RFID Based Employee Monitoring and Attendance System

RFID Based Employee Monitoring and Attendance System

RFID Based Employee Monitoring and Attendance System

Introduction

The project entitled RFID Based Employee Monitoring System was designed to monitor the employees with much easier and greater accuracy of records. The person whom assigned for monitoring doesn’t need to check every office because with the use of RFID, the employee will be automatically detected inside their corresponding stations. It works more convenient and effective than manual processing.

With Database System, it will help to organize the management of records of the monitoring of the employees; input information and releasing of hard and soft copies of the reports. With this, it could help the user to do the task accurately with fast and better processing.

RFID tag and the tag reader are the main technologies that the researchers need to develop the system. It is used for the monitoring together with the computer, it also describe the hardware components of the system.

Objectives of the Study

The study aimed to design and develop a monitoring and attendance system for employees using RFID Technology or radio-frequency identification.

Specifically the study aims to:

  1. To monitor the attendance or employees using RFID.
  2. To generate reports of attendance in easier and accurate manner.
  3. To convert the manual process into automation for easier and faster transactions.
  4. To create a more reliable and secure system in order to provide quality service to the clientele.

Significance of the Study

The following will be the direct beneficiary of the system:

Human Resource Personnel/Management – with the use of this system, gone are the days to process the attendance of each employee in a manual method. Report generation will be easier, faster and accurate.

Employees – records for each employee will be readily available upon request.

Future Researchers – the next batch of researchers and developers can still enhance the project by integrating the attendance system to human resource information system and payroll system.

Definition of Terms

For better interpretation of the discussion of the study, the following terms are operationally defined:

RFID – is an acronym for “radio-frequency identification” and refers to a technology whereby digital data encoded in RFID tags or smart labels are captured by a reader via radio waves. RFID is similar to barcoding in that data from a tag or label are captured by a device that stores the data in a database. RFID, however, has several advantages over systems that use barcode asset tracking software. The most notable is that RFID tag data can be read outside the line-of-sight, whereas barcodes must be aligned with an optical scanner.

RFID APPLICATIONS

RFID TECHNOLOGY IS EMPLOYED IN MANY INDUSTRIES TO PERFORM SUCH TASKS AS:

– Inventory management
– Asset tracking
– Personnel tracking
– Controlling access to restricted areas
– ID Badging
– Supply chain management
– Counterfeit prevention (e.g. in the pharmaceutical industry)

Source: https://www.abr.com/what-is-rfid-how-does-rfid-work/

RFID Tags. This RFID tags used to identify entry and exit of employees inside the workplace.

RFID Tag Reader. Supplies the connection between the tag data and the RFID software for the needed information.

Development Tools:

Visual Basic.Net and MySQL

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