Detex Proximity Pen System Review

It's a DETEX; it's the Best.

Complete Detex Watchman System with Software, includes 33 RFID “station“ Tags, Waterproof Reader, One Year Hardware Guarantee and Lifetime Software Support.  Includes both 9 pin Serial and USB cable.


New Version TopGuard Software:  Set it up yourself, or call us!

See The Summary Report 
See The Tour Report    See The Report Index
This is the Owner Manual:  Download from here.



Proximity-based Electronic Guard Tour Verification



Detex introduces the latest innovation in guard tour verification technology: the new GCS ProxiPen Data Acquisition Unit and TopGuard reporting software. ProxiPen’s data points are Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags, which the ProxiPen senses and reads automatically whenever they come into its reading range. You don’t need to actually touch the RFID tag to get a quick, accurate reading; just get close!

This means that ProxiPen can read a tag even if it is wet, frosty, dirty, greasy, or painted over. In fact, ProxiPen’s RFID tags may be concealed behind wallpaper, sheetrock, plaster, paneling, mirrors or any other nonmetallic surface; a real plus in applications where aesthetics or vandalism are considerations.

Toughness plus advanced technology – but easy to use. ProxiPen is compact, lightweight and easy to use since it has no external controls. Correct data readings are confirmed by visible and audible signals. Its electronics are sealed in a tough polycarbonate housing, making the reader completely waterproof and resistant to heat, shock and hydrocarbons.

Change your own battery. With its low power consumption, ProxiPen delivers 50,000 data readings from one “AA” battery, which you can change yourself without tools. Any stored data is preserved in non-volatile memory. To discourage tampering, the ProxiPen disables itself if the battery is removed for longer than 10 minutes and records the date and time the battery was removed. The ProxiPen is then easily reset with the state-of-the-art TopGuard software.

A Security System with Secured Software!  The software is password protected.  User, and Administrator.  Protect your reports from your employees.  The software reports show where the guard was at what time, and if he missed a control point on the tour.  It also lists incidents,  and each control point has a real NAME, not just a computer code.  Each Tour also registers the Guards Name, and the Tour Name.  Reports can be printed, saved, archived, and emailed.

Read Range:  30mm Tags go out about 1 inch.  50mm Tags go out to 3 inches.  This is affected by environmental issues: Surface or hidden sub-surface mount. It is between 1 and and 3 inches, no contact required.

Reader Memory Capacity before required download:  4063 readings.  Takes less than 1minute to download when full.

Polycarbonate shock-resistant housing.  Drop it up to 4.5' to concrete, pick it up and continue to use it.  This is not delicate.

Easy do-it-yourself battery change:  1.5 volt AA battery, lasts 4-8 months depending on use.  One year on standby.

If you pull the battery, the unit will still hold the patrol memory for over a week!

If you want super-detailed reports, Detex also offers the Enterprise Software package for $995.00   Most platoons and guard companies do just fine with the free TopGuard software.