How to Make the Most of TSheets Facial Recognition Using Hardware Configurations
Did you know the TSheets Kiosk, a stationary time clock solution, includes facial recognition? Your team can track time with ease, and you can rest easy knowing the person clocking in and out is the employee scheduled. If you’re ready to start using Kiosk (or already have it!), it’s critical you set up your tablet for success.
Determining the location of your kiosk helps you choose the best hardware. So to find the type of configuration that can work best for your tablet, it’s important to consider a few things:
- The environment in which you’ll be using it.
- The number of people interacting with it on a daily basis.
- The level of security the business requires.
Minor-use and/or low-traffic environments
Examples of this type of environment include retail offices, small office spaces, schools, hospitals, and restaurants where no heavy tablet protection is necessary. In these cases, a simple wall- or glass-mount configuration will be sufficient.
A typical, clean office environment might use a universal (adjustable) mount for their tablet kiosk. An adjustable tablet mount can help employees angle the kiosk to capture good pictures. We use this one by Solve-it! Companies, LLC here at TSheets headquarters. See their full lineup of mounts here.
Moderate-use and/or high-traffic environments
Examples of this type of environment include construction sites, manufacturing plants and warehouses, and conditions wherein many employees are interacting with the time clock throughout the day.
If your tablet is subject to a bit more wear and tear, you might consider a protective mount from Solve-it, which has heavy-duty casing options. Meanwhile, RAM mounts also come with anti-theft configurations for busy spaces. Again, make sure your mount is adjustable so that people of different heights can easily clock in and out using your tablet’s camera for facial recognition.
Automotive or on-the-road environments
Kiosks with facial recognition can sometimes be placed in cars, trucks, or other vehicles where teams are clocking in and out in the field. Construction companies, landscapers, or cleaning services might use a kiosk in their fleets for simple time tracking.
If you decide to place a tablet inside a vehicle, you might be concerned about theft, especially when the crew isn’t close by. RAM mounts include anti-theft options for maximum security and can adjust to photograph either the passenger or driver, no matter their height, right inside the car.
Ultimately, the configuration you choose should help optimize facial recognition at your kiosk. Shop around to find what works best for your business environment, but take the quality of your photos into consideration.
If you get hardware that includes a protective case, make sure your tablet’s camera isn’t covered. And always position the camera in good lighting for better-quality photos (there should be no bright light behind the person clocking in).
Mount your kiosk at face-level and make it adjustable. A floor stand is okay if it’s adjustable for height, but a table configuration is recommended for facial recognition.