A smart biometric time clock – no apps needed!

With biometric facial recognition, employee hours are accurate and verified. Eliminate buddy punching and excuses. Collect employee hours for payroll using the SmartBarrel device and assign cost codes for job costing purposes with a direct feed into your existing ERP and payroll solutions.

The most intelligent and easy-to-use time clock for subcontractors

Improve your construction labor management efficiency while cutting costs at the same time. Take advantage of SmartBarrel’s time and attendance tracking features to manage time cards easier and monitor your site from anywhere. It's an intuitive time clock, with no need to download a separate app.

Hassle-free construction labor tracking

Keep track of labor without the headache and get accurate costs against jobs. You can track union and wage codes, certified payroll jobs, split shifts across multiple phase codes, and ensure that all employees are wearing their safety gear.

Designed for every job site

Get rid of paper and pen methods and apps that just don't work with the most user friendly solution for both the office and the field. Don’t let technology be a roadblock – SmartBarrel is a solution that all employees will get behind, syncing and working in tandem with other subcontractor project management software as needed.

Automated construction daily logs

Thanks to SmartBarrel biometric time clock and its intuitive SMS communication feature, daily logs are automatically created and populated with hours worked, weather data, work performed, and safety incidents, all readily available at your convenience. With dashboard access, you can monitor employee hours even when you’re not on-site.

Verified clock-ins and clock-outs

Workers hours are verified with biometric facial verification and geo-fencing technology to prevent time fraud or inaccuracies. Eliminate buddy punching, ghost punching, and excuses.

Advanced timesheets

Timesheets are detailed with crucial information, including hours worked, PPE scans, and cost code tracking.

ERP & payroll integrations

The SmartBarrel device integrates with existing ERP and payroll solutions so that you can access information all in the same location.

Everything you need from the best construction software for subcontractors

Round Up

Automatically adjust all punches to the closest 15th or 30th-minute interval so hours for workers checking in early or late become easier to calculate.

Automatic Break

A shift break calculator informs workers when it’s time to take a break based on manual adjustments and state-mandated laws.


Tag the shifts with as many variables as you want. Track phases, floors, prevailing wages, or any other flags needed for shifts.

Payment Profiles

Build your own business logic rules into a user-friendly dashboard.

Workers Documents

All worker documents are centralized in one location, providing you with easy access.

SMS Communication

Alert, notify, or request information from your workers using the power of SMS messaging.

Subcontractors who benefit from SmartBarrel

"SmartBarrel gave us a solution that is very easy for our crew to use, and we can manage it from the office; that’s the number one advantage I see."

Vivian Jimenez
JGR Construction

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Frequently Asked Questions

SmartBarrel is the perfect fit for every job site due to its versatility and high customizability. The box integrates with various programs and existing subcontractor management software, making it a great option all around.

The SmartBarrel device is easy to set up, powered by a solar panel that we can provide if your job site lacks an energy source. It’s as simple as plugging it in and optimizing it as needed, syncing seamlessly with construction management software for subcontractors.

We’ve designed the employee clock-in process to be as simple as possible so you can get a buy-in from all employees. All the employee needs to do is enter their phone number or scan a fob, and the SmartBarrel device will take their picture. Just like that, the employee is clocked in! They’ll get an SMS sent to their phone to let them know they’re clocked in.

There’s no need to upload employee pictures with SmartBarrel. We use machine learning technology so our device will recognize the employee’s identity instantly and sync with existing subcontractor management software.

Yes, absolutely! PPE verification is actually a feature that the SmartBarrel device offers. It tracks and will show you if employees are wearing their PPE and masks for safety purposes.

The SmartBarrel device can sync with other construction management software for subcontractors, including your existing ERP solution. You can also upload employee information via an Excel spreadsheet.

Numerous employee timecard reports will be available for you to access, including (but not limited to): 

  • Daily project timesheet
  • Worker timesheet
  • Company weekly timesheet
  • Cost code report
  • Project weekly timesheet
  • Employee time card

The SmartBarrel device put round-up rules in place, so employee clock-ins will automatically round up to the 15th or 30th-minute interval. The employee will also receive an SMS letting them know that the clock-in time has been rounded.

Yes, of course. The SmartBarrel device can sync with your subcontractor management software, including your ERP solution or Procore, so all cost codes will already be there. You can even upload them via Excel.

Yes, you can easily split an employee’s time across multiple cost items!

Yes, on the project dashboard, a superintendent or field foreman can go in and assign cost codes against an employee’s hours in real-time. These can flow through for approval by the project manager or payroll manager. The SmartBarrel device also abides by a roll-forward rule, in which the cost codes will default to the one used the day before until they are changed.

Yes, you can easily split an employee’s time across multiple cost items.

Yes, you can apply automatic lunch break rules and can also set up a notification to remind employees to take a lunch break.

Subcontractor software helps office employees (i.e., accounting, payroll, the CFO) and field employees (i.e., project managers, superintendents, the COO) automate and organize their tasks to work smarter, faster, and more efficiently. Project tracking, labor usage monitoring, and document management are key components in subcontractor software.

To choose the best subcontractor project management software, it’s best to shop around and check reviews from those who are experienced in the field. Know what to prioritize and consider how certain features will benefit workers.

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