The ATLAS® ULock is an electronic seal that is suitable for securing the chain of custody in a supply chain. Its compact size and long battery life of up to 3 years makes it viable for the locking of small to medium trucks, boxes and other lockable conveyances that don’t require real time security tracking. The ATLAS® ULock is well suited for milestone tracking whereby the integrity of the chain of custody can be verified electronically and visually. The ATLAS® ULock has 3 locking mechanisms, namely the stainless steel cable for physical security, the serialised mechanical seal for visual security and the electronic arming mechanism for electronic security. With its easy readability using a smart phone (Android) that has Bluetooth 4.1, any person in the supply chain can provide monitoring for the ATLAS® ULock.
The ATLAS® ULock platform provides a chain of custody workflow that allows users to create trips and conveyances that are to be secured. Using the ATLAS® ULock mobile app, the ATLAS® ULock can be assigned to trips to be locked on the conveyances and armed. Thereafter, inspection, transfer of custody and/or delivery in the supply chain can be performed using the mobile app with a Bluetooth 4.1 smart phone (Android). All transactions and events is visible on the web platform to track the chain of custody. In the event of a tamper, this would be detected at the next scan and an exception procedure can be initiated to investigate further using the ATLAS® ULock platform as a guide.
More complex tracking requirements will be subject to further discussion and customisation.