RFID and biometrics provider RCG Holdings Limited has signed a contract to provide its RFID security personnel patrol solution, the Guard Tour Monitoring solution, to the Malaysian Ministry of Education (MOE). The solution uses Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication enabled by RFID and wireless technologies to improve operational efficiency in the security patrol process.
The first phase of the project will be delivered to a total of 22 schools in Kerian, Perak in Malaysia. Following confirmation of the solution specification by the MOE and commissioning of the project, RCG will be negotiating with the MOE for the next phase of installment to a further 10,000 schools in Malaysia, a potential $7.7 million investment over the next three years.
RCG’s RFID Guard Tour Monitoring solution uses portable wireless R10 RFID readers and Guard Tour Monitoring software. The solution allows security personnel to patrol school premises carrying the R10 device and performing verification checks at designated locations outfitted with RFID tags. Upon detection of the RFID tag, the R10 device, which is equipped with Bluetooth technology, automatically transmits patrol-related data to a Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone and then to a central server through a GPRS, thus enabling real-time tracking and security reporting.
The Guard Tour Monitoring software instantly records each transaction and then issues an alert to administrators which allows for real-time monitoring of the school’s security situation and tracking of the security personnel’s movements. The security and school administrator will also be able to conduct post-patrol data analysis.
The system will replace the conventional systems that are currently used in Malaysian schools, which require manual checking at each location with no real-time features and no PC connections present.