Modern housing areas, apartments and condominiums more often than not would hire security guards to keep an eye of the premises and surroundings. The first level of security is imposed at the entrance, where the guards have to keep an eye on vehicles and visitors to ensure there is no trespassing occurred. The guards also need to patrol the area to look out for any illicit activities or suspicious activities going on in the area and ensuring safe environment for all the tenants.
The security guards work according to predefined shifts. The team size of the security guards varies based on the duty of patrolling. The larger the patrolling area, the more security guards are required. Normally, there are 4 to 5 guards working per shift. They must carry out their daily routine i.e. patrolling, securing main entrance, responding to emergency cases, etc.
The payroll of the security guards is under the neighbourhood committee or residents associations. Guards slacking while on duty such as sleeping, not covering the patrol area and swapping places with unauthorised personnel would not only waste the residents’ money, more seriously it could also jeopardize the safety of the residents. Without proper supervision, security guards might be a liability to the residents rather than an aid.
To reduce security guards slacking occurrences to a minimum, FingerTec system could be introduced because with FingerTec, you have to be present in person to verify that you are on duty. Every security guard must verify his fingerprint at FingerTec® terminal at a specific time interval i.e. every 2 hours, as checkpoints. If there is no fingerprint verified at the hours required, the specific guards did not perform their duties. It is as simple as that. Supervision by a super is not required because FingerTec® terminals assume that role.
- Managing all fingerprint templates and information of security guards
- Capturing attendance time and patrolling time of the every guard for certain time period.
- Preparing systematic reports and analysis for every guard for audit purpose.
Technology Characteristics of FingerTec Solution
The Hardware & Software
The system administrator has to enrol the guards’ fingerprints at the FingerTec® terminal.