Many people that are looking for a new punch clock first begin searching for a physical clock that they can put up on the wall and let their employees clock in and out. Most think that the physical clock is the safest option, especially if the punch clock has a biometric way of identification (facial recognition or fingerprint scanner).
While nothing is ever 100% secure, how does a digital punch clock stack up against a biometric, physical punch clock?
The answer lies in the details. What kind of security are you looking for? If you want to prevent buddy punching (where one employee will clock in/out for themselves, but also for one or more colleagues because the colleagues aren’t on time or have left early) then a digital punch clock with geofencing (only able to punch in when you’re at work) or Wi-Fi-restriction (only able to punch in when the device is connected to the company WiFi).
Which digital punch clock is safest?
While most modern digital punch clocks are perfectly safe, there are some that are better. TimeplanGo’s digital punch clock is the safest in our experience, you lock the punch clock to only work when the employee is connected to the company’s Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi restricting is safer than geofencing because it’s way easier to spoof the phones’ GPS). Another feature with TimeplanGo is that the employees simply can’t login to each others account, whenever an employee wants to sign in on a new device they need a new invite email from the admin. This makes it almost impossible to buddy punch, even when using a digital punch clock.