SourceSecurity: How can real-time location systems protect assets and people in an emergency?


Today’s threat landscape is bigger and more broad than ever before, with an increasing number of emerging risks falling on the shoulders of security professionals in a variety of markets. Many of these leaders face the growing concerns of finding efficient, integrated solutions that provide protection from threats, but also can be used in everyday communications to streamline operations, provide access control, and automate workflow.

One way today’s enterprise organizations, cities and campuses tackle the pressures of being prepared at any moment is by implementing solutions that utilize real-time location systems (RTLS). RTLS is used to automatically identify and track the location of objects or people in real time, usually within a building or other areas; like GPS but indoors. While GPS is able to track vehicles as they move across the globe, it is unable to track hundreds, or even thousands of devices in a fixed space, especially indoors. This is where RTLS comes in. RTLS has the ability to read wireless devices automatically and continuously, making it a more ideal fit for security purposes.

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PinPoint Initiative Debuts Emergency Management and Asset Protection Platform During ISC West 2017

Company to offer open and one-on-one demonstrations of complete enterprise solution

LAS VEGAS, March 30, 2017PinPoint Initiative, creator of the market’s first emergency management and asset protection solution built on real-time location system (RTLS) technology, announced today it will debut its situation management solution during the 2017 ISC West Conference and Expo, April 5-7, in Las Vegas. PinPoint will host two open demonstrations at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in Bassano Room #2806 to showcase its comprehensive and effective situational management platform.

PinPoint is designed to locate, identify and interact with all stakeholders within an organization for both routine, everyday communications and emergency notifications in the event of an incident. The platform takes an inside-out approach to security management, focusing first on open space monitoring of the individuals and assets within a location then coordinating with the physical security infrastructure to provide a more comprehensive and effective situational management solution. PinPoint features a modular system that has the flexibility to configure to an organization’s unique needs.

“PinPoint is easily adopted, highly adaptable and simple to use, allowing today’s enterprise organizations and educational campuses – and many others in between – to realize the benefits of connectivity and communication,” said Jana Rankin, CEO and Founder, PinPoint Initiative. “PinPoint maximizes investment by easily integrating with existing security systems to improve situational awareness and response. We are excited to join our colleagues at ISC West this year, and hope to introduce a number of stakeholders to the PinPoint platform.”

Through an organization’s in-house Wi-Fi, PinPoint utilizes real-time location system (RTLS) technology for tracking and visitor management services so that organizations instantly know where every person is within a global footprint and can engage with all stakeholders using two-way communication. The system uses standardized communication protocols allowing devices to exchange messages, define incidents and manage the flow of users throughout a physical environment. PinPoint is ideal for a number of markets, including education, government, hospitals, transportation and entertainment venues to streamline communication and optimize business processes.

Register for an open demonstration at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 5, in Bassano 2806 (in the Sands Expo Center just off the show floor), or set up a one-on-one meeting with the PinPoint team during the show.

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PinPoint Initiative is the market’s first emergency management and asset protection solution built on real-time location services (RTLS) technology. The platform is designed to provide two-way communication and analytics in corrdination with existing physical security systems, including access control, video surveillance, intercoms, intrusion and emergency management systems. PinPoint is ideal for educational facilities, enterprise organizations, transportation, healthcare, government entities and entertainment venues. The company is based in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter @PinPointinit. 

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