Aeroscout Inc., a provider of asset visibility solutions, has announced the adoption of its visibilty solution by two educational institutions. With each school using the techonology in a different way, the Aeroscout solutions provide some real world examples of how schools can use RFID technology to cope with various school security issues.
Lincoln University, a Pennsylvannia liberal arts college with a student body of 2,300, is using the Aeroscout solution to track valuable audio-visual and maintenance equipment. AeroScout T3 Wi-Fi–based Active RFID tags are affixed to the equipment. The tags communicate with the school’s established Wi-Fi network, and AeroScout’s MobileView software then displays the location of the tags in real time. If a tagged piece of equipment leaves its predetermined zone, an alert is automatically sent to Lincoln’s IT department.
Strong Rock Christian School is an institution in Georgia combining an elementary school, middle school, and high school on one 168-acre campus. Strong Rock is using Aeroscout’s solutions in combination with its Wi-Fi network to enhance campus security and student safety.
All visitors at Strong Rock, from parents and outside vendors to contractors and repairmen, are issued clip-on Aeroscout T2 tags. The tags enable MobileView software to display the location of each person in real time on a map of the campus monitored by school security. If a visitor deviates from their intended campus destination, the system alerts security staff.