Applying RFID to Police Services

 

Police Departments and officers across North America are responsible for law enforcement and community-wide safety. With more than one million police officers combined in Canada and the U.S. on the front lines of communal issues, they require the best possible technology and resources to help them be effective law enforcement professionals.

GAO RFID understands that there is a rising need at police facilities for solutions to help overcome the common challenges faced each day including:

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

Each police force 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 Police departments improve their administration processes, asset and inventory monitoring, and personnel safety.

Exploring RFID for Police Services 

Police services organizations prioritize safety so it’s important to ensure that all documentation, resources, and staff have the most secure environment possible. In order to make safety a top priority it’s important to have an effective tracking system for staff, visitors, and all police service assets. GAO RFID’s experience in customizing the capabilities of RFID can be used to explore and develop solutions to simplify administration processes, increase safety, and protect assets.

Applying Asset Tracking

Everything from weaponry, to vehicles, to handcuffs, radios, and a variety of technological devices designed to make a police officer’s job easier are important tools for upholding the law. Because they’re important tools, they need to be properly managed in order to ensure effective maintenance and prevent loss.

Every police services organization has a lot of paperwork to keep track of, and each piece of paper is a crucial link to not only the crimes reported daily, but also to the everyday routine of police service professionals. Every form and every piece of evidence is extremely valuable so it’s important to have a system for keeping inventory in a safe place and track its whereabouts when required. By affixing RFID Tags onto these items, the system  only allows authorized personnel access to the information.

With our experience in deploying RFID technology to track assets, we can find a solution which makes it easier to track police equipment from firearms to patrol vehicles, and can keep track of maintenance logs and schedules to ensure all equipment is in top shape. Upon it’s implementation, it will also make it easy to locate documentation quickly and efficiently, while keeping documentation safe, visible, and easily accessible.

Applying People Tracking

In any police services organization, there’s a lot of people going in and out, so it’s important to keep everybody safe and have a thorough system for keeping track of everyone. It’s important to be prepared for emergencies because literally anything could happen, at any time. RFID tags can be used to verify the identity of visitors, and employees, and pinpoint peoples’ locations. With the knowledge we have gained from using RFID to track people, we can explore a way to monitor every tag, thereby allowing you to track their location in real-time via our web-based software.

Applying Access Control

Because security is an important part of the police services industry it’s important to keep outsiders out, and authorized personnel, and police service assets safe. The RFID system is a great way to control access to facilities, and make sure that only authorized personnel are wandering the premises. By using the fundamentals of RFID technology for access control, we may be able to provide a great way to control every door and garage on premises, assigning access levels to only the officers that require it. Every time an RFID Badge is used to access a locked door, the system will log it and provide a detailed report for administrators to review; this will help provide maximum visibility and security, throughout the building.

Integrating with your Police 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. The developed system can be deployed as a standalone solution or it 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 for police 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 your Police management system.

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 law enforcement organization.