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16 Nov 2017
Security System Camera on Building

Is There a Gap in Your Security Plan?

Intrusion alarms (or burglar alarms) get less respect every year, while flashy video surveillance products garner the bulk of the attention in the security world. Don’t overlook the value of a well-designed intrusion alarm system when building your security plan.  

If your business is the unfortunate target of a break in, a properly designed and installed alarm system can minimize the extent of the inflicted damage. Strobes and sirens draw attention, and criminals don’t like attention: a 120-decibel siren and red and blue flashing strobes will make them nervous, to say the least.

The alarm results in an interrupted crime and can limit your losses to only a broken door or window. As a result, you keep your staff and business safe while keeping your insurance costs down. In nearly all cases, a monitored intrusion alarm system qualifies for insurance discounts, which help defray the system cost.

Better yet, you receive immediate notification when an alarm is triggered, and law enforcement is dispatched to the scene. This improves chances of an immediate apprehension and means that you don’t find out about the incident only after arriving at the office the next morning.

Intrusion alarms also add peace of mind and a level of personal safety for your employees in three ways.  

  1. If you have an employee working early in the morning or late at night, outside of business hours, they have the assurance of being in the building alone. The alarm keypad requires a passcode and does not let anyone in without one.
  2. When working alone, the employee can arm the alarm in “home mode.” This keeps the perimeter zones active while bypassing the motion detectors. Employees can move freely about the facility while the perimeter is secured.
  3. Panic buttons can be placed anywhere in a facility: at reception desks, in individual offices, at cash registers, and more. In the event of intrusion, an employee can summon help within the building as well as from law enforcement at the push of a button.

A properly designed intrusion alarm system can do much more than intrusion detection. These systems also let you:

  • Monitor building temperature and get alerts if frozen pipes are a risk
  • Monitor and set temperature alerts in coolers and freezers
  • Detect moisture if a pipe bursts, a toilet overflows, a sump pump quits, etc.
  • Perform a variety of basic building automation tasks (lock and unlock doors, control lighting, control thermostat settings, and more)

When it comes to intrusions, video evidence is important in telling a story after the fact—but an intrusion alarm can deter criminals before they get into the building. Don’t overlook the unsung hero of the security world!

Contact Jeff at Time Management Systems for expert advice in designing your intrusion alarm system.

18 Oct 2017
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Why Long-Term Care Facilities Need TMS Attendance

Trying to keep up with your labor challenges while keeping day-to-day priorities in order? TMS Attendance can help! Our software ensures compliance, simplifies budget management, and optimizes staff compassion.

At Time Management Systems, we know that compliance is king—especially in long-term care organizations. From monitoring your census to ensuring proper staffing-to-care ratios, you’re following a lot of policies.

Most organizations still manage shift coverages with spreadsheets, which is time consuming, causes inaccurate data, and leads to low CMS ratings. Additionally, keeping an eye on employee certifications can be tedious. When not properly monitored, these inaccuracies and unmet certifications can lead to penalties and withhold an employee from working.

Our solution

Use our shift and schedule coverage software to stay on track, like a 28-day schedule that’s customized for your staff and ready for posting. This organizes the schedule by employee, showing days off and schedule transfers by job type.

Identify gaps in shift coverage, and then fill planned—and unplanned—absences quickly and easily. DONs, supervisors, and employees all benefit from the convenience and readability that our software provides.

All of this adds up to better absence management!

TMS Time & Attendance Software helps you:

  • Manage absences
  • Receive notification of unexpected absences (via dashboard or mobile device)
  • Find replacements based on preconfigured lists of eligible and qualified employees

You’ll have an accurate, 28-day schedule that meets compliance standards for staffing, alerts you of leave requests, and helps you view those requests against already-approved time off.

Save time and maintain compliance with shift and schedule coverage software from TMS. Call us today and see how our experts can help you!

14 Sep 2017
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Protect Your Business—the Smart Way

Too many businesses fall victim to employee theft. Protect your business with smart security solutions from Time Management Systems.

Even the smallest change can save money—or your entire business. Employee theft accounts for almost 43 percent of inventory shrinkage in retail, and 33 percent of business bankruptcies.

From professional consultations to completely updated security systems, Time Management Systems has what you need. Our experts will recommend the best security technology for your business, building, and schedule.

Then, our products ensure that anything you want protected stays that way.

  • Use controlled access for sensitive areas
  • Watch video from high-resolution security cameras—right on your phone or computer
  • Alert and dispatch law enforcement with intrusion alarms

Put your mind at ease when you put our products to work. Talk to us today, and we’ll help you get to a safer place!

14 Sep 2017
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Overtime Rule Appeal Dropped

The U.S. Justice Department announced on September 5 that it will not defend the Labor Department ruling for extended overtime benefits. The rule, which would increase the salary threshold that qualifies workers for overtime pay, has been on hold since November 2016.

The rule would have required employers to pay time-and-a-half wages to most salaried workers earning less than $47,476 per year. Such an increase would have affected more than four million workers, more than doubling the current overtime pay cutoff of $23,660.

Judge Amos Mazzant, who initially blocked the rule, stated that it “improperly focused on workers’ salaries rather than job descriptions.” The Restaurant Law Center, along with other affected groups and businesses, have stated that they will continue working with the Department of Labor to see that workable changes to the overtime rule are enacted.

14 Sep 2017

TMS Recognized for Top Sales Performance

Time Management Systems has been honored again for top sales performance and customer service. InfoTronics presented TMS with the second-place award for this year’s Dealer of the Year at the InfoTronics annual channel partner meeting.

“This means so much to us,” said Mindy Kroll, vice president of sales at TMS. “We have a great team dedicated to serving great customers, and we couldn’t have received this honor without them all.”

TMS has worked with InfoTronics, a national leader in time and attendance software development, since 1994. Together the groups provide time-saving solutions for businesses across all industries—including healthcare, education, manufacturing, and more.

“To us, this is more than an award,” said Kroll. “It’s a statement that, even though we’re smaller and more rural than most of the competition, our people make great things like this possible.”

About InfoTronics

InfoTronics, Inc. develops and provides time and attendance software solutions to organizations in North America. The company’s time and attendance solutions include human resource and payroll policies, workforce management, scheduling, benefit accruals, employee self service and kiosk, leave management, incidents and points, coverage budgets, and time and attendance reports.