Secure Personnel/Inventory Tracking Services

 TripWire - Resource Tracking

Brookstone offers robust solutions, using proven technology, to track and manage the check-in / check-out, enrollment, registration and credentialing process from start to finish. Our systems and software will even integrate with most payroll systems and incident management systems to offer the central portal that is lacking in so many organizations today.  Importantly, once the data has been captured, it serves as a single resource for all of the necessary information that is crucial during the demobilization and after-action stages of an emergency event.

The ability to track and account for First Responders, Volunteers, Victims, Evacuees and others - including pets - becomes critical in a disaster situation. Participating in the development of the Post-Katrina City Assisted Evacuation Process for the City of New Orleans taught us this vital lesson. 

Validation of existing credentials and issuing incident-specific credentials is also a critical necessity. Integrating this important data with existing systems and databases, such as HR and payroll systems, Incident Management Systems, pertinent State and Federal databases, etc., helps to ensure that control is maintained at all levels.

The difficulty, in most disaster situations, is that the ability to link these systems via networks is usually compromised.  Having the ability to extend this suite of solutions to any remote location via our proven EmCommS Technology is a key element differentiating Brookstone in effective disaster response.

Based on our experiences with the City of New Orleans post- Katrina, Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, the Haitian Earthquake and, most recently, the BP Oil Spill Response, we know that having this level of accountability and reporting will significantly ease issues which may be encountered when dealing with the reimbursement and accounting processes after the incident.

Brookstone Credentialing / Tracking Solutions provide bar-coded and / or radio frequency-based identification of people (and pets) and assets to manage and maintain constant situational awareness of these resources and a constant status of all locations, including:

  • Registration
  • Credentialing / Badging
  • Check-in / Check-out for Personnel and Assets
  • Track Certifications and Specialties
  • Link Files, Photos and other Documents to Personnel
  • Robust, Customizable Reporting
  • Demobilization Support
  • Systems Integration with other Databases
  • Evacuation/Relocation Management

The Brookstone TripWire Solution 

TripWire is a robust database platform designed to coordinate the management of personnel during both emergencies and while in normal operating mode. This solution allows organizations to seamlessly share information on a local, regional, state or national level.

During the Enrollment process, pertinent demographic information about the enrollee is captured, at the level of detail required by our customer.  We know that every incident may have unique requirements, thus we have designed our system to be flexible, allowing us to modify the database “on the fly”, if necessary.

Once a person is enrolled, the TripWire database updates our wireless handheld scanners with their profile, automatically.  We are then able to conduct Check-in / Check-out processes from anyplace with a WiFi connection, in real-time.  Should the network connection fail, the handheld scanners will instantly revert to batch mode, continuing to authorize those enrollees who were already in the system.  Any enrollee who was not included in the most recent update will be instantly flagged, prompting our operators to take further validation actions.

TripWire includes reports which allow management of personnel and assets on-site while viewing information either in real-time or while offline. Real time data can be shared remotely through web access between the command center location at the scene or at the EOC.

 Brookstone's TripWire Asset Manager Solution (AMS)

TripWire AMS is a custom solution designed to help manage and track resources, inventory and supplies. Any asset can be RFID tagged or barcoded and then accurately tracked with TripWireAMS, following Incident Command System Form 219 T-Card-like processes.

During the Check-in process, an asset or resource is assigned an Asset Tag Identifier.  Any item can then be assigned to its appropriate department, agency, or group.  When the asset or resource is deployed, it is checked out using the TripWire AMS wireless handheld scanners, indicating whether it is being deployed, transferred or demobilized.  At any time, TripWire AMS allows for the ability to quickly and easily generate reports detailing who has used or is currently using your assets.

 Brookstone's TripWire Personnel Tracking System (TWPTS)

TWPTS, like EZ PASS for people, provides location visibility for personnel, using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology.  TWPTS combines Active RFID technology with our barcode technology to provide a comprehensive solution for tracking people and assets in even the most harsh conditions. Active RFID uses small battery-powered radio tags with a range of about 350 feet, provides accurate visibility in highly dynamic environments where asset movement is frequent and unstructured and requires minimal infrastructure to deploy. TWPTS provides one software platform to view the status of all personnel and can leverage available or accommodate lack of infrastructure, enabling internet accessible asset visibility for any site and email alerts to defined recipients for defined events.

While initially designed for personnel tracking, TWPTS can also be used on any fixed or mobile asset, providing complete visibility of any given resource.  The combination of these systems provides for a complete accountability solution, linking assets with people.