The GateKeeper USA Container Automated Monitoring System (CAMS) device has the smallest footprint in the industry with an extended battery life rivaling the average life of a container.
“CAMS” can search, identify and can transmit over the strongest available frequency without the limitations of dependence on a single frequency (Analog, Digital, GSM, MARSAT, IMARSAT, etc.) Transmissions are encrypted with proprietary technology that allows information to be sent securely, in “real-time”, world wide.
Transmissions can typically contain more information than “always on” RFID, GSM or cellular based devices. CAMS can be queried while “en route” by shipper, receiver, governing agencies, insurance and, or bonding companies. Bandwidth or transmission costs are calculated on actual use, as CAMS transmission needs are exceedingly small, normal operating costs can be considerably less.
CAMS are smart devices, and will seek to communicate with other CAMS devices and “mesh” or self network to create optimal communications, and are not “line of sight” (LOS) dependent to communicate. This allows buried or containers located on the bottom of a stack to transmit information to other equipped containers.
Installations can be either concealed (covert) or in-plain-sight (overt) and will supplement GPS location, independent of that network. (CAMS can be given information on destination, speed, weather etc. and can calculate location, with advanced fuzzy logic and inertial guidance techniques.), Sensors monitor atmospheric continuity within the container, if a door has been open, the contents and can identify narcotics, explosives, radioactive material, biological contaminates, or “other” unwanted or restricted substances within the container including people and animals.
CAMS is exceedingly accurate and needs only minute’ samples to determine if a substance exists within a container.
CAMS is secured within a “Hardware Firewall”™ that also protects internal software. This secure case will actually cause the contents of the CAMS device to self destruct assuring that no tampering, or reverse engineering has been attempted or occurred. Historical data will be transmitted intact, and remain intact and available for forensic uses. CAMS will transmit information if an attempt has or is happening, in real time and can be designed to collect information on the attacker or attackers.
CAMS cannot be signal scanned in an attempt to locate the device as it does not transmit for any discernable amount of time. Transmissions are controlled independently and internally and not sent at “regular” intervals.
CAMS technology is years ahead of the RFID development standard and exceeds even those most optimistic technology projections.
RFID is referenced as a basis to define the market. CAMS perform in similar domains, but far out performs their standard. CAMS technology transcends and overlaps other market sectors currently being serviced by RFID as there was, NO other available technology, until now.
In summary, Gatekeeper presents the CAMS CSD as an affordable, multi-purpose device to be affixed inside each individual shipping container, which combines various functions including intrusion detection, geo-location, detection of dangerous materials, and a communication device. These multiple functions provide the following uses:
- Protection from intrusion into, and tampering of the container.
- Full detection capabilities for nuclear and radioactive materials, narcotic drugs or other dangerous or unwanted materials;
- Monitoring the location and security of the container throughout its voyage and transfer to land transportation modes; and
- Communicating a warning of any attempted theft of container goods.
The base unit is modular and has been designed to accept “other” customer specific needs or specifications on an individual basis.