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The modern way to monitor staff movements

While I was standing in the entrance to the Arndale centre earlier today, a cleaner came out and used his mobile phone to take a photograph in the corner. This raised my curiosity and I looked at the corner after he had left, noticing a small plaque fixed to the side with a barcode display.

This is something that I have not seen before, but I am assuming that it is a modern variation on the clock system used to ensure that guards have completed their rounds. If this is true then I cannot imagine why they would require a barcode. Surely a small number or symbol would serve the same purpose? In fact they could even take a photograph of the nearest shop to prove their location.

Has anyone seen this before or have any inside knowledge as to what the actual purpose is? I am now regretting not having asked the cleaner while I was there because I am extremely curious.

Image Credit » Photograph taken by myself (Barry Chadwick)

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nbaquero wrote on March 9, 2015, 4:27 PM

Koalemos very intriguing, I looked up the website URL and doesn't match any monitoring system. If you find something let me know.

bestwriter wrote on March 9, 2015, 7:48 PM

With modern methods anything is possible, just as the housekeeping staff opening the door without any key. Remember? (lol)

Koalemos wrote on March 10, 2015, 3:43 AM

I also checked the website URL which relates to a security system.

Koalemos wrote on March 10, 2015, 3:45 AM

We never think twice about such things as remotes to change television channels or keypads to set an alarm, but always find the ones we do not know very intriguing.

bestwriter wrote on March 10, 2015, 3:47 AM

And even meddling with the A C. and then we say we have no exercise (lol)

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nbaquero wrote on March 10, 2015, 10:34 AM

Really Koalemos ? I was directed to a Newspaper Webpage (Albion Monitor) I must have typed something wrong...

Last Edited: March 10, 2015, 10:49 AM

arthurchappell wrote on March 13, 2015, 11:05 AM

sounds feasible and a little bit creepy at the same time

Koalemos wrote on March 14, 2015, 7:22 AM

It seems rather odd that the small plaque has likely been there for years, yet I have never noticed it before.