Unique Direction-of-Travel Detection combined with advanced RTLS yields unprecedented reliability and safety

Vancouver, BC – October 26, 2012

Guard RFID Solutions Inc., an industry leader in 433MHz Active RFID technology has announced the general release of its Evacuation Monitoring and Personnel Accountability solution. The system is designed to assist in complying with OSHA 1910-38(c)(4) regulations by accurately detecting and locating personnel present within a building during an evacuation event. The GuardRFID ST-series Staff Tags enable enhanced functions such as Man Down Detection, Duress Alarms, and bi-directional communication allowing transmission of coded signals to the tag wearer including acknowledgement that a duress alarm has been received by security personnel.

“We believe that our solution is the most powerful tool available in the market for visibility of personnel during an evacuation event”, said Zahir Abji, GuardRFID’s President and CEO. “We designed the system with input from a global Fortune 500 company, and several similarly prominent organizations are either testing the system or are highly interested in acquiring it. These companies have tried other technologies such as passive RFID and SMS using cellphones, but none have come close to matching the reliability and functionality of our solution.”

GuardRFID combines Long Range, Proximity, and Direction-of-Travel Detection real time location technologies to positively identify whether tagged personnel enter or exit a building, and to detect their presence and location in real-time when inside the building. The active RFID Staff Tags also eliminate the information accuracy problems associated with card-swipe or proximity card systems that cannot detect multiple personnel entering as a group or have to exit as quickly as possible during an event. The GuardRFID system also delivers maximum return on investment because the infrastructure can be used for multiple business solutions including Visitor Management, and Asset Tracking and Security.

About Guard RFID Solutions, Inc.

Guard RFID Solutions, Inc. develops Active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies and products for Healthcare, Industrial, and Enterprise applications. Guard RFID Solutions, Inc.’s products can accurately track and locate equipment, materials, and people for enhanced automation, workflow, monitoring, and security solutions—all on one flexible platform. Guard RFID Solutions, Inc. is federally incorporated in Canada, with its head office in British Columbia and its sales office in Chicago, IL.

GuardRFID Contact: 
Zahir Abji, President and CEO