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Leisure: La Jolla

Seaside Beach Resort uses biometrics to track and manage employee time & attendance.

“We use the HandReaders for positive identification. They are definitely more secure than cards.” - Rob Walsh, Information Technology Manager, La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club


Three biometric HandPunch® readers track time and attendance for up to 600 employees at the luxurious seaside resort. The 90-room La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club is one of only two beachfront properties in the exclusive La Jolla Shores section of La Jolla, California.

Business Need

“Before purchasing the HandPunch units, we had numerous problems with lost cards,” reports Ellen Gaines, HR Director for the resort. “We frequently had to replace lost cards so our employees could clock in. ”


The biometric units replaced a card system that frequently fell victim to lost cards or “buddy punching.”


The HandPunch units are located in employee access areas such as the kitchen, hallways, or the breezeway of the employee entrance areas. Even though the resort is right on the ocean, they have not had a need for outdoor enclosures.


Since implementing the biometric timekeeping solution, the resort has not had to deal with “buddy punching,” or lost cards, which are especially problematic during the summer season when an additional 150 employees join the staff.

“We are very satisfied with the HandReaders,” Gaines notes.

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