Since November 2009, RealTime DC have been marketing the Real-Link proof of attendance solution to the security industry with great success in being an effective security patrols system. Real-Link is a real-time proof of attendance system that uses Near Field Communication (NFC) and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID technology).
Using a NFC enabled mobile phone, an employee needs to only touch a pre-positioned tag point to prove where they have been and when. Using GPRS the data is sent back to the server immediately, enabling managers to view this in real-time via a web based log-in.
This functionality is proving to be extremely useful for security patrols systems. They place RFID tags at certain points around static and mobile sites and the security guard is equipped with the NFC phone. When he is patrolling, he simply touches the tag with the phone to prove he has been there. This is great for security companies to ensure that their guards are doing the job they should be, but also as proof to their clients of the service they are providing.
Real-Link also has other functionality that is ideal for security patrols systems. As well as transmitting basic information about where the guard has been and when, the system can also enable the guard to record information at the touch of a button on the phone. Information such as if the site is secure or insecure, if there is a broken window, a fire and a whole lot of other information can be recorded whilst on site. This not only removes the need to fill in paper forms on site but also enables a supervisor or control room to see this information immediately.
Within the last couple of years Real-Link evolved and new features were added which are proven to be beneficial for security guards. One of these feature is the attendance alert module which enables a text message or email to be sent if a patrol is missed. This is a great tool to help with lone worker protection as you will know instantly if a patrol is missed and can try to contact the guard to check that everything is alright.
A number of security companies have already started using Real-Link and are able to see the benefits immediately. If you would like a no-obligation demonstration of Real-Link security patrols system and you want to find out more about the different functionalities please don’t hesitate to contact us.