This is how NFC tags are working
The NFC (Near Field Communication) technology is used, for example, for contactless payment by credit card or smartphone, as well as in numerous ticket systems in public spaces. The weatherproof NFC tags can be mounted onto all kinds of objects - from trees to street lights to sewer shafts and many more. When writing a tag, a unique number is stored on the NFC tag. The employee of the municipality or city can mount the NFC tags spontaneously during the inspection and write them very easily using the EineStadt app.
Later, the inspector only has to hold his tablet or mobile phone to the NFC tag and is getting forwarded directly to the appropriate input form for the object. There he can edit the property's attributes and document the property control and maintenance completely digitally.
This saves time to search for the property in confusing tables or map sections.
How EineStadt uses NFC technology - simply explained
Involving easily the citizens of your municipality
If you want, the citizen participation system can easily be activated for certain applications. Citizens can then easily use the chips with their smartphone without having to download an app. For example, full trash cans, defective street lamps or broken play equipment can be reported very easily. And that at any time of the day or night and without having to ask the right contact person.
The citizen receives only limited information about the object, for example which tree species it is, while the employee can see all the data through the login function.
Later, employees can touch the NFC tag with their tablet or cell phone will automatically be taken to the appropriate input form for the respective object. Inspection, measures and maintenance can completely get digitally documented.
As soon as the employees smartphone touches the NFC chip, this process gets automatically recorded. In the case of damage to property or personal injury, evidence can be provided that the employee was on site.
EineStadt is an ideal NFC app, with which you can digitize your municipality or your company. This saves time and effort of looking for the object in large tables or map sections. The NFC software reminds its users for inspections in time and simplifies documentation.
By the way: If the NFC tag is no longer in the right place, the EineStadt software will inform you – provided the location data is activated on the end device. If an NFC chip is removed or damaged, it can be retrofitted in seconds.
NFC tags in practice with the EineStadt app
The special NFC tags for screwing or gluing for playground insprction can withstand any temperature and weather. The inspector holds his tablet to the NFC tag and is getting forwarded directly to the input form for the correct object. Attributes can be edited there and it is legally proven that the inspector was actually at the object.
How NFC tags make your everyday life easier
Replace your analog number plates with modern NFC tags and benefit from the following advantages:
✔️ Easy handling
No number has to be entered and the objects do not have to be searched for in a map or list
✔️ No risk of confusion
Since each object has its own tag with an identification number, there is no risk of confusion
✔️ Proof of work integrated automatically
As soon as the tag gets touched with the smartphone, later can be proven that the employee was actually on site
✔️ Seamless integration of external service providers
Since only one system is used, this prevents an object from being assigned different numbers and reduces sources of error
The practical NFC tags do not need a battery and therefore do not have to be serviced regularly
✔️ Individual design
You can have the tags individually printed and thus help your community to be more visible in public spaces
✔️ Easy retrofitting
Should an NFC tag be damaged or missing, a new chip can simply be loaded with the existing identification number
✔️ Long outdoor durability
The special NFC tags have a shelf life of 10+ years and withstand solar radiation, temperature and weather
Report defects with the NFC app EineStadt & involve local residents
If desired, the NFC software EineStadt can ideally use NFC as a defect reporter. In a city, the citizen defect report system works very easily and without any problems: Citizens can read the NFC chips with their smartphones, without having to download an app. For example, full garbage cans, defective street lamps or broken playground equipment can be reported very easily. At any time of the day or night and without having to ask the right contact person.
Get informed how the citizen defect report system works in detail and how you can finally use the advantages of such an application in your city or company. Feel free to contact us at any time!