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RFID Time  Clocks

RFID or Radio Frequency Identification time clocks use a special tag or card with an embedded chip and an antenna. When the tag or card is placed close to a matched RFID reader the chip inside is activated and a simple communication between the two is initiated where the reader identifies the card number. This number is associated with an employee and that employee’s  time is subsequently logged by the the time clock.

Often called proximity time clocks these are by far the most convenient and practical of all the reader technologies. The proximity cards are virtually indestructible, they work every time (unlike many biometric systems) and they even afford some security over a pin number which fellow employees can use to log other employees in and out for the day... the cards or tags generally stay with the employee so they are unavailable to fellow workers in the case of a late arrival.

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RFID chips can be embedded into a myriad of different form factors. Consisting of a microchip and an antenna they are found in credit card styles, key ring fobs.
Time and Attendance Systems use proximity tags because they are the most foolproof method for employees.
Proximity tags are virtually indestructible and relatively inexpensive and because of this they are the most common choice for time and attendance applications.