APA Congress Attendees Can Win iPad II at Schlage Booth

American Payroll Association Congress Attendees Can Also See Latest HandPunch Biometric Terminal – Reads Both Proximity and Smart Cards

CARMEL, Ind. – By visiting the Schlage Biometrics Booth 200 at the 31st Annual American Payroll Association (APA) Congress May 7-11 at the Gaylord Texan in Grapevine, Texas, attendees can pick up a card, get it initialed at Schlage partner booths and return it to the Schlage booth for entry into a drawing for a brand new iPad II. Participating partners, who all include the Schlage HandPunch GT-400 as part of their time and attendance system solutions, are SwipeClock, AMG, Attendance on Demand/InfoTronics, Workforce Software and NOVAtime.

"Not only does our drawing add some fun to the APA Congress but meeting our partners highlights some of the different software solutions available for the GT-400 which eliminates the problems of buddy-punching, where one employee clocks in and out for another by simply borrowing his or her badge," exclaims Emily Flink, marketing manager-biometrics for Schlage. "On any normal workday, more than 6 million people throughout the world clock into work with a Schlage HandPunch, saving their employers millions of dollars."

The HandPunch GT-400 ensures payroll accuracy by requiring each employee to be present, their cards or personal identification numbers (PINs) are not enough to clock-in. By having to use their hands, losses due to buddy-punching are eliminated. According to the American Payroll Association, this practice costs companies between five to seven percent in payroll costs. 

Attendees visiting the Schlage Biometrics booth will also see the new Schlage HandPunch GT-400 plus MTR-G option, which now brings the flexibility of a full-functioned time and attendance terminal together with versatile proximity, smart and multi-technology credential reader options, including the popular aptiQ™ smart card series. With the MTR-G reader module embedded inside the HandPunch GT-400, organizations can read both traditional 125 KHz proximity cards and more secure 13.56 MHz contactless smart cards. When organizations decide to switch their credentials from proximity cards to smart cards or, eventually, NFC-enabled smart phones, they can continue using their present GT-400 without any changes as the MTR-G reads both types of cards.

About Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies

Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands—including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® —work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; secure homes and commercial properties; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies’ market-leading products include electronic and biometric access control systems; time-and-attendance and personnel scheduling systems; mechanical locks; portable  security; door closers, exit devices, architectural hardware, and steel doors and frames; and other technologies and services for global security markets. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com or securitytechnologies.ingersollrand.com.


Cindy English Mitchell

Ingersoll Rand 



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