Lisburn firm install state of the art terminals


Local Lisburn based company, NTD (North Time Data Ltd) has successfully installed over 30 state-of-the-art biometric facial recognition terminals for leading beef and lamb suppliers, Foyle Food Group.

Spanning across six sites in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and England, the new systems were part of a significant investment strategy by the Group, into a more comprehensive employee time management system.

Praising the installation of the new facial recognition system, Leslie Otterson, HR Manager at the Foyle Food Group said: “As a growing business with over 1,100 staff, we needed a time management system that would deliver accurate, real-time data.

“We needed a supplier that had a dedicated and reactive support facility. Teaming this with a first-class, robust system for monitoring employee time across our six locations; we knew that NTD were to be our preferred partner.

“North Time Pro works beautifully,” adds Leslie. “All our employees need to do is stand in front of the system and it clocks them in and out in an instant. We also like that the system is touchless, since hygiene is especially important in our business. No keypads, fobs or touchpads needed.

“The accuracy and dependability of the system makes it easy for employees to use, and their affordability and seamless integration with our payroll software makes it a smart solution for our business.”

Managing Director of NTD, Stephen Brown, explains how the system works: “The North Time Pro system uses facial recognition technology for managing time and attendance and access control.

“The wall-mounted terminal uses ground-breaking and innovative 3D-imaging technology to identify employees, enhance security and eliminate “buddy punching,” a costly expense for companies when employees clock in and out for each other. Employees simply look at the device and within two seconds, they are identified, clocked in/out or admitted into secure locations.

“The system really is foolproof. It supports single or multiple terminals in local or remote locations, ideal for the Foyle Food Group. All data collected from the terminal is sent back to our North Time Pro software that allows for the editing of data, the running of reports along with the setup of exports to popular payroll providers.

“In addition, our North Time Pro software also incorporates HR, Absence Management, Asset Management and Employee Self Service; making North Time Pro a viable option for Foyle Food Group”

“However the main advantages are that it helps businesses save time and money. It reduces time theft from late arrivals, early departures, over-extended breaks and eliminates unauthorised overtime. North Time Pro also calculates hours automatically meaning no manual calculations are needed which as a result eliminates the option of human error and also saves time.”

As with the Foyle Food Group, the North Time Pro terminals can also be customized to allow for installation in wash down areas.

NTD based in Lisburn was established in 1988. It has been providing effective solutions in Time Management Systems, Mailroom equipment and ID card products to a wide range of business sectors in Northern Ireland for 27 years.