Montreal, Canada, October 13, 2020—TrackTik Software, the leading cloud-based security workforce management solution based in Montreal, Quebec, recently announced the issuance of Canadian Patent 2799170, which relates to the System and Method for Monitoring an Area Using NFC Tags.

Simon Ferragne, TrackTik founder and CEO, originally filed the patent 8 years ago in 2012—a time when using smartphones by security personnel was rare. The technology was disruptive and innovative and this patent is now being used by security guards around the world, so its recent issuance validates that tremendous achievement. 

“From its inception, I knew NFC would play a transformational role in the evolution of guard tour systems in the security industry. The adoption of NFC and smartphones metamorphosed the way security firms deliver their services and increase their value proposition. But this is just the beginning as recent technological advancements in machine learning, artificial intelligence, and data analytics will continue to change the industry,” says Simon Ferragne. 

About the patent
TrackTik Software was granted the patent for technology whereby a mobile device scans NFC tags and sends that data to a remote server in real time. The data may include the ID of the tag being scanned, the timestamp and/or position of the device at the time of scanning, and the ID of the employee performing the scanning. The server detects the ID of the NFC tag from the data received from the mobile device, and performs the functions associated with the NFC tag. 

The software is available for distribution across North America now. For more information on the patent, please visit or [email protected]

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About TrackTik
TrackTik was founded in 2013 and quickly established itself as a market leader with the mission to build better software so its clients can run smarter businesses. TrackTik’s AI-driven technology enables security organizations to connect frontline staff, back office management, and their clients to drive improved operational efficiency and data insights. TrackTik helps security professionals make automated, data-driven decisions with its cloud-based seamless approach to system connectivity. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, with offices in the United Kingdom and Europe, TrackTik offers four integrated suites of tools—Security Operations for Guarding, Back Office Management, Mobile Patrol and Dispatch, and Business Intelligence & Reporting Analytics, to help security service companies follow the progression of guards, reduce manual tasks, lower costs, and demonstrate value.