Guard tour systems are essential tools for security operations and management. With a guard tour system guards can prove exactly when, specifically where and what they inspected at a location. A guard tour system log employee rounds in situations such as security guards patrolling property, technicians monitoring climate-controlled environments, and correctional officers checking prisoner living areas. Using a guard tour solution improves service quality, reduces liability and confirms productivity. It is an affordable and easy way to assist any business in managing round operations, fulfilling service contracts and creating an advantage to acquire new clientele.
Guard tour solutions are used in nearly any business environment that requires routine operations. It is utilized in a multitude of industries such as healthcare, universities, property management, utilities, hotels, transportation, malls, manufacturing, parking garages, condominiums, parks, jails and/or any site that can benefit from performance accountability.
Such systems have existed for many years using mechanical watchclock-based systems (watchman clocks/guard tour clocks/patrol clocks).
Modern systems are based on handheld data loggers and RFID sensors. The system provides a way to record the exact time the employee reaches certain points on their tour. Checkpoints or watchstations are generally placed at the extreme ends of the tour route and at critical points. Some systems are set so that the interval between stations is timed so if the employee fails to reach each point within a set time, other guards are dispatched to ensure the employee's well-being.