How biometrics can give construction the edge

How can biometric time and attendance systems bring significant benefits to businesses involved in construction?



The rise if AI and biometrics in surveillance technology worldwide

Artificial intelligence is rapidly being adopted around the world. The most controversial area is the use of AI surveillance tools to monitor and track people. Some schemes are lawful, others clearly violate human rights, and many fall somewhere in the middle, in murky ground. As the market for professional video surveillance is expected to grow from $18.2 billion in 2018 to $19.9 billion this year, AI isn’t going to go away anytime soon.


Manufacturing food and drink is big business in the UK. In 2018 the sector contributed 28.8bn to the economy – the sector is bigger than the automotive & aerospace sectors combined. There are over 30 different sub-sectors ranging from bakeries to gin manufacture through to meat processing and animal feed. All these businesses need a robust security strategy to balance safety, reliability and accuracy. But where do business begin to integrate biometrics, and what benefits does it offer?

Will biometrics see the end of identity documentation

Fingerprint readers, facial recognition and iris scans are commonplace on smartphones. We use them every day to control access and authenticate our identity. From digital security to border security, employee ID to national ID, and prison security to airport security, biometric identification is growing rapidly. Since biometrics are an intrinsic part of each human, they are fuelling a growing trend to replace encryption keys, passwords or codes for digital identification and authentication. In this post, we explore whether biometrics will end the use of identity documents?

Why remote working might be the best way to work

The world is digitising at break-neck speed. Recent research by IBM suggests 75% of millennials are now comfortable using biometric technology - be it fingerprint logins on our smartphones, facial recognition when we pass through the airport, or biometric-enabled payment methods. Businesses of all sizes are using biometrics to streamline their operations. Let’s have a look at what they have to offer companies who enable their employees to work remotely.


We interviewed our Director Nick Burke and asked him why he joined the Almas team, what he feels the core values of the business are and where he sees the business going in the next five years. Read on to find out more!

InnDe George and Aaron

George Smithies and Aaron Vousden are two passionate and ambitious Civil Engineers, turned entrepreneurs from Pembrokeshire, South Wales and Anglesey, North Wales respectively. Both are graduates from Cardiff University and share a joint passion to revolutionise the construction industry through their digital platform innDex, helping bring automation and transparency to the forefront of construction.

How care in Japan is leading the world

Japan has long been known for its widespread respect for its seniors and a powerful sense of obligation to care for them. The involvement and responsibility of family members in care were even formally embodied in the “Japanese style welfare state”. Great uncertainty surrounds the future of social care in the UK. What can we learn from other countries when it comes to the provision of social care?


Many people were worried about the new regulations when they first came out. Yet they are really little different from the requirements that were previously in place with regards to CCTV operation. Have you made sure that your CCTV signage is compliant with GDPR regulations? Do you understand what the CCTV signage regulations are and how to best implement them? Read on to find out more.