Why can’t I just use my mobile phone to take damage pictures? They are time and date stamped?
The approach suggested is flawed and does not provide irrefutable protection:
- Not all mobile devices allow the date/time to be physically inserted onto the picture they take. That feature is not part of the default camera app provided by Apple or Android devices. Other 3rd party apps could be utilized to imprint that date/time on the picture, however, that information can be modified utilizing Photoshop to reflect any desired date/time placing that time stamp in question.
- If one considers the timestamp of a picture file (JPG, TIFF, BMP, etc.) at the operating system level on a device, it is possible to alter that data, especially as the picture file is transferred between devices, so the irrefutability of that timestamp becomes null. The same is equally true about the Metadata attached to the digital picture as it too can be easily changed by anyone.
Why would anyone take the time to change the time and date stamp on a picture?
Simple. If someone is being accused of causing damage at a repair cost that exceeds their financial point of pain, a few hundred dollars to the full replacement cost of the container, they would have reason. With Photector, each picture is taken in ...
If I damage a container, what’s my incentive to use Photector to take pictures and save it in blockchain?
You’ve damaged the container while it is under your care and custody in the interchange process which would leave your company responsible for the repair cost. You have a choice not to report it, and wait to get caught. If the next party involved ...
What is Photector?
Photector is the best way to capture, store, and share photo documentation of any exchange. Reduce searching and backtracking for photo evidence, bring your photo documentation into one secure, central place, for easy sharing and tamper-proof ...
I routinely get $250 damage invoices from shippers 30-60-90 days later--sometimes just for a dirty container! Even if I had photo evidence from Photector, shippers make me pay or threaten to drop me from the Interchange. It's not worth the hassle.
Did you know you can file a claim with the arbitration board of UIIA? That's their primary purpose within our industry, and photo evidence is your primary proof. If we all stand up for integrity, our industry continues to thrive. If everyone takes a ...
What is a Photector Event?
An event is a catalog of photos (up to 20) that captures the exchange of equipment along with providing date, time and GPS location with the ability to flag photos for review through the Photector app. An event also includes OCR to capture text and ...