilities of sharing, forgotten or guessed. It can also compromise on the security of the IoT devices if the password is the same. Here are some of the applications of the intervention of IoT in biometrics.   1. Banking and E-Payment   It helps in Payment solutions through app mode, Blockchain system, E-tracking systems, etc.   2. Corporate and Enterprise levels   It facilitates authorized, secured access into the system.   3. Individual User Level Used for Home automation with IoT, Personal phone authentication and access, etc.   4. Health Care Organisations It eases the retrieval of the patient's data without following an extensive search process.   By enabling IoT on the Biometrics, the general features of Biometrics are enhanced by a scale. They being:   High-end monitoring of the guarded systems quickly.   Complete, enhanced system security.   Comprehensive support system to aid, in case of an emergency.   Personalized features by catering personally to the needs.   A customized user interface to meddle with the software more efficiently to enhance the User experience.   The smart security solutions offered will be affordable with complete satisfaction for the investment made.   Detailed data analysis, procurement and report generation. It will be maintained in a database to facilitate the needs that may arise in the future.   Real-time execution of biometric data collected for authentication of various procedures.   Remote access to the system to control the data input and analysis, improving the horizon of work.   Faster solutions than the organic method.   Advanced alert systems entangled to Biometric systems for better monitoring.   Increased security measures by implementing n-step authentication for best encryption and secured data delivery on the Universal standards.   Complete data digitization for better integration of data into other digital systems.   Cross-platform synchronization features.   Multi-level authentication for hack-proof solutions.   Advantages Using Biometric IoT   Go password-less for the implementation of Biometric security systems. No more requirement of remembering cumbersome passwords.   Modular segregation of the biometric techniques from the core operations to differentiate between the malicious functions and the authentication functions.   Authentication is done for the smart device. Modularity of the same between user's device and smart device provides decentralization of security factors.   Reduces time complexity significantly and eases the authentication process to a large extent.   One step solution for all the needs.   Greater ease of validation of the data obtained.   The biometric data collected can be maintained in the database temporarily or permanently and can be used for mapping according to the security needs.   Modularisation ensures the safety of the data obtained and processed at each level, providing a shield against data hacking.   Replicating biometric password is much more difficult than reproducing the traditional passwords. This becomes an important factor in enhancing security.   Personalized security features help create various security standards.   Compatibility with multiple platforms creates a much favorable response from the user end.   The use of internet in Biometrics, make the system work more smartly with respect to the data analysis, processing, and segregation.   The data thus procured in the process of scanning will be available for use from isolated areas and hence can enable the 24/7 support system in case of any necessity.     Disadvantages Using Biometric IoT    A one-step failure of any particular module will cause the crashing of the whole system if the proper modularity is not maintained.   Defective scanning system or the improper functioning of the sensor can lead to physical hazards.   Incorrect authentication device or corrupted software can lead to a loss/breach of data.   Inadequate knowledge of the working of IoT device with the biometrics can cause the loss of data.   The remote authentication can sometimes turn to be fatal as it can provide the access and control of the IoT biometric to the person who might not be authenticated personnel to operate.   Thus implementing IoT on the Biometric IoT, fingerprint sensors work a great deal in handling the new age challenges. IoT based attendance monitoring system is more advanced in terms of having a superior way of authentication and ease of implementation. The improvement in technology has thus played a very effective role in ensuring data security, user experience, and remote accessibility. This has strengthened the traditional Biometrics in all the senses.
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A Biometric Attendance System to Stay in Control
  The backbone behind the operation of every organization is its workforce. Hence, attendance management of the workforce is most critical for the smooth functioning of the business.   Accurately managing employee time and attendance is a duteous and necessary function of every business. Processing data on time for salary disbursement and maintaining workflow are equally important.   To complete this vital task with ease and precision, organizations should move from a manual tracking method to a more reliable solution. The key to keep track of employee attendance is to rely on attendance app or a biometric attendance software. An attendance app for employees helps track and monitor when employees start and stop work without much manual intervention and with accuracy. It enables an employer to record their employees? working hours and arrivals and departures, the duration and number of breaks, and nonattendance.   Compared to access passwords and access cards, biometric attendance system provides a much reliable way of tracking attendance.   Because in both access passwords and access cards, there is a huge risk of the code or card being shared, unlike in biometric attendance systems, which use a person’s unique identification by evaluating one or more distinguishing biological traits or identification.   Fingerprints, hand geometry, earlobe geometry, retina and iris patterns, voice waves, DNA, and signatures are used as unique identifiers.   A biometric finger print scanner system works very efficiently and quickly. It takes an image of a finger and saves it in the form of biometric encrypt key, a series of binary code for verification purpose.   The algorithm thus formed is totally impossible to duplicate. The biometric attendance app determines whether the pattern in the image entered matches the pattern in pre-scanned images.   A fingerprint attendance system software helps both employers and employees to track daily attendance and regularize it, and approve or reject leaves as they are connected to an attendance app that records the data captured and can be viewed from the app interface.   The data in the attendance app is updated by the biometric attendance software whenever an entry is made in the biometric system.   There are a number of biometric attendance apps that are available online. To decide on the best attendance app and system, one should consider important factors like :   1) How many employees are to use the attendance app?   2) Do you need a basic time sheet or detailed data?   3) How much is your spending capacity?   4) Do you want online or on-site support?   5) Will the biometric device that you are deciding on be able to integrate and customize multiple types of software from varied vendors? The device’s universality can make it last longer   6) Is the system compatible with browsers, telephones, and mobiles?   7) Is the interface simple to manage and execute?   8) Does the machine provide all the detailed information in real time?   Once a product gets a check on all the criteria, you know you have found the right product for your organization. However, you should keep in mind that the Biometric System has two parts to its functioning.   The first is the one that provides ‘Hardware,’ that is, machine that detects the biometrics of the individual,   and the second is the one that makes ‘Software’ for the machine that records, stores, and organizes the data.   So it is very crucial that both parts should be compatible for smooth functioning of the system.   To cut the long story short, if reliability and accuracy are what you are looking for, then a biometric attendance system should be your go-to!  
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