Guard RFID integrates with Milestone IP video for healthcare security and access control visibility.

Unique convergence provides complementary security for institution patients and industrial asset tracking.
Vancouver, BC - June 27, 2009 -- Guard RFID Solutions Inc., announced today that its next generation Active RFID platform and its software applications, such as its TotGuard™ Infant Security solution, can integrate closed circuit television (CCTV) where increased security is required.
 
Guard RFID Vice President of Sales Beth Bandi explains, "Security and Access control systems are enhanced by presenting a live video stream from a CCTV camera placed at the location associated with an alarm or warning event within a system, as well as providing video images of activity in that location immediately prior to the event."
 
Continuing, she said, "Instantaneous visibility of such activity allows staff to immediately respond to the event, saving precious time. All such video streams are captured and archived for subsequent review, if ever required."

Bandi went on to say that integrating active RFID and video surveillance is of particular value for clients who use GuardRFID's leading-edge TotGuard™ Infant Protection solution, the only infant security system that offers disposable active tags.
 
"Beyond patient and resident safety using our fast perimeter control system, the addition of video also greatly enhances our asset tracking offering," says Bandi. "Multiple mission critical parts can now be tracked quickly and accurately in the area of coverage, and also have the added security of video imaging linked to the rfid asset tag."

Bandi added, "Parts and equipment can now be locked down to an area and the image of their path creates a visual confirmation of movement and of persons associated with that movement."
 
GuardRFID has integrated their active RFID solution with the world-leading open platform IP video management software, Milestone XProtect™. This means that the GuardRFID video imaging records also include time stamps, for quickly locating such records when required.

In a scenario, there may be an attempted unauthorized removal of an infant from a secured area. This would result in an alarm condition initiated by GuardRFID's system, and the Milestone video would give verification of this activity.

Alerts can also be sent to remote devices such as a laptop, mobile handheld PC, or smart phone, where the video can be viewed to identify the situation in real time. The GuardRFID system is able to automatically control door or elevator access to prevent such unauthorized activity.
 
"This is a unique convergence for two leading-edge technologies -- RFID and IP Video -- whereby video surveillance complements RFID to provide a safe environment related to healthcare institutions and patients. The alert generated by the RFID tag is supported with a real-time video image and archived records to become an integral part of patient monitoring in the healthcare field," states Reinier Tuinzing, Distribution Manager at Milestone Systems. "Milestone is very excited that GuardRFID has chosen to integrate to the Milestone open platform, which also allows them to leverage the existing 100 Milestone Solution Partner integrations for offering even greater value to the GuardRFID solutions."

"We continue to offer our customers and dealers the most technically advanced, active RFID products along with applications like video streaming that create a complete package specific for their use," concluded Bandi.


Guard RFID is a Milestone Solution Partner

About Milestone Systems
Founded in 1998, Milestone Systems is the leading global developer of open platform IP video management software. XProtect™ gives users a powerful surveillance solution that is easy to manage, reliable and proven in more than 50,000 customer installations. With support for the industry's widest choice in network hardware and integration with other systems, XProtect provides best-of-breed solutions to "video enable" organizations - reducing costs, optimizing processes, protecting people and assets. With headquarters in Denmark and ten international offices, Milestone software is sold through authorized partners in 90 countries. 
 
About Guard RFID Solutions
GuardRFID develops Active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technologies and products for Healthcare and Enterprise applications. GuardRFID's products can accurately track and locate assets and people, and are used for enhanced automation, workflow, monitoring and security solutions. GuardRFID's ability to support multiple applications on its platform positions the company to be able to offer combined people and asset solutions all on the same infrastructure. Founded in early 2007, GuardRFID introduced the first low-cost disposable Active RFID tags to the market, eliminating the need to recycle tags, and allowing for mass deployment for a reasonable investment. GuardRFID Solutions is federally incorporated in Canada, with its head office in the Province of British Columbia, and its Sales office in Atlanta, GA. Additional information regarding GuardRFID products and services can be found on its website www.guardrfid.com.