Focus Wave allows employees to clock in and out using their mobile phone or other hand-held device. This wireless technology works in much the same way as making contactless payments with your phone. By simply holding your phone or device close to a strategically placed Focus Wave Reader, all clocking information is recorded, removing the need to carry swipe cards, fobs or similar items.
This guide will show you how to:
Name: Give your connection a name. For example, Front Entrance 1.
Device: Select ‘Focus Wave’ from the menu.
Terminal ID: Input a unique number (ie. one that has not been assigned to another terminal). This should consist of numbers only and is not to be confused with the UID number which is found on the Focus Wave Reader itself (see below).
UID Number: Input the 14-digit code that is found on your Focus Wave Reader. This doesn’t require spaces and is not case sensitive.
T&A: This stands for Time & Attendance. Tick this box if you want all clockings from this Reader to appear on the employee’s timesheet as a record of start and finish times.
On Fire Report: This menu allows you to choose how the employee appears when running a fire report in case of fire. You can decide which one of the following should happen when clocking at this particular Focus Wave Reader:
None - employee will never show on the report.
As T&A - employee will show as IN or OUT on the report depending on their T&A clockings.
IN - employee will always be classed as IN on the report.
OUT - employee will always be classed as OUT on the report.
Location: If required, allocate a Location to this Focus Waver Reader.
Cost Centre: If required, allocate a default Cost Centre to this Focus Waver Reader.
Description: If required, add your own description here for reference.
NB: Remember to ‘Save’ your new connection once you have completed all of the information.
Important: Employees cannot use Focus Wave unless they have a Self Service Profile.
Tip: Use Group Actions to assign the Focus Wave Reader to multiple employees all at once.
Where you place the Reader is completely up to you. It can be peeled off and stuck straight onto a surface using the self-adhesive backing. Alternatively, cut around the Reader and position it as required.
Things to consider when positioning the Reader:
Important: Do not position on metallic surfaces. This stops the Focus Wave Reader from working.
Take a look at clocking in and our using your mobile phone and the Focus Wave.
Create profiles that define what your employees can do in Self Service
Draw an area on the map to define a Geofence, an area where your team must be inside before they can perform a valid clocking.