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How Businesses Can Help Minimize the Spread of the Virus

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It all boils down to peace of mind. The nation is in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, which has caused many to fear it’s spread globally and has thrown a wrench in the economy from shutting down businesses and grounding thousands of flights. Many employees are concerned that they will contract some type of sickness due to simply doing what they do every day, clocking in for work! Companies across the globe have implemented biometric time capturing systems such as fingerprint and/or hand punches to manage employees’ hours. On Tuesday, the U.S. surgeon general urged people to stay calm as the number of cases has grown. Though, people are still left with an uneasy feeling.
avoid being exposedAt AMGtime we believe the best way to prevent the virus is to avoid being exposed to this illness and in order to do that, you should wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water aren’t available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. At work, as you encounter individuals, surfaces and objects throughout the day, you accumulate germs on your hands. You can infect yourself with these germs simply by touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

The Impact of Biometric Data

Biometric systems are widely used from airports using fingerprint devices to identify employees and passengers to businesses using these similar systems for time and attendance and access control. Many individuals are hesitant to put a finger or even their entire hand on scanners since diseases are known to spread through shared contact with surfaces contaminated with viruses and bacteria.

The best way to minimize the spread of germs is by using touchless systems such as facial recognition to identify people by their biometric characteristics.

Facial Recognition

Facial RecognitionFacial recognition is an automated method of biometric identification that recognizes your face by reading features, such as the distance between your eyes, ears, etc.
These systems are 100% contactless from beginning to end, and an individual never needs to encounter one which can lessen the spread of any virus or bacteria. Not only can these systems minimize the spread of bacteria, but it is also regarded as one of the fastest and accurate forms of biometric technology.

An additional form for employees to clock in/clock out is proximity badges. RFID badges use touchless technology to connect an employee’s ID to the system. An employee does not need to come in contact with the clock as he or she simply needs to waive their badge in front of the clock to transact.

AMGtime is one-step ahead

Before we were in the midst of this pandemic, AMGtime had come out with a line of various biometric devices with different ways of functioning. Facial recognition and proximity card readers are the obvious choices for those companies who want to lessen the risk of spreading bacteria among employees in the workplace. In reality, thousands of people will not contract the virus through contact-based devices, though how comfortable would it make your employees when they arrive and clock in for work? You know how the old saying goes “it’s better to be safe than sorry.”

 




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