SOURCE: Intergis LLC

September 21, 2009 12:34 ET

Guardtrax Introduces Real-Time Security Personnel Monitoring and Management Technology That Tracks, Monitors and Manages Indoors and Out

GT2 Overcomes Existing Wand Limitations With GPS/RFID Handheld Unit That Increases Security Productivity, Safety and Cuts Security Costs

CRANFORD, NJ--(Marketwire - September 21, 2009) - GuardTrax today introduced the new "GT2," enabling security firms and corporate security managers to finally track, monitor and manage security personnel in real-time indoors and out. The new GT2 is being introduced at the ASIS International 2009 Show in Anaheim, California September 21-24, BOOTH 4176.

The GT2 Security Force Locator combines GPS and RFID functionality, enabling security personnel to scan specific interior and exterior checkpoint tags as well as facilitate real time location and position monitoring.

"GT2 overcomes the existing limitations of guard tour wands predominantly used in the security industry that don't provide real time tracking, reporting or management capabilities over the Internet," explains Mike Petty, vice president of GuardTrax sales, a product of Intergis, LLC. GT2, with its robust and diverse capabilities gives security firms compelling cost and operational justifications to advance into real time monitoring of security personnel with GuardTrax."

"The new GuardTrax device will greatly enhance Metro Protective Agency's ability to manage its security personnel, since administrators can monitor officers in real-time to identify and correct problems as they occur," states Aaron Thieriault, operations manager. "It also enables us to reduce management and supervision costs, since fewer personnel are now required."

CEO and President of Sun City Security Service, Inc., Dave Scepanski, concurs, adding that, "We have already benefitted from this state-of-the-art guard management solution and our clients will greatly benefit from its real-time RFID tracking capabilities." According to Scepanski, "Prior to using GuardTrax, data from each guard's tour wand was manually downloaded into the software program only after the shift was completed, and often times not until the next day. Our guard tour wands frequently crashed and were unreliable since they depended on guards to correctly touch checkpoints to record information."

Measuring approximately 2.5"x6", GT2 is slightly larger than the average cell phone and fits comfortably in a horizontal belt holster. Its rugged design, water-resistant case and lithium-poly battery make it a highly functional and durable device, lasting up to 24 hours without re-charge. The durable, ergonomic GT2 provides a number of extremely valuable features, enabling security personnel to carry a single device for guard tour and phone communication.

The GT2 has a panic button for instant distress calls and alert notifications to management. Also, security personnel can use GT2 to post activity status updates through a unique set of user input codes allowing supervisors and managers to monitor officer activity on the fly through their mobile phones. This new generation GuardTrax device is equipped with a motion sensor that will report if the device has remained in a motionless state for a pre-determined time period. The supervisor is immediately alerted if the guard hasn't moved and can make a phone call to the officer through the GT2. Each GT2 can call four operation critical telephone numbers (e.g. police, fire, supervisor or client contact).

The new device also has a non-keyed incident alert called the "geo-fence violation." If the device is taken in or out of a pre-defined area, it then sends a message to the GuardTrax server reporting that the device has entered or exited a defined area. All incidents and events reported through the GT2 after reaching the GuardTrax server can be relayed through SMS or emailed to any number of desired recipients.

"Regardless of a guards' location indoors or out, the GT2 provides the visibility you need to successfully manage your personnel and make informed decisions," said Jeffrey Cohen, CEO of Intergis. "Sleeping guards, abandoned posts and unproductive shifts are effectively eliminated by using the GuardTrax Security Force Locator."

Among the benefits of the GT2, security firms will immediately realize:

Improved Worker Productivity -- Remotely track and manage an entire roster of guards in real time, ensuring all job duties are being performed indoors and outdoors, without the need for onsite checks. GT2 eliminates sleeping guard syndrome, while protecting guards at every minute.

Reduced Costs -- Automated guard performance monitoring via the Internet reduces worker supervision requirements, resulting in decreased operational and labor costs.

More Accurate Timesheets and Billing Operations -- Automatically record shift start/stop times ensuring accurate employee compensation. Document shift begin and end times, when breaks are taken and specific security related events for accurate reporting and client billing.

Decreased Risk -- Pinpointing a guard's location at the time of an incident and documenting movement in real time reduces liability, risk and ensures guard safety.

Enhanced Customer Service -- Increased accuracy in billing combined with proof of guard tours and a wide range of reporting capabilities increases customer service and reputation for providers of security services.

GT2 is leased on a monthly basis with pricing based on quantity. Until January 2010, GuardTrax will give a $100 credit towards purchase of a GT2 in exchange for any security "wand" RFID only device. For a demo, please visit www.guardtrax.com/.

About Intergis

Intergis is a leading single-source provider of mobile resource management and logistics solutions for small, medium and large businesses in a variety of industries. Intergis solutions perform as promised by integrating GPS tracking and navigation technology with scheduling route optimization, personnel and asset tracking applications. Intergis helps customers quickly garner operational efficiencies and measurable results demonstrating productivity enhancement cost, control minimized risk as well as increased security and customer satisfaction. For more information, visit www.intergis.com.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Andrew Lavin
    A. Lavin Communications
    212.290.9540
    Cell at ASIS 516-353-2505
    alc@alavin.com

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