14 years ago, ENAiKOON was founded as the first member of the
Ventriga Group, in order to provide commercial customers with custom
Tens of thousands of construction machines, vehicles, containers and other mobile objects have since then been connected to the ENAiKOON platform
Teleservice Holding AG, a Munich-based company that deals with telecommunications service, was added a few years later.
And today we are pleased to present you ginstr GmbH, the latest member of the Ventriga Group:
ginstr is a full sister company of ENAiKOON. Like ENAiKOON, ginstr focuses exclusively on commercial customers.
ginstr specialises in the digital collection of form
data, the optimisation of work processes and the development of
customised applications and business solutions for companies in all
industries. This includes Internet connection and data transfer to
The focus is on implementing previously used paper forms as smart phone apps.
We have invested more than 1 million Euros in this technology to
date, making it possible to convert almost any paper form into a smart
phone app for a lump sum of only 790 Euros.
–>This provides ginstr customers with a number of valuable benefits:Collected information is immediately available at headquarters
Current status information at headquarters at all times, in
scheduling, for requests from customers, etc.: the transmission of
collected data from smart phones to the office takes only a few seconds
Immediate collection of invoices for work performed
No more paper forms are lost
Filing must no longer be organised and arranged for the paper forms
The computer now takes care of searching for previously collected data
Better quality of collected data
No missing information
Information is checked for plausibility when entered
No data collection costs and no transcription errors from the form into the computer, as this step is no longer required
Electronic signature by customers and employees on their smart phone
Additional data that cannot be collected with a form
All collected data can be exported from the ginstr system for
further processing in existing programs (e.g. accounting, scheduling,
human resources, etc.)
Since the platform was released about a year ago, a number of companies have already decided to use the ginstr technology.
Solutions were implemented in very different industries and regions of the world for these companies.
Below are some examples:Africa
Emergency call system for diplomats in Ghana
App for managing patient information similar to the German health insurance card in Nigeria
Monitoring the regular cleaning of toilets during the Australian Open, the famous tennis tournament
Reading electricity meters at a real estate company with approximately 2000 commercial rental units
Regular reports on the state of approximately 500 unused properties belonging to the federal state of Berlin
Collection of work reports with respect to vending machine servicing (loading, cleaning, maintenance…)
Timekeeping of mobile employees
Dubai (Middle East)
System for registration of participants at events, including admission control
Solution for parking attendants in car parks. Ensures that the
existing parking spaces are only used by those who have previously hired
Work logs for hotel staff
Work logs for security guard employees
Administration of 600,000 items of school furniture in Ecuador
Reporting system for caregivers in a nursing home
Reporting system for a company that takes back leased vehicles on
which customers have stopped paying instalments for a certain time
(so-called Repo Services: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repossession) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Repossession)
and much more.
Several dozen typical examples of solutions realised to date can be downloaded from Google Play Store, from ginstr app store or from the ginstr website.
You can try out all the apps along with the associated office software free of charge at any time. Feel free to contact us!
In order to test ginstr apps that use NFC tags we would be happy to send you a few sample tags for free.
NFC Security Bag including the NFC smartphone app for optimal tracking and storage with tamper protection – first look available at GPEC from September 9th – 11th 2014, Stand C67 in H1.
New release available now from ENAiKOON, NFC Security Bag and the coordinating NFC smartphone app with integration into inViu web, ENAiKOON’s highly secure telematics platform.
Typical use cases
Security bags with an integrated NFC tag are particularly suitable for the safe transport and professional storage and safekeeping of important objects, including tamper protection. The following are examples of typical use case for these security bags:
• Confidential and important document transfer
• Transport of high value goods
• Equipment security policy for weapons, illegal narcotics, and other restricted access items
• Transport of urine and blood samples for doping tests
• Chain of custody drug testing
• Forensic evidence collection and storage
• Personal property bags for patients in hospitals or deceased individuals
• Inmate personal property inventory
• Chain of custody for expensive or dangerous pharmaceutical, biological or chemical products
• Secure data disposal to verify the destruction or hard drives or other storage devices with important data from banks, power plants, and other facilities which are not connected to the internet
• and many more
Lost or altered items are now a thing of the past.
• Error-free and 100% traceable documented tracking for transport of critical objects
• Complete documentation of the contents, storage area as well as the responsible person in each case for the NFC security bag
• Management of additional information as needed for each security bag including for example comments, photos, audio notes, videos, electronic signature capture, etc.
• Evidence of tampering, changing or tampering with the contents of the security bag are evident and able to be identified
Features of the NFC security bag
NFC tag for tamper proof identification
The high tech NFC security bags from ginstr are equipped with an NFC tag and are more secure than the current bags on the market using bar-codes or written information.
With the NFC tag the NFC security bag and the associated information is saved in a databank using a smartphone app. By simply reading the NFC tag an approved smartphone is able to access all relevant data concerning the associated NFC security bag.
In addition to the collecting and reading the NFC security bag information photos, videos, electronic signature capture, audio notes, comments, etc. can be centrally stored and recalled later.
Consecutive serial numbers
In addition to NFC tags the NFC security bags have consecutive serial numbers that are tamper proof and stored on the NFC tag. The serial numbers are unique per customer and the NFC tags are globally unique. Thus, neither can a security bag be missed nor another organisations security bags used.
Tamper evident closure
The NFC security bag cannot be opened without destroying it. Attacks by heat, cold, or attempts to close a bag which has been opened are recognisable due to obvious signs of tampering.
Removable ownership receipt
With this record the owner of the contents can prove ownership or the sender of the bag that it is shipped.
The NFC security bag can be printed with your logo and any additional fields as needed for your organisation.
A variety of sizes and optional extras
The NFC security bags can be produced in different sizes.
Standard sizes are 152×228 mm (6×9 inches), 228×304 mm (9×12 inches), 304 x457 mm (12×18 inches), 381×508 mm (15×20 inches)
The security bags can be produced in different versions, for example with an antistatic coating for hard drives and other storage devices.
Depending on the quantity ordered the cost of NFC Security Bags ranges from €2.90 – €4.90 per unit. The monthly subscription fee for the use of the smartphone app and back end administration software, including data storage on ENAiKOON’s highly secure servers, costs €9.90 per month per user with a minimum contract length of 24 months. All prices are excluding VAT. More information about prices
Read more on the ginstr website about use cases and functions.
This week is the Security
& Policing tradeshow, UK’s only event for police, law enforcement, and
security professionals. From March 11-13 2014, ENAiKOON will be exhibiting with
Toughshield, a rugged mobile
computing device provider. Together, we will be showcasing the benefits of
telematics and NFC technology for police officers and security professionals.
The combined solution using their robust mobile phones, our tracking devices,
and our mobile apps will aid in improving mobile workforce management,
operational efficiency, and employee security.
The ENAiKOON NFC
tracking solution for guard tour monitoring is a system that uses NFC tags,
NFC-capable smartphones, and the inViu NFC-tracker app. A security guard going
on patrol would use their smartphone to scan NFC tags mounted along their tour.
The NFC tag data along with the user ID and scanned time gets transmitted to
the inViu servers where management can remotely view the patrol details from
any browser. Keeping an accurate audit trail is essential when it comes to
building trust, not only within the organisation but with clients and other
stakeholders, and this solution will allow security companies to maintain a
good reputation while easily managing their guards.
As for police officers, we developed software that helps deploy police
officers based on their GPS location. This technological enhancement allows
them to efficiently manage their regional coverage, shorten their response
times, and increase their safety. In order to better manage a police
department, all the police officers need are GPS devices on their vehicles or,
alternatively, smartphones with the inViu routes app.
Another great use of NFC and mobile phones would be in the evidence room.
ENAiKOON has a partnership with Security
Bag, a patented NFC evidence bag. By identifying each piece of evidence
with an NFC Security Bag, police officers are able to quickly scan the tags
with their NFC-capable mobile phones to access tamper-proof data and track
their chain of custody. Less time in the office means more time out on the
streets! In addition, the use of smartphones is further benefited out in the
field for taking pictures of witnesses, suspects, victims, and crime scenes
with GPS coordinates and timestamps for easy management of evidence images.
For all solutions mentioned, using reliable mobile phones with the right
features is extremely important as the stakes are high for these professions.
Most modern smartphones have NFC capability, though this alone is not
sufficient enough for those who work under harsh conditions. Security guards
and police officers require durable devices that can withstand emergency
situations, and Toughshield’s R500+ is the perfect device.
Not only does it have an IP67 rating, but it resists water, dust, and other
microparticles. Try dropping it 1.2 metres onto concrete – it won’t break the
If you’re attending the Security & Policing event in Farnborough, be
sure to stop by ENAiKOON and Toughshield’s booth! We are always looking for
reseller partners, so if you would like to set up a meeting with us in
Farnborough, please do not hesitate to contact us. For further information
on our tracking solutions, visit our website at www.enaikoon.com.
Now with the ability to turn mobile phones into GPS tracking devices by
installing the free app, it does not make sense to track the mobile phone’s
movement 24 hours a day. Just how it sounds, the leisure mode allows users to
use their work phone for personal use outside of working hours without being
monitored. This feature creates a win-win situation for both the employer and
employee as it increases efficiency in managing mobile workers and allows these
workers to use one smartphone instead of carrying a separate phone for private
How it works is each mobile phone’s inViu routes settings would be
configured to automatically track during the employee’s work hours. You can
also import predefined leisure mode templates to save time during setup. Create
several templates to easily switch between different shifts. After the desired
template is selected, the employer would then lock the phone’s inViu routes
settings with a security code. This way the employee cannot change the ‘auto
A great feature of leisure mode is the extension verification message. The
user can choose to extend tracking time when working overtime. This is
important for companies that use the inViu timestamp as their employees’ work
hours for payroll. The message appears at the end of every scheduled shift for
the employee to confirm the worked hours or to extend them.
Leisure mode is just one of the many updates made to inViu routes to turn it
into a business-friendly tool for a cost-effective tracking system.
Learn about all the other useful plugins here or download the app from Google
Remember when security guards used to call for backup on handheld
transceivers? An alarming number of security companies still use them for
communication during guard patrols. Why use these ancient devices when we have
NFC-enabled, multi-purpose, and affordable smartphones in the market?
Conveniently, there are now telematics solutions specifically for managing
mobile workers using these smartphones together with NFC – an ideal system for
facility management and guard tours. NFC is something we have discussed previously as a technology that
is being rapidly absorbed by the tech community.
So how is it used for guard patrols? It’s simple. Equip each guard with an
NFC-capable smartphone, used to swipe NFC tags located at checkpoints,
destinations, and rooms on patrol routes. When these tags are scanned using
inViu NFC-tracker, the data from the tag, along with the GPS
timestamp, is sent to our servers in real time. This data can be viewed and
analysed via our telematics software, inViu
pro, for effective monitoring. You can even turn these smartphones into GPS
devices by installing the inViu
routes app, making it easier to locate your guards in case of
A mobile security services provider recently switched to the ENAiKOON guard
tour monitoring system, dramatically changing the way they perform their
patrols. Bergische Security from Solingen, Germany, used to use a system that
required wands that read barcodes. The company faced many inconveniences with
the old system, having to collect the wands after each shift to upload the
data. It also failed to provide real-time locations of the guards and could not
read the barcodes under poor weather conditions. When replacement parts were
needed, they were expensive as the parts were only exclusively available from
one supplier. These challenges made Bergische Security search for a new
Once ENAiKOON’s solution was implemented, the wands were replaced with
NFC-capable smartphones, improving the communication between the dispatcher and
guards. Guard-tour data is now transmitted in real time and viewed immediately
by Bergische Security and their clients. The supplier-neutral replacement parts
have helped the company find affordable replacements with ease.
“The ENAiKOON system is more affordable compared to our previous system and
other industry-specific solutions, for both the initial package and the running
costs,” says Evelyn Neuhaus, the assistant managing director of Bergische
Security. “Moreover, with the exception of the software, ENAiKOON’s system is
supplier neutral, only requiring off-the-shelf, NFC-capable Android
smartphones. The permanent data transmission and localisation of the devices
are big advantages. If checkpoints are missed, we immediately receive an alert
message. When security guards require assistance, we know their location
instantly. When we have special requests, we can send the nearest security
guard. Other big advantages are the ability to use a combination of different
tools on one smartphone as well as the flexibility that we gain with the
Having an inexpensive yet effective and efficient guard tour system has
optimised Bergische Security’s operations. With improved communication, guard
performance, overall safety, and productivity, the company now experiences more
transparent partnerships with their clients. For further information or a free
trial kit of the system, contact ENAiKOON at email@example.com.