What is a mobile time clock ?

While fixed time clocks or clocking terminals are used to record the time of passage of the employees for legal purposes. Mobile time clocks allow us to ensure that the field workers arrived at the customer sites at the agreed time.

The mobile time clock is carried out with connected objects. Don’t confuse it with smartphone pointing, which consists in installing and using an application on the worker’s personal or professional phone.

A mobile time clock system is composed of a physical device (the time clock) and a management software. The software Predicti of Skiply allows for example to inform managers when personnel are late or have not shown up at a job site or client site.

Smilio A time clock

What are the differences with fixed time clocks and clocking terminal ?

Fixed time clocks are used mainly for legal purposes, they are therefore subject to strict regulations. Mobile devices don’t have the same purpose : technological choices are freer. We can thus use technologies such as LPWAN telecommunication networks (LoRaWAN, Sigfox, NB-IOT, LTE-M), QR codes or NFC tags, or even fixed phones as a last resort. This makes it possible to have wireless and autonomous devices, which gives all the meaning of the word “mobile”.

In fact, mobile time clocks are less expensive than their fixed counterparts.

Uses of a mobile time clock

The mobile clocking terminals are particularly useful in the field of Facility Services, wherever it is necessary to control the activity of field workers.

Here are some examples of issues addressed by this type of clocking terminal :

  • Proof of passage of personnel on site for billing purposes
  • Control of the duration of the cleaning service
  • Verification of the passage of personnel in a sanitary perspective (video example below: disinfection of buses)
  • Protection of lone workers
  • Control of guard tours

Why Skiply’s solutions are particularly well suited for mobile pointing ?

Available products

The RFID clock ST allows the identification of workers equipped with a badge, exactly like a standard time clock. It has a battery life of about 1 year depending on the conditions of use.

The Smilio pointing terminal allows to prove the passage on site and to identify the participants by the seizure of a code. It is autonomous for several years on batteries, antibacterial, and waterproof (IP65).

Robust wireless communication

All Skiply objects operate on public or private LPWAN telecommunications networks using LoRaWAN and Sigfox technologies. In France, this includes the networks of Bouygues Telecom, Orange and Sigfox.

Integrated with many solutions

Skiply offers a software solution for pointing for customers who are not equipped.

Most of our products are used by our integrator partners, that connect them to their own facility management software. APIs are available so you can make Skiply products work with your existing solution.

Do not hesitate to contact us so that we can validate the technical feasibility of your project.