February 2011 – Midlands based Bconnected, innovators in wireless tracking and monitoring technology, have been awarded the contract to supply Brooknight with its Itrac monitoring system. Brooknight, a leading UK security company, is using Bconnected’s Itrac wireless tracking system to monitor all its manned guarding operations. The system uses biometric identification via wall-mounted fingerprint readers to monitor guard time and attendance relaying data in real time via GPRS mobile cellular networks.
Jim Moyes, managing director of Brooknight said, “ We looked at a number of systems and chose Itrac for its ability to monitor staff in real-time on remote sites that had no network infrastructure. The result of deploying the Itrac system has resulted in improved guard management and safety, increased response times and a reduction in potential exposure on protected sites. Following successful trials we are rolling out the system and now have over 50 sites using Itrac throughout the UK. Manned guarding is an extremely competitive and cost driven market. To stay at the forefront and maintain our competitive edge, we must add value wherever possible. We are now able to provide our clients with complete visibility and guarantee all guarding activity through this easy to deploy biometric wireless monitoring system.”
Itrac is particularly beneficial where security personnel are working alone, or where there are larger teams on complex assignments with regular patrols to make. Itrac delivers instant alert notifications if a patrol is missed, or if a team member is unexpectedly absent. Full audit reports are provided in a clear format via web access 24/7 allowing investigation and follow up afterwards. Security officers are identified biometrically using fingerprint scanners, authenticating a unique identity of the individual, the location and time stamp. Each time a security officer logs on data is uploaded via GPRS and processed instantly at the Itrac data centre. Alerts and warnings messages can be sent if pre-defined activity does not take place and data can be viewed in real time on a secure customer portal.
Itrac is extremely flexible, reports can be tailored and formatted to meet each client’s specific needs and can be accessed on any internet-enabled device, PC or laptop, or as a printed, faxed or emailed report. The reports show, at any point, exactly how the security team is performing.
“The Itrac system offers important benefits for health & safety, time and attendance and service level delivery,” added Bconnected MD, Darren Marsh. “This development goes far beyond the traditional guard tour formula and gives real-time control, and reassurance, to both security managers and contract companies.”
For further information please visit www.bconnected.co.uk, telephone 08440 502040 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in the West Midlands, Bconnected is an innovative, forward thinking Technology Company that specialises in delivering leading edge GSM/GPRS tracking and monitoring solutions. The company has developed a range of products & services with the ability to transform the way in which organisations manage the movement & whereabouts of their people. The company is committed to working with clients to deliver solutions that truly maximise their efficiencies, ultimately saving time & money.
Established in 1994 and head-quartered in Edenbridge, Kent, Brooknight is a leading provider of integrated security solutions that include manned guarding, cctv, access control, intruder alarms, remote monitoring and consultancy services. The company has an extensive client base in retail, local authority and leisure sectors and is committed to deploying innovative technology to meet the requirements of its clients’ evolving security requirements.