employees and facilities in the field is a major challenge for
companies. Are the employees doing their job and doing it
efficiently? How do managers monitor them without expensive constant
surveillance or time consuming reporting mechanisms? Are your remote
assets being properly secured? Are you experiencing loss of
service, product or cash?
We have developed a complete system for access control, work management, activity tracking and data capture/reporting. The system components are: central controller, electronic keys, electronic locks, software management system and Internet enabled communications. The keys are managed and the data collected by the Internet connected ControlVault™. The keys can not be logged out from the system without the knowledge of a pin or the use of a biometric. Only when the keys are issued are they activated and given an expiration date. This provides the security of an electronic credential with the familiarity of a physical key. The locks are drop in replacements for existing mechanical locks and the keys resemble and operate as normal keys. Each time a key is used it generates data on when and where it was used. This data can be used to track the activities of field personnel. These data points are gathered in the ControlVault™ data base to develop models for activity that is used by management to measure and increase the productivity of the workers.
Our first applications are the Vending, Utility and the Cable TV industries. Each morning when the service people identify themselves on the touch screen ControlVault™ the system checks their schedule and programs the key to operate the locks on their assigned route. At the end of the day the key is returned to the ControlVault™ where it transfers a log of activities to the data base. Gaps in activity, unauthorized attempts and other events can trigger an email or text message to a manager. This activity can also be "mined" for information on trends, comparison of worker's productivity, and other measures that you can use to measure and improve efficiency of your procedures and peope.
system does not require expensive radio or cell phone monitoring or
elaborate field equipment. No additional duties or paperwork are
required of the field employee. The data is available to the
manager via a secure server on the network and events can inform him
automatically via email or text messaging.