4,500 Schools to Equip Timedox Biometric Fingerprint Time Clock and Attendance System
Bezeq International will earn tens of millions of shekels for a system in which teachers will have to identify themselves with physical information like a fingerprint when they enter and exit schools.
Bezeq International announced Sunday that it will install cloud model biometric location time clocks in every elementary school. The company refused to reveal the cost of the deal but emphasized that it was a significant tender totaling tens of millions of dollars.
Once the system is installed, more than 160,000 teachers at 4,500 schools will be required to report using the biometric attendance system. The system was installed in a few hundred schools in the last two months and the entire installation project will be completed within a year and a half.
The deal was signed for a period of nine years, with the option of an additional four years. The reports, which are assembled in real-time using biometric location fingerprint time clocks, will be saved in a private cloud that Bezeq International created for the Health Ministry and will be connected to the ministry’s payroll system.
The project, which is the largest of its kind operated by Bezeq International will make use of the fingerprint time clocks and attendance developed by Timedox.
The biometric fingerprint time clocks and attendance system will be installed as part of the “Horizon” program, whose purpose is to produce computerized statistical reports for the use of school principles and education ministry administrators at any point in time, using real-time figures.
The statistics that will be gathered will be exported to the Education Ministry payroll system. Bezeq International education supervisor Ben Ari explains, The Education Ministry has been pushing for Biometric time clocks, in order to pay teachers for the actual amount of hours spent working.
Using the time and attendance system, its possible to measure the number of hours that the teachers work for, and with that to increase the pay for teachers that teach for more hours at school, says Ben Ari.
In this way, it will be possible to assemble the statistics for teachers who work at more than one school relatively easily. Likewise, Ben Ari claims, the biometric system will make it easier to administer teachers reports, make it unnecessary to issue third-party ID documents, and prevent identity fraud.