Time clock: An Insight into identity activity


Written by NSoft Vision


The Time Clock feature uses AI to monitor the movements of identities in a location, tracking their check-in/check-out times and calculating their active and off periods.

How to enable the Time clock feature?

To enable the Time clock feature for your Vision space, first ensure that you are a Space Owner. Then, follow these steps:


  1. Open the Vision app on your device and navigate to the Control Panel.

  2. In the Control Panel, locate and click on the "SPACE" section. This area allows you to manage the settings for different spaces within the app.

  3. Within the "SPACE" section, you'll see a list of available spaces. Identify and select the space you want to modify by clicking on it.

  4. After selecting the desired space, a settings window will appear. Find and click on the "PERMISSIONS" tab within this window.

  5. In the "PERMISSIONS" section, look for the option to enable the Time clock feature. Change its status to enabled by toggling the switch.

  6. Once the Time clock feature is enabled, click on the "Save" button to apply your changes. This button is located at the bottom of the settings window.

Important: To confirm your changes, you will need to enter the SpaceID of your space. The SpaceID is a unique identifier for each space within the Vision app. You can locate and copy the SpaceID by navigating to the "GENERAL" tab within the Space settings, where it will be listed.


After enabling the Time clock, ensure your camera mapping is correctly set up, with designated cameras for entrances and exits (usually consisting of two cameras, one entry and one exit) to track the movement of individuals. If the feature is not appearing as expected, or if the cameras are not tracking individuals, double-check the camera settings and ensure they are correctly identified as "Entrance Camera" or "Exit Camera" in the system.

Remember that to perform these changes, you must be a Space Owner. If you don't have the necessary permissions, you may need to reach out to an administrator or the individual who holds the ownership rights for the space.

Where is the Time clock section available?

A section that contains the Time clock data can be found under each identity's details in the Directory section of Vision app. It provides data on check-in and check-out times, total active and off periods, and average active and off periods per day. For more on finding Time clock data, see our Directory guide.

How does the Time clock feature work?

The Time clock feature works by using the designations of cameras within the Vision system to track the movement of recognized individuals. For example, when a recognized individual passes an "Entrance Camera", the system logs a "Check-In" time. Similarly, when they pass an "Exit Camera", it logs a "Check-Out" time. The system then uses these times to calculate the "Total Active Period" (the time spent inside the location) and the "Total Off Period" (the time spent outside the location).

If none of these options are enabled on any camera, the system wouldn't be able to track the movement of individuals in this way, which is why the "Time clock" section would display "There is currently no data".

The benefits of the Time clock feature

Time clock feature allows businesses to track the check-in and check-out times of each identity, providing a clear record of when each identity starts and ends their active period. This can be particularly useful for businesses with flexible working hours or remote workers, as it allows them to accurately monitor employee on-site working hours.