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timeware® SmartBooking provides a unique, customised solution

The development team were recently presented with a unique customer requirement : to stop employees gaining access to sensitive areas of a PCB manufacturing plant unless they has used ESD (electrostatic discharge) equipment to safely discharge any static electricity.

Using a combination of timeware® access controllers with proximity readers and utilising the new SmartBooking technology, the development team were able to create a solution whereby staff present their ID badge to enable the ESD equipment. Next, when entering a controlled area, the system checks to ensure that the employee has completed the ESD process within the last four hours. Failure to comply means that the door simply does not open.

All access tracking information is logged and made available to managers in real-time.

This simple yet effective solution is a great example of timeware’s® ability to react quickly and positively to the ever changing needs of its diverse customer base.