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Help Your Customers Save Money with an Infrared Thermal Sensor

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The IRT add-on could mean a touch free time clock

Companies are eager to ramp up operations as circumstances allow. They know opening up requires new health and safety measures. Employees expect these changes and may not come back to work without them.  

ATS continues its COVID response with another enhancement to its time clocks. If you’re an ATS reseller offering the PeoplePoint, stride80, or Max 2.0 UCS, you can now integrate and deliver a thermal sensor to your ATS time clock portfolio, conceivably offering a touch-free time clock. When you deliver the Infrared Thermal Sensor (IRT) to your customers, it will take a thermal scan of the employee’s skin surface, right at the clock. If the read-out is not within the baseline range, it could prevent the employee from punching in. 

The CDC recommends employers "consider conducting daily in-person or remote health checks" specifically, temperature checks. Employers that follow this recommendation have two options:  

  1. Hire manual screeners  
  2. Go for an automated solution 

Thermal readings could mean a touch-free time clock, which can save your customers lots of money.  

An automated thermal screening process doesn't add any labor costs. Manual screenings need people hired to conduct them. COVID already adds considerable costs to business operations. Adding the most expensive cost - more employees - can be crippling, regardless of business size. 

How much do Covid temp check costs by business size? 

Small businesses might not need to hire anyone new. They may be to do manual temperature checks by giving current workers more hours. Either way, that's still an extra labor cost.  

And small businesses are getting crushed by COVID-19.  

The Motley Fool writes, "The unfortunate reality is small businesses operate on razor-thin margins. They don't have the resources of larger corporations and are suffering exponentially greater losses in this crisis."  

Larger companies with many employees will need to hire or use existing resources to run a manual temperature screening program. 

A contactless, thermal scan time clocks gives all employers a different option. They don't need to take on a high, ongoing expense of increased labor.  

Touch-Free Time Clocks Offer Big Savings by Protecting Business Continuity  

All companies fear their facility becoming a COVID hot spot. The new health and safety mandate is to reduce the risk of transmission among employees. Keeping their workforce healthy is vital to business continuity. 

Employees need to see the changes in their workplace that will keep them safe. Without new safety measures, employees may not feel safe coming to work. So they may not. No actual transmission needs to occur to mess with business continuity. Lack of employer action will do the trick. 

Because employees want new safety procedures, employers can expect high compliance.  A touch-free time clock, if configured, can tell employees when they shouldn't continue into the facility. It can't prevent them from entering the premises. Employer messaging and employee motivation will do that. When employees have a real-time, automated and self-administered thermal reading, they can help keep their coworkers and the business safe. 

Deliver Risk Control Measures to Your Customers’ and Their Bottom Lines 

Protecting employees and managing expenditures don't have to be conflicting goals.  

Consulting PwC firm sets out its recommendations for "Getting Back to the Workplace." One suggestion is that companies "double down on automation" The power of the digital transformation comes from using technology to improve efficiency and lower costs. It's the reason why automated time tracking is smarter than manual timesheets.  

The same holds true for automated employee thermal screenings. Manual screenings have a higher risk, it is costly and slow. Automate the process with touch-free time clocks that do thermal scans. It will save companies money and improve workplace safety. 

Want to share this new technology with your customers? Download our IRT eBook to learn more. 

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