If you currently have a finger, hand or swipe card reader then changing to touch free options will be your top priority now in order to ensure maximum hygiene in your organisation.
We can get you up and running with new TOUCH FREE readers in one day.
HFX has developed advanced integration capability to connect instantly to any modern device. This means we can easily integrate to your existing Time & Attendance system and devices at zero or minimal cost.
HFX has been a market leader in Time & Attendance, Flexitime and Rostering systems for nearly 50 years and has over 1,500 customers of all sizes spread over all sectors.
Our solution is 100% SaaS Cloud and has been designed for quick implementation to give immediate benefits and cost savings.
We offer several options for purchase, rental and financing of the clocking devices.
Here at HFX we are proud to have a strong engagement with our 1,500 customers and we receive regular requests for additional functionality to help them leverage even more benefit from our suite of Cloud solutions.
During “Coronatimes” these customer requests have very much focused on a) helping the organisation manage the workforce during lockdown and b) help them prepare for the return of staff whilst keeping colleagues safe.
We’ve collated the top 5 requests which we have already delivered to customers or are in an advanced stage of production:
Touch free devices Managing hygiene and reducing physical “touch points” is a key focus for many of our customers. This remains the number one request and we responded by delivering contacless face recognition devices as an alternative to traditional hand or finger based devices. For those customers with card-based devices we have updated our HexOne device to make it fully touch free. So, whether customers require card or biometrics, we can provide both touch-free basis.
Homeworker Those organisations who have had to rapidly manage remote working, wanted the ability for colleagues to not only record time, but also specify a configurable set of reasons and/or locations (e.g. whether they were “home working”, “Self Isolating”, “Recovering”, “Volunteering”) to enable the organisation to better serve and manage their workforce.
This along with time management is proving invaluable as we see work patterns vary radically especially those with children who are looking to either compress or extend their working week depending on individual circumstances.
3. Enforced Distancing Mode
With rules around social distancing being required even at work, the question posed by customers was how do we enforce this with employees queuing to clock in at the device?
The solution we came up with is an update to our HexOne device that enforces a countdown for x seconds after each employee has swiped. This removes any incentive for employees to tailgate their colleagues clocking in/out.
4. Temperature Testing
We suspect this requirement will rapidly climb to number 2 over the coming weeks. The question posed was “How can we identify any symptomatic colleagues at the earliest opportunity to mitigate risks of transmission”.
Our latest “touchless” time and attendance device incorporates temperature testing and alerting. Both the individual and manager are notified so that appropriate action can be taken (isolation, track and trace etc).
5. Track & Trace and Monitoring
At number 5 are actually two joint requests; one which enables organisations to identify any colleagues who might have come into contact with an affected colleague (e.g at a clocking device) and secondly for those customers without our HexOne device (see number 3,) the ability to monitor that distancing is being adhered to by colleagues at non HexOne clocking devices.
What is most interesting about the list is the ingenuity and determination of our customers and business in general to overcome what might appear to be insurmountable challenges, the ability to embrace change and find innovative solutions to enable us all to get back to work.
Whilst we should not underestimate the challenges ahead, neither should we underestimate the tenacity and ingenuity of British business.
In response to customer requests, we can now provide touch-free access control “push to exit” devices. These touch-less devices help prevent the spread of infection by avoiding contact. Our Engineers can replace your existing “push to exit” devices with touch-less easily.
HFX is able to provide Iris and Facial readers in order to help businesses reduce their staff contact risk. These touchless devices can limit the spread of infection by avoiding hand and finger contact when clocking in.