Securing Assets Against Unauthorized Movements
There are many ways to blend tracking and security technologies to both streamline operations and also to minimize errors or shrinkage. RFID antennas can be placed at dock doors and exits to detect items approaching exit points that trigger database software lookups to ensure that the items are authorized for removal. Flashing lights, alarms and video cameras are automatically triggered in case of alert events.
When tracking and security technologies are blended together, they create an optimized tracking solution architecture that enhances both tracking capabilities and security measures. Here are some key aspects of how these technologies blend for an optimized tracking solution architecture:
Few organizations have the ability to track items and people at exits, choke-points or real-time, nor have the ability to trigger security alerts if people and/or items approach an exit point or secure area of operations that are restricted to the person or the item.
The TrackerIoT software platform establishes User and Group profiles, and business rules for the items and staff within an organization. Tracking technologies identify the movements and current location of staff and assets, with automated intelligent security through software, email, SMS, alarm, flashing light and video camera alerts.
For tracking and security to work, software has to continually ingest tracking data, and execute analytics of the item and person data detected to apply security protocols. Each person is assigned personal credentials and can be assigned to groups for notifications, alerts and messaging. Each item is defined based on the sensitivity or value of the item. Business rules and analytics trigger security devices and security responses.
Personnel, assets and equipment can be equipped with UHF RFID or long-range tracking tags to provide zonal or real-time tracking of locations, overlayed by security business rules defined in the command center software. Tracking can be short-range at a doorway, elevator, stairwell or exit, and can be long-range across entire indoor and outdoor work areas. As people and items move, the system provides real-time analytics to identify and trigger security events and responses.
Security alerts can be internal to indoor and outdoor work areas, and can be global via SMS messaging to worker and vehicle phones and tablets. Horns and light alerts can be placed at any choke-point to provide audible and visual alerts that are triggered based on business rules. Recorded messages can be broadcasted corresponding to the security breach. Video cameras can use intelligence to identify security events and sync to tracking device time/date stamps.
TrackingSystemsIoT experience includes 30+ years delivering tracking systems and 18+ years delivering RFID and long-range tracking and security solutions. The TrackerIoT software platform is designed based on inputs and specifications provided by our global commercial and government clients, and is rapidly configurable for each new customer’s exacting requirements. TrackerIoT supports global leading tracking and security technologies and delivers turnkey solutions including software, tracking devices, security hardware, labels and tags, professional services, installations and ongoing support.
The tracking solution architecture should also incorporate compliance and audit trail mechanisms. This ensures that tracking activities are logged, recorded, and made available for auditing purposes. Compliance with regulatory requirements and industry standards adds an extra layer of security and accountability to the tracking solution.