Applying RFID to Private Schools

With smaller class sizes and a plethora of extra-curricular activities, private schools across Canada and the U.S. give parents and students the unique opportunity to be a part of a school system designed for their child’s special needs. Private schools, with their own unequalled advantages, require security systems that are a vital part of keeping both students and staff safe and secure.

GAO can use its experience in RFID and work with you to explore solutions for private schools that can help education service providers tackle a variety of challenges that they face with regards to the unique services that they provide each day, such as:

Checking the inventory of supplies in classrooms and gyms

  • Tracking and managing student report cards and other personal documentation
  • Managing cleaning logs for classrooms and washrooms
  • Checking staff and student identification when necessary
  • Tracking missing or lost electronic or laboratory equipment

Using RFID in Private Schools

Our RFID experience may be able help to automate administrative tasks so that your organization can run more efficiently. We can put our experience to work for you to help to ensure the increased safety and security of students and personnel in the institution and protect school property.

Controlling and Restricting Access to Private School Property and Persons

The safety of students, teachers and support staff in any educational system is a top priority; with multiple classrooms, gyms, parking areas and entrance ways, the management of employees, students and visitors to these areas is required to reduce risk and keep everyone safe.

The GAO RFID Access Control System utilizes a combination of wrist bands, badges and tags, along with strategically placed readers, to enable a fully automated access control system. This system may be applied to solidifying the security of your private school.

Time and Data Management

Assigning RFID badges to teachers and administrative staff enables the progression of students and the efficiency of staff to be monitored as they go through their daily activities. This method of personnel locating can also automatically log time and attendance and the resulting data can be seamlessly integrated with an existing payroll system.

Managing and Maintaining Inventory and Equipment

In order for private schools to operate smoothly and efficiently, all equipment on school grounds must be well maintained. With the introduction of tablets and laptops as an integral part of the student’s educational process, the availability and maintenance of computer equipment has become a vital part of private school success. As a result, all equipment will need to be efficiently tracked and monitored in order to prevent loss and remain well maintained.

We may be able to apply our RFID Asset Tracking System, and help you track, maintain and monitor equipment, thereby keeping the equipment safe, secure and available for your organization’s needs.

Integrally connected to equipment management is the task of inventory management and detailed tracking of all equipment in your organization. Private schools have a variety of supplies, gym equipment, musical instruments, and other capital intensive assets, which all need to be monitored, tracked and maintained for optimal use within the organization.

We can work together to explore how we can provide you with methods to track and categorize all school equipment, to ensure you have what you need when you need it.

Tracking Students, Teachers, Visitors and Unknown Personnel on School Property

Identifying and locating both students and staff in your organization is a necessary part of maintaining the safety and security. The GAO RFID Personnel Locating solution can be applied to enable administrative staff to locate students and other school personnel in the event they are needed unexpectedly. In addition, GAO RFID can provide you with specialized tags that have integrated alarms which ensure the safety of teachers, staff and students in case of danger from unknown sources. Once activated, the tag can message the monitoring system with staff’s or student’s identity and location to ensure quickest possible reaction time from either security or law enforcement.

Integrating RFID Solutions with Private School Management Systems

 The function of an RFID or radio frequency identification system is to collect in real-time the identification of objects or personnel, and all associated data.

The challenge arises when it’s time to put that collected information to work: seamlessly integrating RFID-generated data into educational applications so that essential information can be viewed, analyzed, applied and presented to end users is vital to the efficient operation and administration of an educational institution.

Competency assessment software, payroll systems, and decision support management tools are used to help make other educational and instructional processes more efficient. It is essential that an RFID solution is compatible with such systems. GAO RFID systems are designed for easy integration.

Please contact us for more information on how we can work together and explore ways to use RFID in your private school setting.