Biometric Identification Can Help Boost Productivity and Reduce Overheads

 / May 15, 2019

Biometric identification and its benefits for workforce management

Workforce Management: Who, When, and Where

Biometric identification can help boost productivity by providing fast, accurate, and reliable identification of employees.

In this blog we will look at just a few use cases for how installing a biometric recognition system can help save costs, increase productivity and mitigate risk within any organisation. 

Enhance Your Security with Biometric Access Control 

A biometric access control system can easily be installed as a standalone device or as an addition to any existing access control system. Replacing the need for keys, cards, or fobs (which can easily be lost, shared, or replicated) will reduce the cost of ownership and substantially mitigate the risk of unauthorised access to sensitive areas such as high-value stock rooms or IT server rooms.

Reduce Your Overheads with Biometric Time and Attendance

For many companies, the most significant cost to a business is staff wages. With fingerprint or iris recognition devices, staff can be uniquely identified in a way that will completely eliminate buddy punching. Context events such as ‘Coming In’, ‘Leaving’ ‘Lunch Break’ or ‘Doctors appointments’ can easily be configured and accessed from the touchscreen user interface of our terminals. To ensure the accuracy of wages and salaries, these records are stored and are easily accessible by 3rd party payroll and HR software.

Ensure Compliance with Workforce Communication

The TBS infrastructure allows for ease of integration. Customisable messages can be displayed to individuals based on their successful identification. For example, on a construction site, when workers clock-in for the start of their shift, a message displaying a warning that their health and safety qualification needs to be renewed can be sent to the screen. This not only helps to maintain compliance with health and safety regulation but saves time by reducing manual processes.

Protect Your Asset with Biometric Asset Management

Protecting valuable assets such as keys, laptops, and radios is of paramount importance. Many companies have invested in asset management cabinets which only allow authorised access to assets, yet the method of identifying the users requesting access to the asset is still based on cards, fobs or PINs. These methods of identification are easy to copy, clone, or share between users. TBS’ biometrics have multiple integration options, allowing for unique fingerprint or iris recognition to securely and accurately identify the user, enabling organisations to assign assets to people based on robust authorisation policies. 

Increase Employee Satisfaction and Engagement

Happy and motivated staff increase productivity. Higher staff retention rates reduce the ever-increasing costs of staff recruitment and training. Good employers invest heavily in incentives and tools designed to keep their workforce engaged and motivated, but how do you manage the effectiveness when you introduce a new incentive? One or our forward-thinking customers uses our terminals to allow users to select how they are feeling when they arrive at work. Similar to customer satisfaction kiosks that are often found in airports and restaurants, employees select the icon that represents their satisfaction or how they feel at work. This is a simple but very clever way of generating reports on mood-trends on employees over time, providing HR Departments with valuable reporting data previously only available through periodic line-manager meetings.

Be Bold and Think Beyond the Traditions

Essentially, traditional biometric solutions give you events that record the who, when and where, but the what (the context of the event) can be virtually anything you like. The ability to adapt our touchscreen user interface gives customers the ability to be creative in the type of information they can record.

TBS Solutions

Here are some examples of our solutions:

Recommended Solution

Key Benefits

TBS 3D Terminal

The most reliable, contactless fingerprint reader available capable of managing large databases


A multi-spectral fingerprint reader capable of reliable identification in the most extreme environments

TBS 2D Terminal

Our cost-effective, optical fingerprint reader with an intuitive touchscreen user interface

TBS 2D Portable

Mobile identification and enrolment enabling identification at any location without the need for infrastructure

TBS 2D Eye

Iris recognition is contactless, hygienic and extremely reliable for use in indoor environments


Would You Like to Work With Us?

If you have identity dependent processes within your business, and you would like to explore how a biometric system can help, please get in touch and one of our experienced engineers will be glad to help.

Think Biometrics – Think TBS!