Avante’s Container Security Incorporates Inland Transit Management
Inland Transit Security Issues
Security concerns may arise during land transportation between container ports and other hubs. End-to-end visibility and monitoring of these containers starts with designing a solution that answers the following questions:
- Who transported the products?
- Who are the drivers? Any stop over or other routing issues?
- How long is each stop over?
- How long was the driver away from the container?
- Was the container opened during transit?
- Who was present during the time when the box was open?
INLAND TRANSIT MONITORING:
- Each container is equipped with an AVANTE active RFID RELAYER™ reader attached near the front door of the container and two active RFID ZONER™ tags inside the container.
- Each RELAYER™ reader device can be connected to an optional cellular and/or satellite phone system communication module.
- Drivers and other staff are required to wear a personal ZONER™ badge tag to provide full visibility of their actions.
- Each ZONER™ tag has embedded temperature or other sensors to detect intrusion and tampering.
- Additional chemical, biological or radioactive sensors may be integrated with onboard I/O of each ZONER™ tag.
- The RELAYER™ reader attached to the container is in constant communication with the ZONER tags to note temperature deviations and changes in signal strengths from inside the container.
- Data from any other integrated sensors will also be noted.
- Exception data such as unauthorized door openings and extreme temperature excursions are recorded to onboard memory.
- The same exception data may be communicated to a central monitoring station in real-time with an optional onboard cellular and/or satellite communication module.
- A third party “Public Independent Monitoring Agency” (PIMA) is recommended for monitoring and issuing the systems.