The KoYand police station in South Korea decided it needed to update its outdated methods of keeping track of its police officers' daily routines. After extensive research, it adopted IDTECK's portable access control system comprised of 505R portable stand-alone controller, Starwatch Dual Pro I management software and IDC proximity cards. Prior to the implementation of the system, the station was keeping records of its officers' daily activities using handwritten reports. For example,before using IDTECK's products, attendance at the monthly forums was recorded by writing individual tickets to count attendeesa sometimes inaccurate and tiresome process. Now, the officers only need to scan their cards at the portable controller before the meeting, and the management software automatically generates a report right after the forum. The same simple attendance tracking process can also be used for drills of emergency assembly where accuracy and speed are essential.
The customized software also allows for meals and shooting range scores to e easily tracked and managed by the system. Previously, daily meals at the cafeteria were tracked by having the officers write down what they ordered for meals and when they dined everyday. This method cost the station hours of manpower in calculating the officers write down what they ordered for meals and when they dined every day. This method cost the station hours of manpower in calculating the officers' salaries every month. It acquired a more professional catering management system by using FTP 2000, a catering software program, together with the portable controller. With the program, officers scanning their proximity cards before meals allows the management software to keep track of their meal costs and automatically calculate the correct amount to deduct from their salary. Shooting range reports were logged in a similar manner, individually by the officers. Now the shooting range reports are no longer logged by hand, but stored on the system, thus saving the station the hassle of keeping track of the individual books.
The KoYang police station was working with a government budget and needed one product that could serve different purposes in various locations to cut down on costs. With the portable controller's mobility providing easy access to laptops via RS 232, IDTECK suited the station's needs. The police officers of the KoYang station have been pleased with the system and have already discussed its use for the security of its officers on night shifts, where they are planning to use the portable controller for access control to the station.