Spot-r, made by Triax Technologies, is a hardware and software solution for employee tracking and safety. It combines a pager-style clip with a proprietary wireless mesh network to communicate hazards, evacuation notices, and locate who is on the site and where. The company recently announced the addition of access control to their Spot-r platform.
Access control is extremely important on high security sites across the country. Many contractors now are using RFID enabled ID badges and scanners to make sure workers are authorized to be there. With the addition of access control, Spot-r could potentially replace the need for RFID-enabled ID badges for those already on the Triax system.
For example, the wearable Spot-r clip would “speak” with the turnstiles on-site and only open for those authorized.
In addition to simply physically controlling access, the Spot-r software side will also be able to track the certifications and trainings that each worker has received.
“Ensuring that only authorized people are on the jobsite is not only critical for security and safety but also for compliance,” said Pete Schermerhorn, president and CEO, Triax Technologies, in a press release. “For example, New York contractors need to ensure that workers have OSHA 30 training to comply with Local Law 196 or face stiff fines. The Spot-r Clip gives construction managers this certification information as soon as workers enter the site. It also helps to maintain security when work is taking place in public settings, like hospitals, schools, classified sites and other locations where day-to-day activities are in progress. By integrating access control with Triax’s proprietary network and wearable clip, contractors can not only control site entry and exit, but also monitor worker locations, providing peace of mind in these sensitive and secure environments.”
This addition may not be a solution for most construction sites, as only a small minority of projects require the security of physical access control, but where tracking and compliance are a strong issue, those contractors could benefit from this solution.