The access “key” is provided through an INTUITIVE MOBILE APPLICATION. Only authorized operators will have the authorization to remove the cap and then access the tank valve. Completely self-powered with more than 8 YEARS autonomy, the hardware is contained in a waterproof cell protected by a manganese steel shell, cutting and drilling resistant.
The SPINCap system is designed and full compliant with the most recent European Directives like ATEX (2014/34/EU), RED (2014/53/EU) and EMC (2014/30/EU).
Hardware, based on ARM Cortex M4 MCU, interfaces with Android mobile devices (6.0 or higher) via Bluetooth 4.1. When the electronic lock is in “rest” condition, the rotation of the cap does not allow to unscrew it from the filling valve. Following the unlocking procedure via Android APP, the device exits from “rest” condition and it is therefore possible to unscrew it from the tank valve. SPINCap can be unlocked only by enabled operators (verification through login credentials) following the generation of unlocking keys called “Token“.
These tokens have daily validity and are calculated using a proprietary algorithm, similar to tokens in use in the banking system. While the operator is rotating the device for closing the valve, the system also identifies the tank by an RFID tag placed on the tank itself. In case of non-recognition or incorrect ID, the system will generate an alarm. At the actuation of the cap, the system uses a GPS receiver and a MEMS to detect latitude and longitude and any abnormal movement. Therefore, any access, attempt to access or non-regular closures will be recorded by the hardware device and transferred to the server via the mobile device, also keeping track of each event related to the tank valve.