ZKTeco P160 Installed & Tested: Multi-Biometric Access Control & Time Attendance Terminal

ZKTeco P160 Installed and Tested in Our Office: Biometric Access
Control & Time Attendance Terminal Installation & Set-up

There are several reasons why we have selected ZKTeco P160 Bio Access Control and Time Attendance terminal to be installed in our office. And first of all is that it is touchless. That is why here we have a camera for hand palm recognition, making us be able to avoid touching at all, as our main entry criteria.


  • The maximum number of different hand palms that you can enroll in here reaches 600 hand palms.

Right below camera ther’s the opposite to touchless authentication – the fingerprint scanner. Where you can register as much as 3 000 different fingerprints. And the accuracy is quite high.

Continuing, the space around the scanner is a Mifare card reading area, and you put the card over it to get identified and get into the building. Here you can enroll as much as 10 000 different cards. Then there’s speaker to inform of a status, 2.8 inch. screen with time and data, which is here to report of the status as well, and the keypad for a password authentication and settings access and other operations.

In total we’ve got 4 authentication ways:

  • Hand Palm – 600;
  • Fingerprint – 3 000;
  • RFID access card – 10 000;
  • Passwords;

And this ZKTeco P160 can hold up to 100 000 records, gathered from all authentication attempts and all entry and out events with event time and person’s ID. Which is exactly what’s meant by the Biometric Access Control and Time Attendance Terminal. ZKTeco P160.


On the back we have ethernet cable in, that supports PoE feature, 12V Power in, next to it there’s RS-232 for a direct printer connection. And the area with terminals is the access control socket with AUX Input and 12V Power out, and there you can connect buttons, locks and alarm devices. On the opposite side we have a reset button and the USB2 port to export data with logs of events by the offline means.

Then we were installing it in our office so our employees could use it. First of all we marked out the location and drilled a hole in our drywall column, then we pushed the twisted pair cable through the gap between the roof and our ceiling. We are using a single cable to transfer the data and power the terminal at once, so we divide the cable cores, where a brown and blue pairs are responsible for power, and the orange and green lines make it able to transmit data.

Next we drilled a one more hole for the back plate then we are fastening it with dowels for the drywall, and we’re done. From now on our employees check in every time they come to work and every time they leave. This is how you deal with employees’ unpunctuality.



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