MinuteHound offers Valentine’s Day deal on biometric scanners

February 8, 2013 - 

Roses are red, violets are blue, but I just want to make sure you really are you.

MinuteHound, a provider of cloud-based time and attendance solutions has announced a special Valentine’s Day promotion, offering customers $14 off a MinuteHound biometric time clock on February 14, should you opt for a scanner in place of the usual roses-and-chocolate routine.

According to the company, MinuteHound specializes in automating time and attendance as well as payroll accounting systems for businesses, boasting an average 2,300 percent return on investment for customers.

The MinuteHound system is comprised of three components: the Biometric Time Clock Scanner, Web Portal and Time Clock Software. The Biometric Time Clock Scanner is a USB device and can be connected to any computer or point of sale system. The Time Clock software runs in the background and transmits data to the MinuteHound Web Portal. As a result, no employee data is stored locally on the computer. The Web Portal exists to allow the access and management of timekeeping data.

To redeem MinuteHound’s Valentine’s Day discount, use the coupon code VDAY13 on February 14.

Workforce management systems, like the MinuteHound solution are being implemented widely across sectors internationally, though these systems are often met with resistance, and in some cases, these systems have proven themselves to be vulnerable to spoofing or buddy-punching.

Reported previously in BiometricUpdate.com, the Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation (NTDC) has announced plans to create an electronic database of all hotel staff and personnel along with Orbit Tech, in a bid to curb criminal activities taking place in the country’s hospitality industry.

This decision has angered many of the hotel workers, and the National Union of Hotels and Personnel Services Workers, though hotel owners recently came out to back the NTDC’s decision.

In India, teachers have threatened to strike against a proposed biometric workforce management system for government schools in Andhra Pradesh.

Employees at the South Delhi Municipal Corporation have found a way to dupe biometric attendance machines to records their absence, while away from work.

Similarly, the Luzerne County controller in Pennsylvania has alleged a similar flaw with a Kronos workforce management system being used in government offices.

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