What is CheckPoint?
Part of our market leading S3 product range, CheckPoint is an innovative new product designed for personnel location and tracking, comprising static CheckPoint Readers and personnel carried ID tags.
As well as providing location awareness for personnel, the system can also be used for tracking assets.
The system uses highly reliable, low risk RFID technology proven in use by S3 ID over many years. The accuracy of the system is dependant on the number of CheckPoint Readers deployed and the location strategy. On most plants the ability to know in which area (or Zone) personnel are located is the overriding functional requirement.
CheckPoint has been designed to work almost anywhere, but the product has been specifically designed for use in oil, gas, petrochemical, refining and other chemical industry applications.
It is suitable for large area coverage such as may be required in refineries and gas terminals and will be ATEX & IECEx certified accordingly for use in hazardous areas (Zone 1) and outdoor conditions (up to IP67).
How will CheckPoint be used?
When the system is installed on a plant it will enable the location of each person on the plant to be known, displayed and stored on local and remote workstations.
Users will not have to perform any operation to make the system work, for example swipe a card or hold an RFID tag close to a reader. Users will simply wear a tag which may be fixed to a lanyard or clipped to clothing.
What are the benefits of using CheckPoint?
Personnel location knowledge increases safety and security by reducing risk.
Further benefits may be realised by using the system to improve operational efficiency, for example by being able to deploy maintenance personnel nearest to a breakdown location.
What features of the new system will make it particularly attractive to users?
The big advantage of the new CheckPoint system is the very low installation cost, being just a fraction of the installation cost of other technologies. As the market leader in this field, all S3 ID products are ATEX & IECEx certified and proven in use and clients can therefore purchase with confidence.
The CheckPoint system provides plant-wide personnel location and tracking information.
Each person to be monitored is provided with a CheckPoint Tag either carried on a lanyard or clipped directly to clothing.
The plant to be monitored is mapped from drawings and/or on site measurements and a location strategy produced and agreed with the users of the system. The location strategy will ultimately determine the number of and exact locations where CheckPoint readers will be installed throughout the plant to provide the required coverage and user location accuracy.
Each CheckPoint reader detects all persons carrying a Tag within a radius of upto 30 metres using Ultra High Frequency RF.
User software will provide both detailed and overview information of all people on the plant in easy to use graphical formats. This data can be accessed externally or linked to proprietary databases such as Vantage and DaWinci.