The rugged TimePilot Extreme is designed for outdoor use, although it can be used inside, too. It commonly would be used at construction sites, where the weatherproof clock can be exposed to the elements. The clock is locked down to prevent theft, but can be moved easily to another site when necessary.
Here's how it works:
The clock is mounted and locked using the steel mounting plate and padlock.
Each employee is issued an iButton and uses it to clock in and out. The clock's memory holds all clock-in and clock-out data.
When the supervisor wants to collect the data, he unlocks the padlock, inserts the included USB drive into the bottom of the clock and taps a special Management iButton to one of the iButton probes. The clock then recognizes the supervisor and downloads its data to the drive. The data is protected from unauthorized access, because the clock won't download data unless you tap the Management iButton to it. The supervisor repeats this process with any other Extreme timeclocks he owns.
The supervisor then plugs the USB drive into the computer running the TimePilot Extreme software. The software will import the data into the TimePilot database or e-mail it to another location for payroll processing.