Icon Time Systems Proximity Badges (25) Overview Have buddy punching issues? Adding proximity badge entry to your employee time clock to minimize buddy punching and save your company money. The Universal Time Clock terminal contains a built-in proximity badge reader, which means you may simply add proximity badges to make make employee sign IN even easier. Proximity technology makes this sleek device incredibly easy to maintain, and no moving parts or contact with badges ensure years of worry-free operation. Proximity badges are fast and easy to use, employees simply wave their badges in front of the time clock to punch IN or OUT, even while the badge is in the employee's wallet or purse. With the proximity reader, no direct contact is required and there are no moving parts making the terminal virtually maintenance free. Info key makes viewing of employee's last punch or total hours worked easy. With proximity badges, there is no PIN number to forget, sign IN is quick and keeps dirty fingers off of the clock! Why choose a Proximity badge system? Proximity systems are rapidly replacing magnetic stripe or barcode badge systems. Why? Because magnetic and barcode badges wear out, are less secure (they can be duplicated) , and require exposed electronics to read. Vandalism, dirt, and grime can break the slot that the badges run through. And because proximity badges don't wear out and can't be duplicated. What's more, since the employee simply touches their wallet or purse to the clock to sign IN or OUT, proximity badges are lost less frequently than magnetic or barcode badges.