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JP2007034911A
JP2007034911A JP2005220628A JP2005220628A JP2007034911A JP 2007034911 A JP2007034911 A JP 2007034911A JP 2005220628 A JP2005220628 A JP 2005220628A JP 2005220628 A JP2005220628 A JP 2005220628A JP 2007034911 A JP2007034911 A JP 2007034911A
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a monitoring system capable of proving that a specific object is handled by a person existing in a specific location. <P>SOLUTION: The monitoring system comprises an ID transmission means 4 arranged in a specific location and an ID reception means 11 arranged in a movable object 10. The ID transmission means and the ID reception means are respectively provided with electrodes 8, 12 for enabling an electrical signal to be transmitted or received through a human body 9 when the human body 9 touches them. The ID transmission means 4 has a function for storing an ID corresponding to the location in which the ID transmission means is arranged and transmitting the ID through the electrode. The ID reception means 11 has a function for receiving the ID transmitted by the ID transmission means through the electrode 12 and storing it. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2007,JPO&INPIT

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  The present invention relates to a system for monitoring an object.

There is a system for confirming whether or not a specific object has been carried through a regular route, and for specifying a transit location.
For example, an IC tag with a communication function for transmitting an ID is attached to a delivery item, and this ID is read by a reading device provided in the delivery process, and the data is transmitted to the management computer. The reading apparatus transmits its own position information to the management computer together with the read ID.

By doing so, the location information and the ID of the delivery item are transmitted to the management computer, and the management computer confirms the location of the delivery item being delivered from the received location information. Can do. Finally, it can be determined whether or not the delivery item has been delivered to the destination (see Patent Document 1).
In such a system, the ID read from the object and the position information of the reading device are transmitted to the management computer, and these are associated with each other by the management computer.

  On the other hand, there is a method of storing the own route history in an object instead of the management computer. In this method, ID transmitting means is provided at a place where an object passes, and storage means such as an IC tag for receiving and storing the ID is provided on the object side. Since the ID corresponding to the place where the object is routed is stored on the object side, if the ID stored in the storage means on the object side is read out later without using a management computer or the like, from the ID, You can see where the object passed.

The system as described above can be used for shoplifting detection, for example. In other words, in retail stores, an IC tag that can receive and store an ID is attached to each product, and at the checkout at the cash register, the store clerk brings the IC tag of the product close to the dedicated ID transmitter, A register ID for specifying a register is written in the IC tag. In this way, the cash register ID is stored in the IC tag of the product that has been settled. For example, after the store clerk receives the payment at the cash register, the IC tag of the product is brought close to the ID transmission device, and the cash register ID is input to the IC tag. Therefore, whether or not the cash register has been passed can be confirmed later depending on whether or not the cash register ID is stored in the IC tag of the product.
An ID is transmitted and received between the ID transmission device installed at the cash register and the IC tag attached to the product by wireless communication using a non-contact method at a short distance.
Japanese Patent Laid-Open No. 11-175621

When the non-contact communication method as described above is used, the register ID for specifying the location is written and stored in the IC tag of the product by bringing the product close to the ID transmitter installed in the register. In this way, for example, a shoplifter who attempted shoplifting takes a product to a cash register where the store clerk is away, and if the product is brought close to the ID transmission device, the register ID is given to the IC tag of the product. Can be written. If the cash register ID is stored in the IC tag of the product, it can be confirmed later to clear the suspect of shoplifting.
In other words, the product is just approaching the cash register ID transmission device, and although the price is not actually paid, the cash register ID is stored in the IC tag, and it is considered that the product has passed through the cash register.
In addition, it is necessary to let the store clerk perform the process of bringing the product close to the ID transmission device, and the work load is imposed on the store clerk, and even if the store clerk actually accounts, the process of bringing the product close to the ID transmission device is forgotten. There is a possibility of an accident that the ID is not stored in the IC tag.

At the cash register, when the payment is completed, the store clerk must bring the product close to the ID transmitter and input the cash register ID into the IC tag. Even if it is close to the ID transmitter, the cash register ID is written to the IC tag, so it was not possible to check whether the store clerk processed it.
It is also possible to install the ID transmission device on the store clerk side with the cashier counter as a boundary, and install it at a position away from the customer side. However, when there is no store clerk in the counter, shoplifters reach out. Thus, the product can receive the ID from the ID transmission device.

Such a problem may occur in the same manner even when the ID transmission / reception relationship is reversed. That is, even when an ID transmission function is provided on the product side and an ID receiving device is provided at the checkout counter, a person other than the store clerk reaches out and reads the ID of the product that has not been paid for into the receiving device. There is a problem that can be.
It is an object of the present invention to provide a monitoring system that allows a particular object, such as a product, to be proved that it has been handled by a person located at a particular location.

  1st invention consists of the ID transmission means installed in the specific place, and the ID reception means provided in the movable object, When a human body touches each of the said ID transmission means and ID reception means, In addition to an electrode that enables transmission and reception of electrical signals through the human body, the ID transmission means has a function of storing an ID corresponding to the installation location and transmitting the ID through the electrode, and receiving the ID The means is characterized in that it has a function of receiving and storing the ID transmitted by the ID transmitting means through the electrode.

  The second invention is based on the first invention, and is characterized in that the ID transmitting means is provided on one or more specific places where a specific operation should be performed and a plane on which a person can stand. Have

  According to a third aspect of the present invention, either one of an ID transmission unit or an ID reception unit is provided on a plane where a person can stand in each of a plurality of specific places where a specific operation is to be performed. Each of the ID receiving means and the ID receiving means is provided with a partition that divides each place provided with any one of the ID receiving means, and when the human body touches each of the ID transmitting means and the ID receiving means, an electric signal can be transmitted and received through the human body. The ID transmitting means has a function of transmitting the stored ID via the electrode, and the ID receiving means receives the ID transmitted by the ID transmitting means via the electrode, Is characterized by memorizing.

4th invention presupposes the said 1st-3rd invention, The said ID receiving means has a function which matches and memorize | stores the transmission time or reception time of the ID in ID received from ID transmission means Characterized by points.
The reception time is the time when the ID receiving means receives the ID, and the ID receiving means has a clock function and is the time specified when the ID reception means itself receives the ID. The transmission time is the time when the ID transmission means transmits the ID. The ID transmission means has a clock function, and when transmitting the ID, the time is specified and transmitted together with the ID. However, both times can be regarded as the same time in most cases.

The fifth invention is based on the first to fourth inventions, and is characterized in that the object is provided with a handle, and the handle is provided with the electrode of the ID transmitting means or the electrode of the ID receiving means.
The handle includes not only a handle that protrudes from the article body, but also a handle that allows the hand to touch the part when the article is held. For example, the handle includes a recess for hooking a finger.

The sixth invention is based on any one of the first, second, fourth and fifth inventions, and is characterized in that the object is a means used at a specific place.
The means used at the specific place is a tool or a device used for work performed by a person at the specific place.

  7th invention presupposes the said 6th invention, The said means is equipped with the switch for functioning it, and this switch is linked with the ID transmission means or ID receiving means which provided in the means, The said switch It is characterized in that the ID transmitting means or the ID receiving means operates when an ID is entered.

According to the first to seventh inventions, it can be confirmed later that an object has been touched by a person at a specific place.
In particular, since the transmission of the ID from the ID transmitting means to the ID receiving means is limited to communication via the human body, it can be proved that the object has touched the human hand.
In this way, since it is possible to confirm not only the movement history of the object but also the person touching the object at each location, it is possible to infer whether or not any processing has been performed by the person.
For example, if an ID is exchanged between a cash register for product charge settlement and the product, it can be confirmed later whether or not the product has been handled by a store clerk at the cash register.

If an ID receiving means is provided on the object side and an ID transmitting means is provided on the specific location side, whether or not the object is handled by a person at the specific location from the data stored in the ID receiving means of the object Can be confirmed.
On the other hand, when an ID transmission means is provided on the object side and an ID reception means is provided on a specific location side, which object is handled at that location from the data stored in the ID reception means. Can be identified.
In either case, it can be confirmed whether or not a specific object has been handled by a person at a specific location.

In the first invention, since the ID receiving means is provided on the object side, it can be confirmed from the data stored in the ID receiving means provided on the object whether or not the object has been handled in a specific place.
For example, when an ID receiving unit is provided on the product side, when the product is not handled by a store clerk at a cash register due to shoplifting, the ID corresponding to the cash register is not stored in the product ID receiving unit. Accordingly, when the shoplifter is about to take out the product, the cash register ID is not stored in the product, so that it can be estimated that the product cost is not settled.
On the other hand, if the cash register ID is stored in the product, the shoplifting suspicion can be cleared.

According to the second invention, even if a person handling a specific object at a specific place is not particularly conscious, the ID receiving means provided with the object can receive the ID corresponding to the place.
For example, by setting the installation position of the ID transmission means to the floor of a place where the person (for example, a store clerk) should be present when the process is performed, the person does not specially perform the process of reading the ID. Can reliably read the ID.

In the first and second aspects of the invention, even when there are a plurality of specific positions, the movement history of the object can be confirmed only by the information stored in one ID receiving means.
When receiving means are provided at a place, in order to confirm the movement history of a specific object, it is necessary to integrate ID information received by ID receiving means installed at a plurality of places where the object is handled. There is no such need in the present invention.

  For example, when a management computer is used to integrate the IDs received by the ID receiving means, it is necessary to form a network connecting a plurality of ID sending means and the management computer. In the second invention, it is not necessary to form the network as described above. Thus, since it is not necessary to form a network, the ID transmission means can be easily installed at a new location.

According to the third aspect of the present invention, it is confirmed that an object is located at a place having a specific purpose from received information of IDs between a plurality of specific places where the specific operation is to be performed and the object. Can do. Thereby, it can be estimated that a specific operation has been performed.
In addition, by providing a partition between the specific places, the place where the specific action is performed is clearly divided, and the person who touched the object performs the specific action as well as the object is not located at the specific place. The accuracy at the time of estimating that it performed can be improved.

According to the fourth aspect, the movement history of the object can be confirmed.
According to the fifth aspect, when picking up a specific object, the person touches the ID transmitting means or the ID receiving means without being conscious of it. For this reason, it is possible to reliably transmit and receive IDs at a specific place without being particularly conscious.

  According to the sixth invention, it is possible to confirm whether or not the means is in the position in contact with a person at a specific place from the ID of the place stored in the means such as a tool. Therefore, for example, it is possible to confirm whether or not the worker has taken the necessary tool to the work site that uses the tool as a specific work means. Moreover, the tool is not simply placed at the place, but it is known that the person was at the position with the tool, so guess whether the worker has done the necessary work. You can also.

According to the seventh aspect, it is possible to confirm whether or not the means to be used in a specific place actually functions. Thereby, it can be estimated whether the operator etc. performed the work which should be performed at the place.
In particular, since IDs are sent and received only when the above means are functioning, it is not only that the tool or the like is touched at the place, but also whether or not the work is performed using that means. Can be guessed.

1 to 5 show a first embodiment of the present invention. The first embodiment is an example in which the system of the present invention is used for shoplifting monitoring.
FIG. 1 is a plan view of a store A in which this system is introduced. A plurality of merchandise display shelves 1 and a cashier counter 2 for performing payment settlement are provided. The cashier counter 2 is provided so as to surround a corner of the store, and a store clerk enters the store inside to correspond to a customer who purchases a product. An ordinary POS device 3 is provided on the cashier counter 2, and an ID transmitter as an ID transmitter of the present invention is provided on the floor inside the cashier counter 2, which is a plane on which a person can stand. 4 is embedded.

  As shown in FIG. 2, the ID transmission device 4 includes a storage unit 5 that stores a location ID that identifies the location, and a CPU 6, a transmission circuit 7, and a transmission electrode 8 connected to the storage unit 5. The CPU 6 has a function of transmitting the location ID stored in the storage unit 5 via the transmission circuit 7 and the transmission electrode 8, and the transmission circuit 7 has a function of outputting the location ID as an electric signal. ing. The electrical signal is not a radio wave transmitted wirelessly from the transmitting electrode 8 through the human body, but any current, electric field, voltage, or the like transmitted from the transmitting electrode 8 through the human body. Even things can be used. However, when a person wears non-conductive shoes or gloves such as a rubber bottom, it is difficult to send a current signal to the human body, so an electric field signal is used.

  In addition, the memory | storage part 5, CPU6, and the transmission circuit 7 of the said ID transmission device 4 can be comprised with an IC chip. The IC chip constituting the transmitter circuit 7 and the like can be provided below the transmitter electrode 8 or at a location away from the transmitter electrode 8 and not affected by the weight of the store clerk 9 standing on the transmitter electrode 8.

  On the other hand, as shown in FIG. 3, an IC seal 11 as an ID receiving means is affixed to the product 10 corresponding to the object of the present invention. As shown in FIG. 4, the IC seal 11 includes a receiving electrode 12, a receiving circuit 13, a CPU 14, and a storage unit 15. The reception electrode 12 is an electrode that receives the location ID transmitted from the transmission electrode 8 of the ID transmission device 4.

The receiving circuit 13 inputs the received signal as a location ID to the CPU 14, and the CPU 14 has a function of storing it in the storage unit 15. The CPU 14 may have a function of storing the received location ID in association with the location ID when the received location ID is stored in the storage unit 15.
Further, the CPU 14 has a function of outputting data stored in the storage unit 15 via an input / output unit (not shown).

The operation of the system will be described.
A customer who wants to purchase the product 10 takes the product 10 to the cashier counter 2. As shown in FIG. 5, the store clerk 9 in the cashier counter 2 stands on the transmission electrode 8 of the ID transmission device 4, receives the product 10 from the customer, and hands 9 b on the IC seal 11 portion affixed to the product 10. Touch. Then, the clerk 9 uses the POS device 3 to perform a normal payment settlement process.
When the hand 9b of the clerk 9 is in contact with the receiving electrode 12, the foot 9a is in contact with the transmitting electrode 8 installed on the floor. Therefore, the transmitting electrode 8 and the receiving electrode 12 are connected via the human body of the store clerk 9, and the place ID transmitted from the ID transmitting device 4 is the receiving electrode as indicated by the broken arrow B shown in FIG. 12 is transmitted.

In the IC seal 11 that has received the location ID via the reception electrode 12, the reception time is associated with the location ID received by the CPU 14 and stored in the storage unit 15.
In this way, the store clerk 9 in the cashier counter 2 only performs normal processing, and the merchandise 10 stores the location ID in the cashier counter 2 without performing any special work.
The location ID in the cashier counter 2 is stored in the IC seal 11 only when the transmitting electrode 8 and the receiving electrode 12 are connected via a human body.

Therefore, by reading the location ID stored in the IC seal 11 of the product 10 later, the product 10 has been touched by the clerk 9 standing at the position of the transmitting device 4 in the checkout counter 2. I can confirm.
On the other hand, when the product 10 is shoplifted, the location ID cannot be read from the IC seal of the product because the location ID is not stored in the IC seal 11. For this reason, if the clerk discovers that the product has been taken out without permission, the store clerk stops the person who brought it out, confirms that the location ID is not stored on the IC seal of the product, and passes the product through the cash register. It can also be a material that claims to have been taken away.
In some cases, when a customer is suspected of shoplifting, the location ID stored in the IC sticker 11 attached to the product 10 is read out and stored in the register counter 2. If we can confirm, we can clear unjust suspicion.

In this system, the place ID transmitted from the ID transmission device 4 is not transmitted by wireless communication as in the prior art. Therefore, if the product 10 passes near the register counter 2, the IC seal 11 is used. However, the location ID cannot be received. Therefore, it can be estimated more accurately whether or not the clerk 9 has processed the product 10.
However, it is desirable that only the store clerk can easily enter the cashier counter 2.
In the first embodiment, the standing position of the clerk 9 in the cashier counter 2 is a specific place of the present invention.

6 and 7 show a second embodiment of the present invention.
In the second embodiment, as shown in FIG. 6, an IC seal 11 that is an ID receiving means of the present invention is attached to the grip 16 a of the hand lamp 16. This hand lamp 16 is a hand lamp that is used when a guard goes around the building at night, and is lit by a switch 16b.
The IC seal 11 is the same as the IC seal 11 of the first embodiment shown in FIG. 4, and when the guard holds the grip 16a, the palm and the receiving electrode 12 come into contact with each other. . However, the switch 16b is connected to the receiving circuit 13 (see FIG. 4) of the IC seal 11 so that it operates only when the lamp is lit.

On the other hand, as shown in FIG. 7, ID transmission devices 4a, 4b, and 4c are installed on the route that the guards should visit. Here, ID transmitters 4a, 4b, and 4c are provided on the floors in the rooms 18a, 18b, and 18c facing the hallway 17, respectively. These ID transmission devices are the same devices as the ID transmission device 4 of the first embodiment shown in FIG. And the memory | storage part 5 of each ID transmission device 4a, 4b, 4c memorize | stored place ID which identifies each installation place, and has made the transmission electrode 8 exposed to the floor surface.
The place where the ID transmitters 4a, 4b, 4c are installed is a place where the guards must go when they go around the building. That is, it is necessary not only to open the doors of the rooms 18a, 18b, and 18c and look into the interior from the corridor 17 but also to check whether there is any abnormality by entering the interior with the hand lamp 16 after entering the interior. I am doing so.

  When the security guard turns on the switch 16b of the hand lamp 16, the IC seal 11 functions as an ID receiving means. Therefore, when the security guard carries the lit hand lamp 16 and makes a patrol in the building and stands on the ID transmission devices 4a, 4b, and 4c of the rooms 18a, 18b, and 18c, Is in contact with the transmission electrode 8 of the ID transmission device, the transmission electrode 8 and the reception electrode 12 are electrically connected via the human body of the guard. Accordingly, the location ID corresponding to the installation location of the ID transmitters 4a, 4b, 4c is transmitted from the transmitting electrode 8 to the receiving electrode 12 of the IC seal 11 attached to the hand lamp 16 via the human body. In the IC seal 11, the CPU 14 stores the received date and time in the storage unit 15 in association with the place ID received via the receiving electrode 12 and the receiving circuit 13.

  For example, when the security guard looks around the room with the hand lamp 16 on the ID transmission device 4a of the room 18a, the location ID and time of the room 18a are stored in the storage unit 15 of the IC seal 11 of the hand lamp 16. The Similarly, when a security guard stands in another room or other place where the ID transmission device is installed, the place ID of the place is transmitted to the IC seal 11.

Therefore, if the data stored in the storage unit 15 of the IC seal 11 is read later by a device (not shown), the location where the guards stopped can be confirmed from the location ID included in the data. The stop time and route can also be confirmed from the corresponding time data.
In addition, since the IC seal 11 of the hand lamp 16 functions as an ID receiving means only when the lamp is turned on, even if the security guard stands on the ID transmission devices 4a, 4b, 4c, 4d If the hand lamp 16 is not turned on, the location ID is not stored in the IC seal 11.

That is, it can also be confirmed from the place ID stored in the IC seal that the hand lamp 16 is lit at that place.
In the second embodiment, the installation location of the ID transmission device is a place to stop by, so the guard can turn on the hand lamp 16 from the data stored in the storage unit 15 to determine the location. You can check if you have visited the right place.

  As described above, when the system of the present invention is used, it is possible to confirm a history that a specific object is located at a specific place through a human hand. In this system, it is impossible to specify the person who holds the object or the movement of the person, but based on the presence of a human body between the transmitting electrode 8 and the receiving electrode 12 and the position data of the article. Thus, it can be inferred that a specific process performed by a person at a specific location, for example, receipt of a product fee or a tour around the room, has been performed.

In the second embodiment, the hand lamp 16 is a means used at a specific place of the present invention. The switch 16b for turning on the hand lamp 16 is a switch for functioning the means of the present invention, and a switch for functioning the ID receiving means.
However, the ID receiving means may be provided on the floor as a specific place, and the ID transmitting means may be provided on the hand lamp 16. In that case, the switch 16b is a switch for operating the ID transmission means.

Further, as means used in a specific place such as the hand lamp, for example, a cleaning tool, an inspection tool, and the like can be considered. If an ID transmitting means or an ID receiving means is provided in the cleaning tool, and an ID transmitting means or an ID receiving means is provided in a place to be cleaned, the cleaning tool is handed at that place from the data stored in the ID receiving means. It can be confirmed whether or not. Based on the confirmation result, it can be estimated whether or not the cleaning work has been performed at the place.
In addition, ID reception means or ID transmission means can be provided on inspection tools used for safety confirmation at construction sites or railway tracks, and ID transmission means or ID reception means can be provided at places where inspection should be performed. For example, it is possible to confirm later whether or not the necessary inspection tool has been obtained at that location. Then, it can be estimated whether necessary inspection work has been performed.
If any of the above-described means has a switch for causing it to function, the switch can be linked to the ID transmission means or the ID reception means to be a switch for the operation.

The third embodiment shown in FIGS. 8 and 9 is an example of a store in which a partition is provided between a plurality of specific places.
A store C shown in FIG. 8 includes a merchandise display shelf 1 and a checkout counter 2, and the checkout counter 1 includes a POS device 3. In addition, ID reception devices 11a and 11b are provided on the inner and outer floor surfaces of the cashier counter 2. These ID receivers 11a and 11b have the same configuration as the IC seal 11 shown in FIG. 4, and receive electrodes 12a and 12b are provided on the floor.

On the other hand, the product 10 is provided with an ID transmitter 4 having a transmitter electrode 8 on its surface. The ID transmitter 4 has the same configuration as that of the first embodiment shown in FIG. However, the memory | storage part 5 has memorize | stored product ID which specifies the goods 10 which are the objects of this invention.
When the human body is interposed between the transmitting electrode 8 of the ID transmitting device 4 of the product 10 and the receiving electrode 12a or 12b on the floor, the product ID is received by the ID receiving device 11a or the ID receiving device 11b. I try to do it.

The operation of this system will be described below.
A customer 19 takes a favorite product 10 from the display shelf 1 to the cashier counter 2. At this time, the transmitting electrode 8 on the product 10 side is in contact with the hand 19b of the customer 19. When the customer 19 stands on the ID receiving device 11b in front of the cashier counter 2, the foot 19a of the customer 19 comes into contact with the receiving electrode 12b, and the transmitting electrode 8 of the ID transmitting device 4 and the receiving electrode 12b Are connected via the human body of the customer 19, and the product ID of the product 10 is transmitted to the receiving electrode 12b as indicated by the dashed arrow D shown in FIG.
In the receiving device 11b, the received product ID is stored in association with the received time.

Next, the clerk 9 standing on the receiving device 11 a in the cashier counter 2 receives the product 10 from the customer 19. At this time, since the foot 9a of the store clerk 9 and the receiving electrode 11a are in contact, when the hand 9b touches the transmitting electrode 8 of the ID transmitting device 4 of the product 10, the space between the transmitting electrode 8 and the receiving electrode 12a Are connected through the human body of the clerk 9.
Therefore, the product ID is transmitted from the transmitting electrode 8 to the receiving electrode 12a. The receiving device 11a that has received the product ID stores the received product ID in association with the reception time.
Thereafter, when the payment is completed, the product 10 is again delivered to the customer 19, but when the customer 19 receives the product 10, the space between the transmitting electrode 8 and the receiving electrode 12b is again between the human body of the customer 19 And the product ID is transmitted to the receiving device 11b and stored in association with the reception time.

  In this manner, the product IDs associated with the reception times are stored in the reception devices 11a and 11b. Therefore, when the product ID stored in the receiving devices 11a and 11b is read, it is possible to know when the product is handled at the place. For example, if a customer 19 brings a product from the display shelf to the cashier counter t1, t2 when the store clerk 9 receives it, and t3 when the customer receives it after payment, a specific product. The times t1, t2, and t3 associated with the ID are stored in the receiving devices 11b, 11a, and 11b, respectively. From these data, it can be confirmed that the product 10 has passed from the customer to the store clerk through the cashier counter 2 and also to the customer. Thereby, it can be estimated that the product 10 has been properly taken out through the cash register.

If the customer does not pay for the item, since the product ID is not stored in the receiving device 11a after t1 when the product ID is stored in the receiving device 11b, the clerk in the cashier counter 2 It turns out that 10 is not picked up, and it is understood that there is a possibility that it was taken out illegally.
In addition, when a store clerk tries to illegally take away the product 10 of the store, the store clerk stands on the ID receiving device 11b installed outside the checkout counter 2 instead of the customer, and then the storeclerk in the checkout counter 2 It is conceivable that the product ID is read three times by standing on the ID receiving device 11a installed at a place where the product should stand and further standing on the ID receiving device 11b outside the cashier counter 2. However, in such a case, an unauthorized person must go back and forth inside the cashier counter 2. When such fraud is performed, since the interval between the reception times t1, t2, and t3 becomes longer than when the product 10 is exchanged over the register counter 2, the fraud can be suspected. Similarly, even in the case where a free gift or the like in the cashier counter 2 is provided to a customer, if the store clerk of the own store illegally takes out a free gift, it can be estimated. Thus, when providing a prize or the like from the cashier counter 2, the ID receiving device 11a in the cashier counter 2 first receives the product ID, and then the ID receiving device 11b receives the product ID. From the interval between these reception times t2 and t3, it may be estimated whether the employee has turned out of the cashier counter 2 and has become a customer.

In order to determine the product ID and time data, it is necessary to read data from the two ID receiving devices 11a and 11b installed inside and outside the cashier counter 2 which is a plurality of specific places. Data may be read separately from the individual ID receiving devices 11a and 11b, or a management computer may be connected to the ID receiving devices 11a and 11b, and the data may be output via the management computer.
Further, in the third embodiment, the cashier counter 2 is provided between a specific place where the store clerk 9 should stand and a specific place where the customer 19 should stand to partition each specific place. That is, the cash register counter 2 is a partition of the present invention. With such a partition, it is possible to more accurately grasp whether or not the object has been touched at the place where both should stand.

In the above embodiment, either the ID transmission unit or the ID reception unit may be provided on the object. Depending on how the system of the present invention is used, it may be determined which of the ID transmission means is provided.
For example, when the location ID is stored on the object side, it is possible to determine whether the object ID is correctly taken out by detecting the ID on the object side. However, if the object disappears, the stored ID data cannot be read out.
On the other hand, when monitoring that an object has been taken out and confirming that there is an object that has been taken out later, an ID receiving means is provided at a specific location, and the ID of the object is set at a specific location. If it is made to memorize | store, it can confirm later that the specific object has been taken out illegally.

In addition, in order to confirm later whether you have brought the tools necessary for inspection work, etc., it is better to provide ID receiving means on the object side, so that each object is brought to the place where it is necessary. Since it is stored whether or not it has been read, the data reading process is simple.
In the above embodiment, the transmitting electrode of the ID transmitting means and the receiving electrode of the ID receiving means are both provided on the surface so as to be in contact with the human body. However, a substance capable of transmitting an ID signal to and from the human body. May be interposed. In particular, if the ID signal is an electric field signal, a non-conductive substance such as shoes may be interposed between the transmitting electrode and the receiving electrode.

Further, in each of the above embodiments, the ID receiving unit stores the received ID in association with the received ID. However, instead of the reception time, the ID receiving unit may associate the transmission time. The transmission time in this case is specified when the ID transmission means transmits the ID, and is transmitted together with the ID.
However, these times may not be stored.

It is a top view of the store which showed the position of the ID transmission means in 1st Embodiment. It is a block diagram of the ID transmission means of 1st Embodiment. It is a perspective view of goods of a 1st embodiment. It is a block diagram of the ID receiving means of 1st Embodiment. It is a schematic diagram for demonstrating the effect | action of 1st Embodiment. It is a perspective view of the hand lamp of 2nd Embodiment. It is a top view in the building which showed the position of the ID transmission means in 2nd Embodiment. It is a top view of the store which showed the position of the ID transmission means in 3rd Embodiment. It is a schematic diagram for demonstrating the effect | action of 3rd Embodiment.

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4 ID transmitter 4a, 4b, 4c ID transmitter 5 Storage unit 8 Transmitter electrode 9 Sales clerk 9a Foot 9b Hand 10 Product 11 IC seal 12 Reception electrode 15 Storage unit 16 Hand lamp 16a Handle 16b Switch 11a, 11b ID receiver 12a, 12b Reception electrode 19 Customer 19a Foot 19b Hand

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  1.   It consists of an ID transmission means installed at a specific location and an ID reception means provided on a movable object. When the human body touches each of the ID transmission means and the ID reception means, electricity is passed through the human body. In addition to providing an electrode that enables transmission and reception of signals, the ID transmitting unit has a function of storing an ID corresponding to an installation location and transmitting the ID through the electrode, and the ID receiving unit includes an ID transmitting unit. A monitoring system having a function of receiving the ID transmitted from the terminal via the electrode and storing it.
  2.   The monitoring system according to claim 1, wherein the ID transmission means is provided on a plane where one person can stand and which is one or a plurality of specific places where a specific operation is to be performed.
  3.   Each of a plurality of specific places where a specific operation is to be performed and a plane on which a person can stand is provided with either one of ID transmission means or ID reception means, and either ID transmission means or ID reception means Each of the ID transmitting means and the ID receiving means includes an electrode that enables transmission and reception of electric signals through the human body when touched by the human body. The ID transmitting unit has a function of transmitting the stored ID through the electrode, and the ID receiving unit has a function of receiving the ID transmitted by the ID transmitting unit through the electrode and storing it. Monitoring system.
  4.   The monitoring system according to claim 1, wherein the ID receiving unit has a function of storing an ID received from the ID transmitting unit in association with a transmission time or a reception time of the ID.
  5.   The monitoring system according to claim 1, wherein the object is provided with a handle, and the handle includes an electrode of the ID transmitting unit or an electrode of the ID receiving unit.
  6.   6. The object monitoring system according to claim 1, wherein the object is a means used in a specific place.
  7.   The means includes a switch for causing it to function, and is linked to an ID transmission means or an ID reception means provided in the means, and when the switch is turned on, the ID transmission means or the ID reception means The monitoring system according to claim 6, wherein the monitoring system is configured to operate.
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