Automated Access Control and Management Systems (ACS) are an important element of personnel management technology at any enterprise. At the same time, the capabilities of many ACS controllers do not allow to fully control the access time of employees at the enterprise with a shift work schedule.
Shift work hours or access control?
The logic of operation of most ACS controllers is based on a model in which access time intervals are formed for specific days of the week (Monday-Sunday), plus several types of holidays with special status. The model is quite adequate for enterprises with 5-6 working days and weekends on Saturday / Sunday, i.e., for office buildings, business centers, factory offices, etc.
But many industrial enterprises or their divisions have an around-the-clock and continuous technological cycle with an irregular work schedule for personnel. An attempt to combine the required technology of multi-shift access mode with the capabilities of a specific ACS turns out to be a constant headache for the administrator of the access mode. In the worst case, such “integration” is generally impossible, and all employees are assigned round-the-clock access to the enterprise. The only way to control it is to record time.
What is the problem?
With a shift schedule, the employee’s work schedule changes from week to week. For example, in the first week he works on Monday, Thursday, Sunday, and in the second – on Wednesday and Friday, etc. Controllers operating at intervals that are multiples of 7 days cannot implement “sliding” access time slots. To automate shift mode, the logic of the controllers should be different. But algorithmically, the sliding mode is much more resource-intensive, and it is difficult for a microprocessor device to support both modes.
From the manual to the bio metric, the importance of access control is undeniable. It is he who records the hours worked by each employee. In this way, the manager knows if the professional did over time, and even if he complied with the provisions of the contract, which allows the correct payment in companies with wages based on the hourly load.
Types of Access Control
Meet four common models in companies.
This is the cheapest option for companies compared to digital models. Despite this, being a control done manually by employees, it is susceptible to failures and requires trust between the professional and the manager.
Therefore, this model is ideal for companies with few employees and works best in enterprises with flexible schedules, where professionals work at home or need to travel.
With this model, the employees insert a card of cardboard in the device, and the clock makes the impression of the schedule. In this case, it is ideal for managers to have monitoring, to certify that no professional will register for another person.
The cartographic clock is ideal for small businesses that cannot make a high investment and is a good option because not much maintenance is needed.
Barcode Electronic Door Locks has information about employees and requires that they have individual cards. The company can launch a report with information that is sent digitally, which facilitates the processes of the financial department. This is a perfect investment for medium and large companies.
The biometric model is the most advanced and most secure for employees and managers since the professional’s entry and exit times are recorded by means of digital printing. Generally, it is used in commercial buildings, where the tool is located in the entrance turnstiles.