EMS & Fire Departments Reduce “Buddy Punching” with Biometric Finger Scanners

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The use of biometrics to prevent buddy punching in workforce management is increasing.

The following guest post was submitted by eSchedule, a complete suite of “modules” that allows organizations to get organized and streamline many of their daily operations.

The public safety industry is dynamic and ever-changing. Paramedics, firefighters and EMTs work 24 hours-a-day to keep us safe and healthy. Whether they’re a dedicated volunteer or they’ve chosen it as a full-time line of work, we can’t thank these individuals enough.

Ambulance companies and fire departments nationwide are suffering from a lack of volunteers. Given this, many have turned to hiring staff to offset the loss. For departments of all kinds, keeping track of schedules and assuring accurate timekeeping has become a priority.

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eSchedule — a leader in workforce management software — has partnered with M2SYS to offer biometric finger scanners to EMS and fire departments who are looking to offer a secure means for accurate timekeeping. Firefighters, EMTs, paramedics and other public safety entities including hospitals and 911 centers are using the EMS scheduling software in conjunction with the M2-EasyScan™ fingerprint reader. This allows the companies to keep an eye on “buddy punching” — employees who punch a fellow co-worker in or out by using a standard username and password.

For more information on eSchedule, click here.

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John Trader is the Public Relations and Marketing Manager with M2SYS Technology, a recognized industry leader in biometric identity management technology. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA M2SYS Technology's mission is to pioneer the high-tech industry by delivering long-term value to customers, employees and partners through continued innovation and excellence in all aspects of our business. M2SYS continues to innovate, build and bring to market leading-edge biometrics solutions that revolutionize the industry and expand the applicability of biometrics technology in our marketplace. You can view their Web site at www.m2sys.com or contact them via e-mail at info@m2sys.com

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