How to use the ZK Teco Silkbio-101TC Punch Device

Using the SilkBio-101TC Punch Device

Accessing the Main Menu

  1. Press M/OK on the device.
  2. Enter the User ID (this is determined via ZK Small Business Software).
  3. Select type of authentication method to use (Passcode, Face, Fingerprint).



  4. Once logged in, you will be taken to the main menu. Select the User Mgt. icon and press OK.



Communication Settings Sub-Menu

  1. After logging in to the main menu, select the COMM. icon and press OK.



  2. This will open the following sub-menu:



  3. Select 'Ethernet' and press OK. This will take you to the Ethernet profile.
    1. You can edit the IP Address, Subnet Mask, Gateway, DNS, TCP COMM.Port from here.
      1. It is recommended to keep DHCP switched off and assign the device with a static IP address


User Management Sub-Menu

To access User Management menu to check that the users have been pushed from ZKTime Small Business to the punch device, press on the User Mgt. icon on the main menu. This menu gives you 3 options: New User, All Users, and Display Style.
  1. New User: select this to add a new user. (Note: This is not recommended, as users must always be created from the ZK Small Business software and pushed to the punch device.)



  2. All Users: select this menu to check the details of all the users synced on the device.



Enrol an Employee's Biometrics

  1. Select the employee you wish to enrol biometrics to by using the up or down arrow on the device keypad
  2. Press OK and you will be prompted with 'Edit' and 'Delete' options.
  3. Press 'Edit' to access the employee's settings.



  4. Here you will be able to makes changes to the user's role (normally this is done from ZKTime Small Business), as well as enrol face and fingerprint biometrics or even set a passcode.



    1. Enrolling a user's fingerprint biometrics:
      1. Select 'Fingerprint' and press OK.
      2. Select the finger to be enrolled by pressing the corresponding number on the device keypad.



      3. Scan the selected finger 3 times to enrol it in the system.



    2. Enrolling a user's facial biometrics:
      1. In the 'Edit User' menu, select 'Face' and press OK.



      2. Look at the device, making sure to follow the instructions on the screen.



  1. Delete Option: by selecting the 'Delete' option in the User menu, you will be taken to the Delete sub-menu. From here, you can:
    1. Delete the user from the device (this will not delete the user from the database).
    2. Delete any information or biometrics set for the selected user.


It is best to delete the user from all devices using the ZKTime Small Business option Delete employee data. This will delete all details of the employee from all the punch devices at once. You must then delete the user in ZKTime Small Business by going to Staff Management > Staff.
1. You can check if facial and fingerprint biometrics are enrolled via the Edit User sub-menu. In the below example, you can see both the face and one fingerprint have been enrolled for this user.



2. If a user profile has only one biometric saved, selecting Delete for that biometric will prompt the warning: 'User has no data enrolled, continue to delete?' with the options of OK and Cancel. Pressing OK will delete the biometric data.


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