Phillips Connect has released two SmartLock products designed to safeguard trailer loads, ensuring that only authorized persons can move or unload the trailer the products are attached to.
The SmartLock Gladhand prevents any unauthorized movement or towing of any asset requiring a pneumatic gladhand connection. The locking pin that prevents air to the gladhand can only be activated or deactivated with the digital command. It is powered by an integrated non-rechargeable battery pack and requires no external electrical connection. The SmartLock Gladhand can be used on either the red emergency line or the blue service line.
The SmartLock Door is a stand-alone device that replaces the standard seal and can be installed in five minutes. With the SmartLock Door attached, the trailer door can only be unlocked using the digital command by fleet dispatch personnel, an authorized person at the receiving location, or it can be set to automatically unlock when entering the yard by leveraging the Connect1 platform. The SmartLock Door device guarantees that the full load is secure from shipper location to customer location, Phillips Connect officials said in a press release.
Both products are activated or deactivated by a digitally authenticated command completely controlled via Bluetooth LE communication interface.