Do RFID Proximity Readers Work

Do RFID Proximity Readers Work

When looking for the best way to clock your employees, whether RFID, Biometric or smartphone, it’s understandable to look at the methods that are guaranteed to work for your employees.

An RFID clocking unit offers it all – contactless clocking, easy set-up, affordability and more.

Best of all, you know you’re in good company as RFID technology is widely used across the world, from contactless bank payments to hotel room keys.

How do RFID Proximity Readers work?

Though each system varies, every proximity reader system has the same basic components – electromagnetic fields that detect cards or fobs and verify them via radio frequency (Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)).

When the reader connects via the transmitted frequency, the functionality will work (clocking in, opening a locked door, payment/purchase etc.)

As the event is made via radio frequency, it is far less exposed to tampering than a standard lock system.

How will your workers use an RFID system?

Each authorised worker will receive an access card or key fob, which contains a small antenna and encoded circuit covered in plastic. Every card has a set code, meaning it is unique to that worker.

Best of all, due to the antenna, the card or the fob will transmit a short distance, meaning it can communicate with a card reader through a lanyard, wallet, or even within a pocket.

How will RFID cards help in a COVID world?

Following increased concern over germs and viruses, proximity readers create a safer, more hygienic, contactless authentication method.

As well as removing touch from clocking systems (unlike keypads and many biometric scanners), RFID units also don’t rely on memory, removing human error from the clocking equation.

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