A guard tour system is a system for logging the patrols of employees in a variety of situations. It helps ensure that the employee makes his or her appointed rounds at the correct intervals and can offer a virtually indisputable record for legal or insurance reasons. Essentially, the system provides a means to record the time when the employee reaches certain important points on their tour. A guard tour system consists of a reader, a usb cable, RFID tags, guard ID card and the software.
The employee carries a reader which is activated at each checkpoint. The checkpoints can consist of proximity microchips such as RFIDs Tags. During the patrol the reader stores the serial number of the checkpoint with the date and the time. Once completed, the information is downloaded from the reader into a computer where the checkpoint's serial number will have an assigned location (i.e. North Door, Cell Number 1, etc.). The reader can also be programmed to ignore duplicate checkpoint activations that occur sequentially or within a certain time period. Computer software used to compile the data from the reader can print out reports that pinpoint the missed checkpoints or patrols. Then the administrator doesn't have to review all the data collected