Modern organizations use a combination of policies, guards and hard physical security controls to protect their people, assets and intellectual property. In application, defence-in-depth employs successive layers of security controls across physical zones to manage identified risks. Those controls however can be costly and time-consuming to reconfigure.
Understanding RightCrowd Presence Control
RightCrowd Presence Control introduces a simple new approach to adding physical defence-in-depth. The technology validates physical security permissions by making them visible. The solution leverages an existing building access card and adds a RightCrowd Digital Badgeholder, enabling both human and automated validation of security permissions for everyone present.
Sliding your existing building access card into the Badgeholder enables an internal NFC reader, that reads the credential from the card and activates the Bluetooth wearable. The card and Badgeholder merge physically and link logically through backend software. This combined credential now leverages NFC and BLE to manage physical access and presence.
Highly Secure Architecture
Cryptographic keys synchronize the color sequence displayed on every RightCrowd Digital Badgeholders in each area. Communication between the RightCrowd Digital Badgeholder and the RightCrowd backend software is encrypted and authenticated in both directions at all times. RightCrowd’s Presence Control platform can run as a cloud instance or reside in your data center as an on-premise deployment.
RightCrowd Badgeholders visually show whether a person is authorized to be present. Where a person is authorized, the device will show a pre-defined color (e.g. green). In case of unauthorized presence, the Badgeholder will flash red to warn the person – and people around – that they should leave the area. Anyone trying to tailgate into an area will visually stand out and be noticed. The authorization decision can come from your existing physical access control system (PACS) through our integration.
Whenever a person wearing a badgeholder comes in range of a gateway, they will be identified as being ‘in that area’ e.g. Building 1, or Floor 5, or Boardroom. The service provides reporting on who was in which location when. It can be used to track occupancy levels and can provide important data in case of an incident
Your organization welcomes visitors on a daily basis. Implementing RightCrowd Presence Control will ensure that visitors are immediately visible to everyone present. The solution instantly establishes trust between workers, visitors, and contractors without them actually having to know each other.
Wearables of visitors automatically activate after successfully signing in. At the start of the visit your hosts can tether their visitors, which results in the system continuously tracking whether the visitors remain close to their hosts. When a visitor splits away from the group or tries to enter an unauthorized zone, the wearable will warn against this by blinking red, indicating to everyone present that they are no longer accompanied by their host. If the visitor ignores the warning a notification could be sent to the security team.
No other solution allows you to provide digital proof that visitors stayed with their hosts at all times.
When an emergency occurs, people (workers or visitors) will be able to leave the building and approach an evacuation coordinator at a mobile muster point. As they approach the coordinator, they will automatically be checked in by the RightCrowd Mustering App and visually identified as ‘safe’. The RightCrowd Dashboard shows – in real-time – who arrived at which muster point, and for people that have not been accounted for yet, where and when they were last seen within the building that is being evacuated.
Contact Tracing and Social Distancing
RightCrowd Badgeholders will keep track of all the other RightCrowd Badgeholders present (by default within 6 feet) and record the duration that this occurs. If a person subsequently reports as being ill, the RightCrowd Dashboard can be used to immediately identify who they have been in proximity of, for how long and when, thereby providing awareness of who should be advised that they might be at risk. Optionally, RightCrowd Badgeholders can visually warn people when not respecting social distancing.
Custom Entry Questionnaire
People will be asked to answer a questionnaire on a periodic basis through the RightCrowd App on their mobile device, typically as a pre-cursor to them maintaining access. In the RightCrowd Dashboard you set the conditions that define when a user passes or fails the questionnaire, and when the validity period expires.
RightCrowd Presence Control provides the following benefits:
- Cost effective – quickly implement additional security controls without creating a large capital project.
- Flexible solution – the solution can be deployed within days and can be easily moved to another location.
- Two-factor authentication for physical security – anyone not authorized to be in an area will be immediately visible to everyone else.
- Integrates with existing access control – turns an existing building access card into a digital security wearable.
Activate your next layer of security
Ensure that everyone present in the workplace is meant to be there. To find out more about RightCrowd Presence Control, contact a RightCrowd security expert today.