Date printed: 06-15-2024   Last updated: 08-04-2021

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Applies to versions: 3.2

TimeIPS Geo Zones

TimeIPS Geo Zones are used to configure areas for geo-fencing and location-aware clocking. Each Geo Zone is made up of one or more Locations. A Location is defined by GPS coordinates and a radius. Locations are grouped together in a Geo Zone for easy management. When an employee clocks from within any of the included Locations, the Geo Zone will be associated with the event for review on the Time Edit report or Custom Reporting.



Using the left pane Main Menu » Administration, click on: Clocking » Geo Zones




Add a New Geo Zone















Add Location from the Map

Alternatively, locations can be added directly on the map





Edit a Location




Editing can also be done right on the map.




Employee Membership

Time events are only tagged with Geo Zone/Location for member employees. Membership Mode determines how this Geo Zone applies to member employees.



To view an employee's clocked Geo Zone, go to Reports -> Time Edit/Report and run a Time Report for the employee for the date in question.



Run Time Edit Report





Note: Geo Location can also be selected as a "Select Report Column Preset" in order to see it for all the events without having to open the event and go to the Geo Location tab. Choices include GPS In Coordinates, GPS In Geo Zone, GPS In Geo Zone Location, GPS Out Coordinates, GPS Out Geo Zone, and GPS Out Geo Zone Location.





In this example, the employee clocked in from "Memphis (Sparks)", but No Geo Location Data was collected during the clock out.






Remote/Web Clocking Setup

Under Administration, click on Clocking > Remote/Web Clocking


The last two options relate to Geo Zones.




Remote Clocking

Employees will need to access the secure Remote Clocking address using https in order to display location. A popup will ask to Allow the server to access the employees location. It is recommended to check Remember and then click Allow.

Location information is displayed under the time. In this example, it says "You are not in a geo zone. (You can clock here.)"


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