For a long time now, prisons across the United States have been looking for ways to implement new technologies in order to create an environment that is safe without the costs spiralling wildly out of control. To this end there have been a number of innovations in recent years but perhaps the most significant of these is the burgeoning RFID technology which is now beginning to come into its own.
What Is RFID?
RFID is short for radio frequency identification and, as its name suggests, it is a system which makes use of radio frequencies embedded in to wearable devices to both track inmates and staff. The RFID chip is embedded in to something, usually a bracelet designed to be worn on the wrist or ankle, which then constantly broadcasts a radio signal. A control centre picks up these signals and can relay real time information about … Read the rest