The latest Causeway Donseed release includes new contactless facial recognition technology, which enables construction contractors to verify identity at sign-in and sign-out without any skin contact
Social distancing caps resource numbers and limits productivity, while infection risks complicate health and safety management. Errors can close sites. It is essential contractors know who is attending site.
This new Causeway Donseed release puts safer site access and greater control of time and attendance within the grasp of construction firms through contactless biometric identity just when they need it most.
All within a tough economy that makes maintaining cost controls and productivity critical.
Construction projects depend on the presence and movement of large workforces across multiple sub-contractors and labour agencies.
Knowing who is or has been on-site, when, and for precisely how long is crucial both to controlling associated costs, reducing risks, and proving that you have done so.
More than 2500 sites already utilise the Causeway Donseed biometric solution to do just that.
Now, the solution brings a powerful upgrade to help contractors bear the Covid era challenge.
Contactless facial recognition
By deploying the new facial recognition solution on-site, contractors of all sizes can capture Covid-secure, non-skin contact time and attendance records for any site or zone.
It can eliminate the hygiene concerns of physical sign-in and reduce the risks and delays of processing unreliable paper-based timesheets.
It is unique in offering both fingerprint recognition and facial recognition verification options on a single portable device.
The facial recognition solution is also now available on a mobile app (iOS and Android).
In a time of industry uncertainty, it has never been more important for contractors to establish greater cost controls that can have a direct impact on project profit margins.
With the Causeway Donseed solution timesheets are built accurately and in real-time, giving constant visibility and reducing unnecessary risks and costs from mistaken, inflated or rounded up logging of on-site hours, as well as data entry errors.
Accurate hours using facial recognition clocking-in
VKE Contractors is an innovative construction solution specialist, principally providing groundwork, RC frame and structural alteration subcontract services to the construction industry.
Before facial recognition technology on-site, VKE Contractors were relying on paper timesheets across to collate time and attendance records and manage health and safety.
VKE Contractors implemented the Causeway Donseed facial recognition solution in 2019, making the switch on just 1 site initially. They have since implemented facial recognition clocking-in onto 4 more sites.
VKE Contractor’s office manager, Iona Bensusan, said: “As a business we knew that we needed to steer away from using paper timesheets to manage time and attendance on site.
“The use of paper timesheets limited the visibility that we had on a project, particularly from head office, and created additional workload for the accounts department who would have to collate timesheets from each site to process the payroll.
“We were also concerned that paper was open to manipulation and errors.
“With facial recognition, we can now quickly verify identity at the point of sign-in/out on site. This allows the accounts department to process payroll with much more accurate time and attendance data.”