Applying RFID to Parks & Recreation Services

Parks & Recreation departments are often responsible for planning and being in the foreground of community programs, for children, youth, young adults, adults, and seniors. It is their responsibility to make programs that give people of all ages a place to go, outside their homes, which emphasize the health and emotional well-being of all of its participants. It is extremely important that they are provided with the best possible facilities, to plan and facilitate community programs which guarantee an ongoing sense of safety, health, and well-being for all participants and staff.

GAO RFID understands that there is a rising need at Parks & Recreation services for solutions to make the numerous tasks and challenges easier including:

  • Managing Equipment
  • Managing Inventory
  • Managing Personnel
  • Controlling Access

Our experience in customizing RFID solutions may be able to help provide automation for many of the department’s workflow processes and offer a way for the organizations to keep an eye on important assets.

Exploring RFID for Parks & Recreation Services

Maintaining a positive communal environment at local Parks & Recreation facilities is the top priority of the parks & recreation departments so it’s important to have whatever tools you can find to ensure that your program is not only high quality, but is also safe and efficient. Running a program at a Parks & Recreation facility is a huge responsibility; whether it is to ensure maximum efficiency amongst your staff, managing the efficiency of department equipment or keeping track of paperwork. GAO RFID’s experience in customizing the capabilities of RFID can be a great opportunity to take the difficulty out of your day through improving personnel and asset efficiency and guaranteeing security in all Parks & Recreation facilities.

Applying Asset Tracking

Parks & Recreation professionals often have lots of assets to keep track of daily; from greens maintenance equipment to department fleet trucks to the first aid kits, food, and drinks. It’s important that all these assets are monitored, tracking, and the information regarding its locations and conditions are clearly available at all times.

There’s plenty of paperwork that needs to be filled out in any Parks & Recreation facility daily, but there’s also paperwork that needs to be easily and instantly accessible, when requested after an emergency or accident. Everything from participant attendance or contact information, to staff work schedules, or accident reports need to be efficiently stored and properly taken care of, so that they can be accessed, whenever necessary.

With our experience in deploying RFID technology to track assets, a way to help Parks & Recreation departments may be developed, thereby helping you stay on track of your asset utilization. Upon its implementation, it will also make it easy to locate documentation quickly and efficiently, without wasting precious man hours—keeping the administration of the department highly efficient.

Applying Access Control

It’s important to have an efficient system, in any parks & recreation facility for keeping track of personnel and participants’ location. By using the fundamentals of RFID technology for access control, we may be able to provide a great way to ensure that Parks & Recreation Programs are happening in a facility with the highest-level possible of security. RFID Badges can be used to verify the identity of visitors and employees, provide access to restricted areas only to employees, and locate personnel anywhere on site. This adds up to maximum visibility and security, throughout the facility and while on park grounds.

It’s important to have an efficient system for controlling access, in order to do everything from regulating access to specific equipment used in activities, for participants’ safety, to protecting equipment from loss and/or theft, to keeping unwanted visitors away from the premises. Every time a zone is access, the designed RFID system can be used to log the activity and reports can be easily created and viewed by security personnel in situations where detailed logs are required.

Integrating with Your Parks & Recreation Services 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 more efficient for all the visitors and staff at your parks and recreation services facility. The developed system can be deployed as a standalone solution or it can be integrated with other software solutions, according to the needs of any department.

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. The result will be an RFID solution that is seamlessly unified with the enterprise resource planning system that your city or town may currently be using.

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 Parks & Recreation Services System can be configured for your department.