FlexClock Z-Series Z18FlexClock is a feature-rich timekeeping solution that offers employers a wide variety of valuable labor management technologies through a series of practical timekeeping devices.

The FlexClock Z18 delivers superior value and features with its integration of timekeeping and universal proximity badge card access. It connects to the Web in near real-time (Ethernet) and offers additional value in its ability to support a “bell chime” and biometric employee identification with PrintReader.

Product Overview

Punch Data Collection — Collecting employee punches with the Z18 is primarily accomplished through the use of a proximity badge card, but can also easily be done through the entry of an employee PIN code if a proximity badge has not yet been assigned or is temporarily unavailable.


FlexClock Z18 offers a variety of unique features to help employers effectively maintain a work force. Key features include:

  • Universal proximity badge support (Wiegand)
  • Ethernet data connectivity
  • Bell “chime” support (sold separately)
  • Biometric add-on support (sold separately)

Note: Z18 requires professional-grade installation.

Connectivity — The Z18 connects to the Web to send employee data for online editing exclusively through a near real -time Ethernet connection, also commonly referred to as “digital,” Internet-based, or IP based. Punches are sent continuously throughout the day as employees clock in/out for immediate supervisory editing and reporting. To minimize the time spent by employees at the clock, “background” punch transmission permits employees to clock in/out as punches are sent simultaneously to the server.

Features Specifics

Bell “Chime” Support
Add a bell “chime” or bell accessory to your time clock. The Z18 supports the use of a third-party bell for environments that require this form of audible communication from the clock.

Professional Installation — Wall Mount
The Z18 is a wall-mounted unit that requires a “fixed mounting,” with its wiring and connections concealed behind the wall. As such, the Z18 requires professional- grade installation from an electrician, “handy man,” or qualified technician.

“Best Fit for the Z18” – Practical Application

The FlexClock Z18 is primarily chosen by employers for its universal proximity badge support allowing for the integration of a time clock with the building’s existing proximity system. Employees can then use their existing badge card to also clock in/out throughout the workday. The unit also supports the addition of a bell accessory and/or biometric PrintReader; however, because professional-grade installation is required, this unit would not be recommended for biometric employee verification alone.

For organizations with an existing proximity system that supports a “Mango” proximity card, the FlexClock Z11 is recommended due to installation requirements. (Note: The Z11 does not support a bell function or biometric PrintReader.)

The Z18 is an ideal and affordable fit for organizations in need of universal proximity badge support and bell “chime” support.

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