A guard tour system is an essential tool which enables to monitor if people assigned to a tour patrol task are completing their duties on time and at their correct locations. In summary the system makes it possible to know where and when the patrols were made.
It works by installing a series of RFID Tags (each with its own unique global identification number) along patrol routes and having patrol personnel perform readings on the tags using a hand held reader. The recorded tag numbers along with each associated time stamps are later uploaded via communication adapters to computers for processing and verification. The results are displayed on the screen, printed or emailed so that managers can review at once job performance data of the patrolling personnel (attendance, locations patrolled, timeliness, incidents and etc).
The software was designed to be very user friendly and also very powerful, enabling the user to create multiple reports including a Graphical Map report.
Even though a guard tour system is mostly used and known in the security field it actually can greatly enhance performance in several areas such as:
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is an automatic identification method, relying on storing and remotely retrieving data using devices called RFID tags or transponders. An RFID tag is an object that can be attached to or incorporated into a product, animal, or person for the purpose of identification using radio waves. Chip-based RFID tags contain silicon chips and antennas. Passive tags require no internal power source, whereas active tags require a power source.
RFID cards are also known as "proximity", "proxy" or "contactless cards" and come in three general varieties: passive, semi-passive (also known as semi-active), or active. ProxiGuard uses passive cards of.
Passive RFID tags have no internal power supply. The minute electrical current induced in the antenna by the incoming radio frequency signal provides just enough power for the CMOS integrated circuit in the tag to power up and transmit a response.
ProxiGuard uses EM type of cards with low frequency of 125Khz.
Source for RFID information: WIKIPEDIA
COMPLETE STARTING KITS
1 PG-2002S or PG-2002F Reader