The objective of this tutorial is to help you understand the difference between time clock locations and terminals along with their descriptions.


Access from your: Computer
Applies to: Manager & Supervisors

Management can restrict the employees to clock in and out from specific stations. There are

  1. Time Clock Locations

  2. Time Clock Terminals

Things to know before you begin:

  1. You must have a manager/admin, supervisors access privileges in Humanity to add time clock locations and terminals.

  2. ‘Time Clock’ module must be enabled from the ‘Settings’ module.

  3. You must enable 'Lock time-clocking to specified locations’ to restrict the stations for clocking in and out.

  4. If you use ‘Computer’ as a station to restrict clock in/out and 'Cookies' are ever removed a new one will need to be set up.

  5. You need to physically be at the desktop to restrict that computer for clocking in and out purpose.

  6. You must set up a time clock location to create a time clock terminal.

  7. If making an IP based terminal, make sure that you have a static IP address i.e an IP address that does not change.

The scenario outlined in this tutorial consists of the following building blocks:

  1. Time Clock Locations

  2. Time Clock Terminals

  3. Difference Between Time Clock Locations and Terminals

Time Clock Locations

  1. Humanity allows you to set up individual time clock locations that you will use for restricting the station to specific places from where an employee can clock in/out. Locations can be created in two ways: IP and Computer based.

  2. A 'Clock Locations' can be set to a computer. This method is preferred over IP address as it uses a 'COOKIE' which is securely stored on the computer.
    If you use this method, and 'Cookies' are ever removed a new one will need to be set.

  3. 'Clock Locations' can also be set up using an IP address which can mean multiple computers on the same IP, as well as can change over time if you do not have a static IP, with your ISP.

Time Clock Terminals

  1. Clock 'Terminals' are simplified interfaces built on top of 'Time Clock Locations' solely for the purpose of clocking in and out quickly.

  2. You can either choose ‘Full Employee Login’ or ‘Webcam’ option for your staff to use for clocking in/out.

  3. After creating the terminal, a unique URL is generated that you need to copy and browse in another tab.

  4. Your staff profiles will appear in either ‘List’ or ‘Gallery’ view.

Difference Between Time Clock Locations and Terminals

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