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Assistant for Security alerts via GPS proximity Notification and Alerts

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010548D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Dec-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Dec-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Security assistant software used to enforce restraining orders

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Assistant for Security alerts via GPS proximity Notification and Alerts

When a restraining order is issued prohibiting one person from coming in contact with another person, it would be nice to provide a way to alert the person that issued the restraining order of the problem or under some circumstances the person against whom the restraining order is issued. Proposed is software that provides an assistance with specifying the rules and allows notification as programmed. The software would provide a quick ETA/ETE (Estimated Time Enroute) for the arrival at the destination.

The "security assistant" software accepts interfaces to identify the people involved. It uses existing applications, such as, calendar checking, scheduling and notification. It also provides additional support related to pervasive computing devices that involves specification of conditions related to proximity, time to meeting and distance from meeting. It provides for alerts and notification of proximity's or conflicts as programmed. For example it could notify the "victim" that there is a potential scheduling problem. The victim could then rearrange his schedule to avoid the problem. Similarly, the person against whom the restraining order is issued may be contacted and the problem avoided.

With the usage of pervasive computing devices (including wireless networking and GPS devices and PDA) owned by people involved, the program can determine their location(s). By providing software that will...