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.
Being a developer of several successful Android apps and having an increasing
focus on mobile use, ENAiKOON will be attending the Mobile World Congress this year in
Barcelona, Spain. From 24 – 27 February 2014, GSMA will be bringing the mobile
industry together with its world-class event held at the Fira Gran Via. With
over 1,700 companies participating in the exhibition, the tradeshow is
expecting more than 72,000 attendees. Key players in the industry will be
showcasing new technologies and how it will shape future mobile use.
At ENAiKOON, we are staying ahead of the game, being aware of the impact of
mobile use and new technologies in telematics – especially for businesses. The
evolution of inViu
routes, for instance, exemplifies the importance of mobile integration into
fleet and logistics management. The development of inViu
NFC-tracker explores the countless options presented by the technology of
NFC, such as mobile worker, guard patrol, and health care management. Here are some
of our key mobile apps:
inViu routes is a practical and affordable GPS tracking app that turns your
smartphone into a GPS tracking device. Part of ENAiKOON’s complete inViu
tracking system, the app connects with the free online web portal, inViu web,
to track mobile workers, family, friends, and other mobile assets online or
within the app. Use it alongside inViu pro for a more robust business use,
perfect for fleet management in the transport, logistics, and construction
industries. Its customisable menus, intuitive user interface, and clear icons
make this app easy to use for both business and private users.
Download the app here.
inViu NFC-tracker will read all NFC tags with your NFC enabled Android device.
It displays the tag’s worldwide unique tag number as well as all of the
information stored on it. Use the app along with inViu pro in order to track
mobile workers without using GPS. This technology is great for monitoring
employees in the security, health care, and retail industries. Download
the app here.
Representing ENAiKOON at the Mobile World Congress will be the Director of
International Accounts, Marie Dennis. She will be available to discuss the
features of inViu apps, potential partnerships, and reseller opportunities.
Connect with Marie to set up a meeting in Barcelona via email.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are constantly being surrounded by new technology every day without
actually acknowledging its grandeur. Let’s put the spotlight on Near Field
Communication (NFC), a technology also referred to as RFID (Radio Frequency
Identification). As consumers, do we really understand the full capabilities of
this technology? NFC has been around since 1980 with slow adoption, and now
this trendy technology is on the rise as we see it in contactless payment
systems, public transportation, and proximity marketing. That being said, are
there other uses of NFC for businesses?
Many. It can deliver convenience and efficiency to a variety of sectors that
employ mobile workers. Don’t be intimidated by the new emergence of this
technology. It’s surprisingly easy to comprehend, use, and incorporate into
Tracking tasks and employees
NFC tags can contain information such as task description and instructions
for a specific location. With the mobile employees equipped with NFC-capable
smartphones, they can easily scan NFC tags to acquire certain product or
location-specific information related to their job. Tags can also be placed on
certain rooms, places, buildings, and even equipment where employees can check
into. This helps indicate who was where at what time using what equipment, etc.
This feature is extremely beneficial for automating the tasks for mobile
employees, eliminating paper log books and saving time on administration. It’s
great for cleaning, hotel, and security industries as well as any sector with
Tracking stock and inventory
Not only can you read data from NFC tags but you can also write them using
NFC-capable smartphones! This means you can update certain information on the
tags, like product description and inventory counts. Doctors and nurses can
easily scan patient tags to acquire prescription info and details from a last
visit. Retailers and rack jobbers can place tags on merchandising shelves with
product info and update the stock counts for precise inventory counts. No
Add a bit of creativity to these two features and the possibilities derived
from NFC technology for business are endless! The system requires very little
overhead and a low start-up cost for something that can save you time in
employee management and training. An NFC tag can cost as little as 30 cents
depending on your application, and if your employees require mobile phones,
there you go! You already have your hardware. All you need is reliable and
powerful NFC management software, like inViu pro, to coordinate the scanned
data with its user, time, and location.
To learn more about NFC technology, visit the Wikipedia page.
The striking new technology of NFC has been offering unprecedented features
for the hotel industry. Guests can now check into their rooms using their
smartphone as a key. People can easily gain travel information with a touch of
their phone. We see how NFC can benefit the hotel guests, but how can it help
improve the actual hotel operation?
Before we get into hotel solutions, let’s talk about NFC. Near Field Communication uses a reader, or an
NFC-capable smartphone, to read data on NFC tags. The ENAiKOON NFC solution
records the time and location of the tags read using the Android app, inViu
NFC-tracker. This information is then sent to the ENAiKOON server where the
data can be further analysed on the inViu pro web portal.
A hotel manager’s job is to oversee the entire operation, from the
restaurant to house cleaning. Keeping an eye on every employee can be
challenging, especially with so many different departments. One of the ways to
monitor employee tasks is using NFC technology. Equipping mobile workers with
an Android smartphone will allow them to use it to check into certain rooms,
floors, and sections of the hotel. Housekeepers can easily follow special
requests per room and maintain a flawless schedule without any paperwork.
Security staff can log their patrol routes by scanning NFC tags throughout the
hotel, eliminating all paper logs.
Once the manager logs into inViu pro, all of the tracked employees and their
activities will appear. This is a great way to manage employee tasks,
especially those tasks that are location specific. Reports generated from inViu
pro will eliminate all other paperwork, resulting in increased productivity and
efficiency for all employees.