WISER RRLT enables virtual security zoning that reduces costs and increases safety wherever implemented. Because WISER uses a mobile mesh to accomplish this, security zones can be adjusted without any physical changes to a facility. This allows customers to flexibly manage restricted areas, hazardous spaces, and other zoning issues.
Highly secure locations like nuclear plants require careful controls for who goes where. Locks and security clearance checkpoints can accomplish this, but this is cumbersome, expensive, inflexible, and still might not prevent safety issues. WISER RRLT mitigates these issues by creating virtual zones that can be adjusted at will.
On-site staff, contractors, and visitors are given security badges equipped with WISER Tracker Tags. These tags are tracked in real time, and their coordinates are overlaid on a facility map or floorplan. Now, site managers can be notified immediately if anyone enters an unsafe or restricted zone. Site managers can also establish virtual perimeters over a map or floorplan. Using WISER’s REST API or other software integration, customers can translate perimeter violations into customized, real-time alerts. For instance, if a worker crosses into a dangerous zone, he or she could be instantaneously warned, or if a contractor or visitor enters a restricted zone, immediate alerts could be sent to site management or security.
Custom software integration also allows for specific roles to be created with unique access. For example, security roles could be given wide access to zones and tracking data; maintenance professionals could be granted access to locations that are dangerous for untrained personnel; contractor access could be limited by time and place. All of this can be autonomously controlled and customized for the specific facility.
This use of WISER’s Locator system facilitates heightened worker safety, increased security, and improved flexibility--such as allowing customers to create virtual perimeters around or within open areas, or to open an area one week and restrict it the next without any physical or infrastructural changes. It also reduces monitoring costs. Furthermore, WISER’s mesh network approach to RTLS and zoning is unique in its ability to perform and scale in cluttered, metallic environments or spaces with high levels of interference, such as power generation facilities or hazardous industrial settings.