PES more than “just” a Guard Tour device!


WATER SUPPLY SERVICES (Mr. Charles Abdilla Head of Security Water Services Corporation)

Although we are still in the process of experimenting with the Tomst system I can honestly say that from

the testing done in various water utilities we carried out,  we were satisfied with the results.

1.       We had identified those areas that needs to be patrolled ( Check Points)

2.       We had fixed the chips in these areas and in different parts of the building that needed

to be checked

3.       The guard that goes round is identified personally  so we know who went, when he went and in

what time he made his round

4.       We can download data from the sensor which gives us such details explained in 3.

PUBLIC SPACES (Mr. Mark Parry General Manager - Connect) 

We have one main solution we use PES for but it is sort of changing in front of our eyes. One big problem faced by a lot of UK public spaces is the threat of legal action for negligence.

"Blame" culture has really got a hold and there are numerous legal firms dedicated to exploiting the law and making large sums of money of the back of people slipping or falling in public spaces. Public spaces can be any council or privately run area, for example shopping centres and markets, but also car parks and offices.

The law states that a site owner has a reasonable amount of time to respond and rectify any issue likely to cause injury or harm. Now here is where PES comes in.  We can use PES to prove site staff have patrolled an area and the incident wallet to record any incidents that may/may not have occurred.

The system when installed tends to work in 2 phases, the first is where the client discovers the effectiveness of their patrols, and the second where the client then uses the system to record the patrols so that should any claims be made they have an accurate record of what patrols were conducted in this area.

Some have argued that this is simply a method of removing what is a paper exercise, but when demonstrated it is far more effective than any paper equivalent could be.

We are also aware that this then extends the PES system into any application where important but vulnerable paper records are used and can be replaced by PES.

EESTI POST (Mr.Erkki Aarma - Projectmanager Estonian Post)

We use this system to control the quality of letter collection. Beginning of this year we had pilot phase

in Tallinn (biggest city in Estonia). The results were really good: we have now opportunity to see when the

postboxes were emptied, are the tracks completed as described in trackplan, are trackplans realistic.

About system:

The software is simple to use and manage. We get out all statistic what we need. If there are changes in

trackplan, then we can change it also in software without any problems.

Hardware is working without problems. We had technical problems with other vendors (we have there different

weather conditions). The scanners are comfortable and there are no technical problems at all.

In this period we are taking the system to use in all the country.

To summarize this: we are very pleased with this system and its important component in our processes.

MALTA POST (Mr. Patrick Polidano - Head - Quality Assurance)

I’m pleased to say that the last lot of sensors we purchased are working perfectly and we have extended

monitoring to include also non-public post-boxes.

MAINTENANCE (Mr. M.R. Kaviani co-founder Wisco)

Computerized Maintenance Management Systems CMMS) are increasingly being used to manage and control plant and equipment maintenance in modern manufacturing and service industries. Like any other mission-critical activity, maintenance management is driven by information. They component in a maintenance system is to uniquely identifying the asset, which is the maintenance target. Traditional maintenance systems are relying on pen and paper, Commonly, these paper systems are little more than a record of scheduled maintenance. These have had limited success because of:

The problems associated with training people to be disciplined enough to maintain the maintenance system, that is, to input the data to the system.

The effort required, by supervisors and managers, in the organisation and documentation of the system.

User reluctance to become involved in paper work.

The effort associated with the acquisition and compilation of meaningful data and statistics from the System.

The traditional pen and paper system has shown to be error prone and not accurate. Even when a maintenance software is being used, manually entering the collected data into the maintenance software has shown to be a major source for errors. With these in mind, Wisco provides a fully automated data collection system that can significantly enhance the effectiveness of maintenance operations. Using today's Automatic data collection (ADC) technologies such as iButtons,  the result from any process and maintenance activities will directly go to the maintenance software without any user intervention. The Smart Technician package from Wisco is an innovative solution that eliminates errors in data collection and makes maintenance activities efficient, cost effective and standard. SmartTechnician is also an user friendly asset management system that helps companies to increase their asset utilization and return on investments while decreasing costs of operation. It links your asset management, maintenance management, part inventory and purchasing functions together for quick viewing and decision-making.

UNIVERSAL INSPECTION SYSTEM (Mr. M.R. Kaviani co-founder Wisco)

Monitoring every tasks, events and activates is a crucial part of every modern management systems. SmartInspector was developed with open architecture to be an universal tool for task and activity documentation and monitoring and By using our PES readers, the inspector simply walks his inspection rounds and touches buttons at each designated object or location to prove that he checked that object at the prescribed time. On each location, the inspector will per- form the described activities based on a predetermined check list for that inspection cate- gory. Results from the inspection check list

can be easily entered into the reader using the event booklet. SmartInspector has been successfully used in many industries for various inspection purposes. It is being used for Fire & Safety inspections, Building and construction site inspections, product transport and delivery activities, post offices and many more. The advanced reporting system, processes and maps collected data from the Inspector’s reader and generates various reports for managers and supervisors. The system is designed specially for harsh industrial environments and is fully configurable for easy adaptation to any industry and inspection tasks.


The principle of the functioning is similar to the other applications. The cleaner is assigned a unique key ring for identification and registers for her/his shift by touching the key ring with the sensor. At each of the locations she/he touches the wall-mounted checkpoint in order to prove time and attendance.


PES Guard Tour System is also used in prisons (Czech Republic, France) for the security guards monitoring. Sensor is used with the muted sound so the prisoners can not hear where are the security guards moving.