Biometrics-based Timekeeping and Access Control Solutions
Biometrics refer to measurable, physical characteristics or personal behavioral traits used to recognize the identity, or verify the claimed identity, of a person. Several biometrics can be used including hand geometry, iris scan, fingerprint patterns, facial characteristics, DNA sequencing, voice prints, and even traditional hand written signature.
The NetSecure Lite NSL-series of devices use fingerprint and facial recognition technology to perform reliable timekeeping and access control. It runs on an embedded Linux operating system. Using embedded optical scanners from DigitalPersona, they do not require a PC to run. However, a Microsoft Windows-based program for full timekeeping monitoring and reporting is included.
The units can be fitted with an RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) reader or a smart card reader depending on the customer's preference. The NSL-210 and NSL-302 models support access control with built-in interface to electromagnetic plate locks, electric strike and bolt locks.
Users login or logout using their fingerprint or PIN. The NSL can store up to 1,500 user templates but only takes a maximum of about 2 sec to recognize a fingerprint. A bright LCD and a built-in speaker provides visual and audio feedback. For people with poor fingerprint quality, a PIN may be defined instead.
The units have built-in USB port where you can insert a USB Flash Drive to download and backup the database.
User administration and backup is simple and can be carried out locally using the user-friendly and intuitive on-screen menu. It can also be administered using the built-in USB port; using an RS-232 serial port; or using the built-in Ethernet port over a network.
Timekeeping with RFID, magnetic stripe or Barcode
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is a method of remotely storing and retrieving data using devices called RFID tags. A tag is a small object, such as an adhesive sticker, that can be attached to or incorporated into a product. RFID tags contain antennae to enable them to receive and respond to radio-frequency queries from an RFID transceiver.
RFID applications range from keeping track of warehouse and store inventory, to identifying cars or people for access control.
Mozcom offers customized, as well as, off-the-shelf RFID solutions like the NetSecure Lite NSL-100. It can monitor time and attendance over a network and can work in standalone mode with battery backup of up to 8 hours. The NSL-100 can be configured to read RFID, magstripe, or barcode ID's depending on the reader module installed.
The NSL-100 does not require a PC to operate. However, time and attendance record will be transferred to a PC for processing. Optional access control features are also available.
The unit has a built-in floppy drive where you can download the raw time and attendance logs, or the logs can be uploaded onto a PC using the serial RS-232 port or RJ-45 ethernet port, and opened using popular applications like Excel.
NetSecure Timekeeper Lite comes with a built-in battery pack to ensure continued operation even during power interruptions of up to 8 hours. The high contrast LCD display shows time, date, shift number, event, and numerous messages.
Central administration and backup is simple and can be carried out over a wide area network. Several units may be daisy-chained together and controlled as one.