In the workhouse inside the prison, scissors, wrenches, pliers, yarn cut and many other tools are available for prisoners to work with. If not managed properly, these tools can be dangerous outside the workhouse. Prisoners may use them to commit suicide or fight. The current way of managing the tools is error- prone.
Considered the special identity of prisoners, prisoner management needs more cautiousness than the usual personnel management. The traditional way of roll call took long and could fail to call the whole roll. Likewise, the traditional way of managing the tool was not efficient enough to achieve a 100% checking accuracy. One small mistake in personnel or tool management can lead to a serious problem. Without real-time supervision, the administrators cannot respond in time to any sudden incident.
After the site inspection, Chainway picked up HF RFID technology to overcome these challenges. The current information system in the prison is a helper, too. Chainway connected her handheld RFID reader to this system and input all the data into it, thus realized an intelligent management of personnel and tools.
Roll Call Management
The handheld gets all prisoners' data from the current information system in the prison. Every prisoner is given an electronic ID badge which carries all his/her personal information. When roll calling, the guard uses a handheld to scan the badge at the same time. This double check ensures that every prisoner on the roll is being called.
Before a prisoner gets a tool, the guard scans the prisoner's ID badge and the RFID tag on the tool. The system on the RFID reader will register the tool under the name of the prisoner.
When the prisoner returns the tool, the guard first scans his/her ID badge. All the tools registered under his/her name will be listed on the handheld. Then the guard scans the tag of the tool. Once scanned, the tool will be eliminated automatically from the list. If all tools are given back, the list will be empty; if not, the guard will know which tool under which prisoner's name is missing. That way the guard can take actions immediately.
The real-time data of prisoners and tools will be transmitted from the handheld computer to the administration server via internet.
The administrator can know the real-time situation of all areas from the background system and run a general management.
It simplifies the process of roll call and tool management.
It avoids human mistakes such as roll call omission and tool missing.
Administrators can take quick action in case of emergency.
The transmission of the prisoners' data between the handheld computer and the backend data base makes the data checking and management faster and easier.
P/N: C5000, C3000
Functions: HF RFID or UHF RFID, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth