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)