Applying RFID to Correctional Facilities

For Correctional Facilities across Canada and the U.S., working with a community of offenders is never predictable so it’s important to have facilities that are equipped for all types of emergencies, and all kinds of problems that may come up amongst not only adult offenders but staff as well.

GAO RFID understands that there is a rising need at correctional facilities for solutions to tackle the common issues faced each day, including:

  • Managing Equipment
  • Managing Inventory
  • Managing Personnel and Inmates
  • Controlling Access

Each correctional service facility is tasked with providing high-quality services while continuously striving to become more cost-effective and business-focused. Our experience in customizing RFID solutions may be able to help provide better visibility and create automation for many of the industry’s most important processes.

Exploring RFID for Correctional Facility Services 

In order to ensure proper care, custody, and control of offenders, facilities that benefit the overall security of staff, offenders, and on site resources or equipment are extremely important. Having the most efficient possible facility for offender incarceration and rehabilitation is also an important part of any correctional facility officer’s job so it’s important to take all precautions necessary to ensure maximum security and care. GAO RFID’s experience in customizing the capabilities of RFID can be used to explore and develop solutions to ensure maximum security and efficiency in all Correctional Facility Service organizations.

Applying Asset Tracking

Because Correctional Facility Service professionals’ jobs are unpredictable, being prepared for anything is extremely important. An important part of being prepared for anything is having reliable equipment which helps Correctional Facility officers maintain order and security for all. It’s also important that Correctional Facility officers know where equipment that helps make their job easier and safer is at all times, so that no time is ever wasted.

Keeping track of offender activity generates a lot of paperwork, and all that paperwork is an extremely important part of offender care, custody, and rehabilitation. There is also a team of Correctional Facility officers to keep track of, as well as the need to keep track of their work hours and any incidents that occurred while on duty generates an equal amount of paperwork; all this paperwork has the same level of importance.

Using RFID Tags, every piece of equipment at the facility can be tracked and monitored to make them easy to locate, prevent loss, and make sure they are maintained in a timely manner. With our experience in deploying RFID technology to track assets, a way to ensure that equipment is properly taken care of may be developed, thereby preventing the loss or damage of equipment. Upon it’s implementation, it will also make it easy to locate documents quickly and efficiently, while keeping documentation safe, visible, and easily accessible.

Applying People Tracking

Managing personnel and inmates is an important part of any Correctional facility. Knowing where correctional officers and administrative staff are at all times is not only an important part of maintaining efficiency, but helps ensure that the facility is ready for all types of emergencies. More importantly, RFID technology can be used to track every inmate as they are transferred from cell to cell. RFID Tags can be used to verify the identity of visitors, inmates, and employees, and pinpoint personnel and inmates’ location. With the knowledge we have gained from using RFID to track people, we can explore a way to monitor every tag to provide maximum visibility and security throughout the building so that correctional facility officers can respond quickly and efficiently to emergencies.

Applying Access Control

In any correctional services facility it’s important to have the most efficient system possible for controlling access. By using the fundamentals of RFID technology for access control, we may be able to provide a great way to control access to regulate inmate activity and access, and ensure that only authorized personal have access to designated areas on site. We may be able to develop a solution that allows your security team the opportunity to maintain a database of employee and visitor activity, and control access to designated areas or buildings.

Integrating with your Correction Facility Management System

By combining our RFID expertise and your organizations’ experience and existing systems, we are confident that we can demonstrate a way in which RFID can empower you to make your organization safer and efficient for all the inmates and staff at your correctional facility. The developed system can be deployed as a standalone solution or can be integrated with other software solutions, according to each customer’s needs.

At the core of our solution is GAO RFID’s AUTO-ID Engine, which incorporates middleware and essential RFID functions that perform RFID data collection and information processing. Our AUTO-ID Engine seamlessly integrates with a wide variety of information management systems so that you can access the data it collects directly via the system or systems you currently have in place.

Our team of professionals will use our hardware and system integration expertise to integrate the GAO RFID Solution with your IT architecture.

We can work with you to integrate the RFID tracking data collected from our custom solution with today’s leading information management systems in your industry.

List of Relevant Information Management Systems

Contact us for more information on how our RFID Systems can be configured for your organization.