You might have seen terms like ‘geo-fencing’, ‘auto-attendance’, ‘silent arrivals’ around lately, but what are they and how do they work?
This article will give take you through what geo-fencing and auto-attendance are, how we implement them within SiteBook, and how you can make them work for your business.
What is Geofencing / Auto-Attendance?
Geofencing is a location-service which uses a virtual perimeter or ‘geo-fence’ to detect whenever a device enters or exits the area.
In SiteBook’s case, the device is a phone with the SiteBook mobile app, and the area is a perimeter around your worksites.
Once auto-attendance has been set up, SiteBook can detect whether a worker’s device has entered or exited a worksite, and automatically updates the corresponding attendance record.
How does it work?
A perimeter is set up in SiteBook, around your worksite.
Workers can enable auto-attendance within the mobile app which conducts periodic checks in the background, to detect whether their phone is within the site perimeter.
If the phone is within the ‘geo-fence’, the user is automatically checked-in to the worksite.
If the phone leaves the ‘geo-fence’, the user is automatically checked-out of the worksite.
The Auto-Attendance can be configured to enable a notification for the user to confirm their arrival or departure.
Otherwise, we also have a ‘Silent Arrival’ option which arrives and departs the user automatically.
What are the benefits of Auto-Attendance?
Personnel attending worksites can simply switch on auto-attendance, then travel between sites without having to check-in each time.
No QR-Codes, no arrive/depart confirmations, you don’t even have to open the app – everything is taken care of in the background.
Just log-in, flick the auto-attendance switch, and go about your day.
How do I get started?
If you’re interested in Auto-Attendance, we will be happy to help you get set up.
We can give you a demo of the feature, a training session in setting up auto-attendance, and work with you in rolling-out auto-attendance to your workers and contractors.