What are geolocations?
Geolocations can be detected by the All Hours mobile app.
Geolocations are GPS points on a map with a radius.
Once detected, any clocking events added on this location are marked with the name of the clocking point.
What is a Beacon and why should I use one?
Bluetooth Beacons are small devices that connect to mobile phones via Bluetooth in a small area such as a room, a classroom or an office.
GPS data used for Geolocations is accurate up to 50 meters and is still pretty bad inside buildings.
Beacons on the other hand work inside buildings and inside particular rooms.
All Hours can recognize your beacons and thus pinpoint the location of your employees when they clock-in using the mobile app.
A typical beacon looks like this:
For employees with geofencing turned on, the mobile app will only allow clocking-in when in range of a beacon or on the correct GPS coordinates.
If you only want to allow your employees to clock-in on particular locations such as your office, we recommend you first try setting up a geolocation. If the geolocation isn't accurate enough, you can always add a beacon to your setup.
Geofencing works with both beacons and GPS locations. Employees can only clock-in on mobile when they are in the correct location.