To ensure child safety in India, most of the schools today are using RFID technology. The reason behind growing demand of RFID in school industry is its affordable cost and efficiency. Schools are using RFID in their libraries, entry gates and school buses so that it is easier to track the students inside the school premises. The use of RFID system in school premises not only improves student security, but also helps in better management of the school.
RFID stands for radio frequency identification. Here the data is transferred from RFID tag to RFID reader through radio frequency waves. It does not need any physical contact between the reader and the tag. Active RFID tags can read objects present at a long distance while passive RFID tags are useful for a short distance.
School buses: By installing RFID tracking system in school buses it becomes easier to track where and when the students boarded and deboarded the bus. As soon as the students board/deboard the bus, parents will get notifications, which ensures peace of mind.
Apart from using RFID tracker, schools are also using GPS school bus tracking technology, which enables real-time tracking of school buses. If a bus is equipped with GPS tracking system, it becomes handy to track the current location of the bus. Also, parents and school admin can get timely notification about the arrival and departure of the school bus, changes in school bus routes and reason of delay.