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“A Wisconsin company is offering to implant tiny radio-frequency chips in its employees – and it says they are lining up for the technology,” according to Merrit Kennedy’s recent NPR article entitled “Wisconsin Company Offers To Implant Chips In Its Employees.”

Kennedy writes that “the idea is a controversial one, confronting issues at the intersection of ethics and technology by essentially turning bodies into bar codes. Three Square Market, also called 32M, says it is the first U.S. company to provide the technology to its employees.”

“The company manufactures self-service ‘micro markets’ for office break rooms. It said in a press release that obtaining a chip is optional, but expects that about 50 employees will take part,” explains the NPR piece.

Kennedy continues, “Employees who have the rice-grain-sized RFID chip implanted between their thumb and forefinger can then use it ‘to make purchases in their break room micro market, open doors, login to computers, use the copy machine,’ 32M said.”

According to the article, “CEO Todd Westby said that the company believes the technology will soon be ubiquitous.”

Here’s the quote from Kennedy’s article:

Your security team is tasked with conducting guard tours.

We’re talking about a property that covers 100,000+ square feet, multiple entryways, and as many restricted areas as Area 51.

You’re not securing extraterrestrials.

But, there’s no doubt your team is keeping busy. We also know it never ends.

Answer this truthfully:

Does your guard tour system give you the accuracy and efficiency needed to do your job most effectively?

If you’re not sure, that’s OK.

Keep reading, because we’re going to give you the insight you need to choose the right guard tour system for your facility.

You probably know:

A guard tour system can be the difference between a professional operation and something slipping through the cracks.

For several years, wand systems have reigned amongst security operations.

Don’t get us wrong, they work.

But, you’re a professional organization…which is why you need to keep reading.

We’re going to discuss the top qualities of guard tour software – the software that professionals use.

You might be thinking:

There has to be a better way to increase efficiency and ensure accountability throughout my security operation.

Good news, there is.

The industry talks, and we listen.

What we hear is lack of accountability and inefficiency are problems with guard tour systems.  

Knowing whether security staff is conducting their scheduled inspections is an ongoing challenge for venue managers throughout the industry.

Ambiguous processes and old-school systems prevent venue operations from tackling these two very vital aspects of their operation.

We’re going to help you overcome this. It’s time to advance your venue’s operation. It’ll ultimately result in a safer environment…for everyone.

We’re not going to deliver a rundown of features today, instead we’d like to share a thought-out compilation of ways professional venue managers overcome weaknesses and grow into a streamlined organization.

Does your operation get bogged down from investigating unwanted people entering your property with improper credentials? Or worse, people with no credentials at all?

While most credentials are designed and created for certain access locations and times, they’re not created for a specific individual.

We’re sure you’re aware that this creates an opportunity for others to produce counterfeits. Rather than getting denied access to your property, people are able to get access to private locations they didn’t pay for.

The inability to manage areas with too many patrons is another problem we know you’re faced with. Your capacity limits cannot be maintained, simply because technology to do so has never existed.

We talk accountability like we’re experts in the matter. The truth is…we’re not. We just listen to what the experts are saying.

One of the common challenges faced by facility managers that we hear quite often is execution. Another is not being able to prove it. You know it’s happening, but a major obstacle is in front of you.

A black hole of checklists, work orders and fragmented processes prevent you from identifying your problem employees. Equipment inspection software enhances your facility management operation and makes tracking accountability doable.