Clocking Restrictions – IP Address
Using a Citadel account, you can enable your employees to clock in using a number of methods – but did you know you can also control where your worker’s clock, using IP Address restrictions?
IP Address restrictions come free with all Citadel subscriptions and give employers the chance to set exactly where employees can clock from via web browser.
What is restricting an IP Address?
According to Wikipedia:
“IP address blocking is a configuration of a network service that blocks requests from hosts with certain IP addresses. IP address blocking is commonly used to protect against brute force attacks and to prevent access by a disruptive address.”
When applied to time and attendance, this means that employers can set designated IP addresses as ‘safe’ or correct. Anyone clocking outside of the IP address will therefore have restricted access.
Think of an IP address like your house number – but instead of a street it’s your internet connection.
- If your employee is connected to the set IP address for their location, they will be able to clock in or clock out.
- If the IP address is out of the listed location, they cannot clock in or out.
Why restrict your employees IP Address?
A host of reasons including:
- Making sure workers are where they say they are – great for remote or off-site employees.
- To stop buddy clocking – workers cannot clock in for each other if on a unique IP address.
- To stop time theft – if the IP location is the office, workers can no longer clock outside/ on the way.
- Proof of labour for contractors.
- Accurate hours for payroll.
- Health and Safety compliance – knowing who’s on/offsite for fire roll call and more.
To find out how you can restrict your employees IP address with Citadel by Chronologic, click here.