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UK rooflight manufacturer deploys Bodet biometric time and attendance system


Bodet Ltd announced today that Glazing Vision, a UK manufacturer of glass rooflights, has deployed the Kelio Visio biometric time and attendance system at its Norfolk factory to ensure health and safety compliance, increase productivity, and save time for its HR and payroll staff.

According to the announcement, Glazing Vision selected the cloud hosted version to reduce any risks and ongoing costs associated with hosting the software on Glazing Vision’s servers and because the cloud option provides the ability to upgrade to the most recent software version on request. The cloud-based system also safeguards the data should there be a major IT system failure or factory fire.

“When I joined Glazing Vision, I was surprised that employees still used manual time sheets,” explains HR manager, Mick Placzek. “These are not only time consuming for staff to complete and process, but are open to errors, both in entering accurate times and when transposing the data for payroll. I felt that an automated system would be quicker, far more efficient, and would provide real time data to help supervisors to manage staff rotas effectively. There is a further benefit in respect of health and safety. Having real time reports of who is on site is vital so we can maximise safety for all staff in the event of an emergency.”

The Kelio Visio terminal allows staff to clock on using either biometric or personalized fobs. Placzek notes that “biometric was our preferred option as it eliminates ‘buddy punching’ so is more reliable. However, some of the production staff experience issues with glues or cuts from the glass, so fingerprints could be unreliable and in those cases, fobs are an alternative. Some concerns were expressed about the system storing fingerprint records, but Bodet ensured us that their system was completely secure and fully GDPR compliant.”

The Kelio software solution does not store biometric fingerprints, Bodet noted in its announcement adding that during the biometric recording, the fingerprint is analyzed in order to extract specific characteristics, which are encrypted in a non-reversible digital format.

The Bodet Group reports more than 35,000 clients including Fedex, Serco, TalkTalk and the European Parliament as well as state and independent schools and individual public sector institutions.

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