How to Disinfect Your Time Clocks To Avoid Damage Amidst Caronavirus
I’ll spare the intro, I think we all know why it’s important nowadays to keep our time clocks clean, especially our biometric clocks.
So to avoid unintentional damage to your clocks and potentially nullifying your warranty, before you go pulling out the alcohol wipes, you will want to breeze through these quick guidelines and consult your clock’s manufacturer for approved cleaning products and procedures.
Cleaning Considerations for Time Clocks
- Have people use hand sanitizer before touching the clock. They want their hands to be dry prior to touching the clock, especially for a biometric reader. Damp fingers can cause an error when punching in (you've experienced this before on your phone I'm sure).
- Contact your clock provider or review your clock's owner’s manual to identify cleaning products approved by the manufacturer. Don't assume approved cleaning products for one clock are good for another. For example, some permit using rubbing alcohol (containing 70% Isopropyl alcohol) while others discourage alcohol for cleaning. Clock damage caused by using prohibited cleaning products will not be covered by warranty.
- For badge swipe card reader clocks, periodically fold a paper towel dampened with glass cleaner over a badge and swipe through 3-5 times. Confirm your clock manufacturer approves this process.
- If using a touch screen, gently clean the touchscreen area of the clock, as well as the biometric reader with a non-abrasive rag. Be sure to wipe down any buttons.
Things to Avoid
- Getting alcohol or any cleaning fluid into the actual device
- Spraying or pouring cleaning fluid directly onto the device
- Using prohibited cleaning products on the device
- Using an abrasive rag or brush to clean
Kronos has shared guidelines for how to clean Kronos clocks, as well as which cleaning products are permitted for each clock. Click here to view that article.