‘Thin blue line’ Takes The High-Tech Road To Tracking Equipment

Tracking Custody and Location of Law Enforcement Equipment

Police departments, like other large organisations, have embraced information technology to streamline internal processes and improve administrative efficiencies. But technology is also playing a more prominent role on the front line.

Hardcat’s latest product is its enterprise law enforcement equipment tracking solution. Hardcat® Lebosi® enterprise solutions track equipment and control firearm allocation. The platform is scalable, web-based and can be deployed “in the cloud”, enabling multiple applications to be added and allowing 50,000-plus users online simultaneously.

Hardcat has been working with Victoria Police and is currently undertaking a state-wide roll-out of a system for critical and high-risk assets such as firearms. It also has several pilot projects with various police forces around the world, including the Australian Federal Police.

“Police forces are very interested in what we have. The key reason is that we can control equipment as well as firearms and that is very important to police departments,” says Dan Drum (CEO of Hardcat). “The issue and return of firearms by police forces are time-consuming. But with Hardcat solutions, a wave of the wand picks up the barcode, or a doorway picks up an RFID tag, identifies the officer and attaches the operational equipment (including firearms) to that person.”

Tracking Operational Equipment

Standardise your department’s processes around the issuing and returning of operational safety equipment, and automate the governance and compliance around these critical assets. Be certain at all times about who has what and where. With a complete audit trail of all movements and history of transfer of custodianship.

  • Increase operational efficiency with RFID
  • Automate your approach to tracking equipment
  • Armoury and ballistics control
  • Better automation and integration

RFID or barcode technologies provide an automated approach to the management of property and evidence, and tracking equipment effectively. Eliminating the need for cumbersome and disconnected spreadsheets and manual form reporting. Save valuable time, and ensure all critical equipment is compliant, locatable and in the best possible working order.

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