Time Clock Punching

    Now that you have set your time clock and associated it with your account, you can start using your time clock to perform punches. (If you have not set up your time clock yet, click here.)

    Time Clock Punching with Quick Punching provides employees with the 'most likely' punch option, based on the employee's current status. This feature will help employees quickly and easily perform the correct punch option, along with reducing the number of errors that occur from the time clock. 

    To perform a Time Clock Punch the employee will authenticate with one of the following methods:

    • PIN - Enter pin number (configure in your account)
    • RFID - Scan your badge (configured in your account)
    • Fingerprint - Scan your fingerprint (configured in your time clock)
      • Click here to learn how to register fingerprints


    As a default, employees will view the Quick Punching options. The 'Quick' options will ensure that Quick Punching is enabled, providing the employee with their most likely punch options based on their current status.


    Below are examples of what employees may expect to see with Quick Punching enabled:

    If the employee's current status is Punched Out



    If the employee's current status is Punched In



    If the employee's current status is On Meal



    Selecting 'All' will disable the Quick Punching feature, providing the employee with all available punch options. Below is an example of what your employee can expect with Quick Punching disabled:

    All Options:



    A successful punch will be followed by a success message:



    Note: Employees will see different punch options based on the policies assigned to the user:

    • Punch In / Punch Out: display with permissions to punch on the time clock.
    • Start Rest / End Rest: display with a rest policy assigned to the employee.
    • Start Meal / End Meal: display with a meal policy assigned to the employee.
    • Department Transfer: displays with department transfer permissions assigned to an employee.

    Quick Punching provides users with the 'most likely' punch option, based on the users last punch. This feature will help users quickly and easily perform the correct punch option, along with reducing the number of errors that occur from the time clock.

    Below are the steps to use Predictive Punching on your time clock;

    1. Users will access the time clock using their PIN, RFID or registered FINGERPRINT.

    2. As a default, users will be set to use the Quick Punching feature. This will be highlighted by viewing the 'Quick' or 'All' options underneath the feature.

    3. Selecting 'Quick' will ensure that Predictive Punching is enabled, providing the user with the 'most likely' punch option based on their previous punch. 

    4. Selecting 'All' will disable the Predictive Punching feature, providing the user with all available punch options. Users who select to follow the 'All' approach to punching will have their preference automatically saved at the time clock. 

    Concerned about privacy with biometric technology? 

    With Workwell Technologies, you can relax. All time clock users can rest assured that their privacy is intact. Workwell’s devices do not capture and store a full fingerprint or facial image so it is virtually impossible to replicate. The technology utilizes a digital process that measures the distance and angles of the lines in your fingertips or the distance between your facial features.


    Fingerprint and Facial Recognition for the Workplace

    Unlike the technology used by Automated Fingerprint Identification Systems (AFIS) for law enforcement purposes, Workwell’s devices collect only a small subset of sample data (aka minutiae points), convert it into binary data using mathematical algorithms and then store only a digital representation of the fingerprint or face (not an actual image).

    Having only minutia data makes it nearly impossible to recreate the original image.




    Significant differences between AFIS devices and Workwell devices include:

    Image vs. Minutia Analysis
    Workwell devices rely upon only minutia data and not the actual image of the scanned fingerprint or face. Conversely, AFIS-type devices use facial images and the entire rolled fingerprint image containing the
    ridge patterns of the fingerprint. 

    Image size 

    Workwell devices use small optical sensors. AFIS devices require a full measure of the fingerprint, which is typically a rolled fingerprint image. The same is true for facial images. 

    No fingerprint or facial image is saved 

    Fingerprint and facial images are converted to mathematical representations BEFORE storing. 

    Incompatible with AFIS technology 

    Because of the different resolution, fingerprint/facial size, and image enhancement processes of the two technologies, the fingerprint and facial data collected by a Workwell device is virtually unusable by AFIS.

    Bottom Line: There are no privacy issues related to biometric identification and verification.