Buddy punching, although not the violent connotation but equally maliciously and punishable according to most corporate guidelines for proper employee behavior, is the act of cheating time clocks through punching in attendance cards or swiping the ID of a colleague in his absence.

In the past, attendance monitoring meant endless paperwork, manual computation, and sifting through documents. This has all changed with the advent of biometric fingerprint clocks, which have simple but high-tech implementations. You can buy fingerprint attendance system online.

There are many brands on the market. They all offer the same features. However, some of them may have a slightly more advanced feature set (they can adapt several programs to employee requirements).

It is possible to program the device to identify work-schedule requirements for specific employees.

The three main components of a biometric fingerprint clock are a scanner (on which one places the finger to scan the fingerprint); software (that converts the scanned data into digital format); or a database (where authorized fingerprints can be stored digitally).

To facilitate employee access and exits, biometric fingerprint clocks can be mounted on either side of the door.

The door latch can be opened and closed mechanically by the biometric clock, which is wired to it. If you only require attendance monitoring, one unit may be sufficient. Large amounts of data can be stored on a device.

After installation, each employee will need to register their fingerprints. This may require the assistance of your IT (information technology).

They will compile a master list with the fingerprints of each name. Flexi-time employees that do not follow the standard work-schedule hours will need additional programming.