In the business of Law Enforcement, equipment can not only be expensive, but it is critical to the safety of the officers. A solution that can track who has what uniform or rifle and can keep track of maintenance and expiration dates is important.
When SWAT of Snohomish County, Washington investigated the capabilities of CheckMate Toolroom software for equipment tracking, they found that Toolroom can keep track of what gear is checked out to which officer and will report if this gear is not checked back in at the due date. The maintenance module schedules and records maintenance on the equipment and flags expiration dates on such items as OC spray. Photos, calibration certificates and manuals can be attached to the item file for fast reference.
Being a Campus Security Guard is similar to being policeman in a small village – they are responsible for the safety of their students, faculty and visitors as well as campus property.
The University of Connecticut Police decided that along with using the CheckMate Equipment Management software to track their officers’ equipment, they wanted to be able to print their own police ID cards. This would give them the ability to provide new officers ID badges immediately and to produce temporary badges at any time.
UConn decided on the P120i Card Printer from Zebra Technologies. This printer produces a dual-sided color ID card that can include a logo, a photo and a barcode along with other text, such as the officer’s name. The solution is affordable and easy to use; it has a small footprint and sleek design so it can fit easily on a desk. They bought the P120i “bundle”, which includes the printer, Zebra’s card design software, a webcam for photo generating and a starter-kit of cards and ribbon.