Monitoring when and who accesses your remote locations are becoming increasingly important to protecting your business against theft and vandalism.
RFID access control systems can be used together with traditional locks, or in place of traditional locks to provide each facility with the optimal level of protection. By tracking when the door is opened, and the ID badge of who opened it you can be alerted to situations where someone, especially someone without an ID badge, enters the facility so that appropriate actions can be taken.
From protecting water treatment facilities or Telecom connection points to your ranch gates and storage buildings, RFID can put you in remote control of your points of access, assets, and liabilities.
Protecting your inventory and tools at remote facilities can be done in many ways including both active and passive monitoring.
Active monitoring would constantly check which items it records at the facility and report abnormalities. This is far more accurate and more difficult to evade but also requires professional installation and tuning due to its complexity. There is also a higher investment for this level of protection.
Passive monitoring relies on manual scanning of tags or the detection of tags through gateways or portals. Therefore, it is inherently less accurate, but it also enables a simpler, cost effective configuration when compared to an active monitoring solution.
Accidents on remote sites provide an especially challenging situation since help may not be immediately available. Alerts driven by an active RFID system including distress badges or key fobs enable remote employees to alert others if they are threatened or require assistance.
433 MHz active RFID systems work through concrete walls, steel, and even water up to a range of 2 kilometers (1.24 miles) depending on the antennas and beacon at a consistent rate. They can also be configured to trigger alerts if movement stops, indicating the employee has a serious medical emergency.