Recording, monitoring, and tracking attendance at educational institutions is challenging - especially when the student-number is in thousands. Over the years, many technologies came into existence to simplify the attendance management, whilst providing better solutions to fix challenges in the same. While few utilise advanced biometric tech, others simply rely on identification cards. Nevertheless, all possess their own distinctive features, advantages and disadvantages. RFID Walk Through Attendance Gate, in particular, is one of the ID card identification technologies developed for schools and educational organizations.
RFID stands for Radio-frequency Identification and is one of the Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) methods. Walk Through Attendance Gate is a wireless real-time RFID-based technology (sometimes combined with GPS tracking system) whose working generally comprises a Smart I-Card and a Reader. Contrary to the regular ID card recognition tech, RFID Walk Through utilizes a more sophisticated and effective methodology to identify and track objects
In RFID Walk Through Attendance Gate for schools, every individual of the institution is equipped with an I-Card that differs from a typical ID card by comprising only RFID recognizable chips that store instructive data about the individuals. An RFID Card Reader is installed in a pair of vertical walk through beams placed parallel to each other at the entrance of the school which acts as the detector. Every time a student carrying his/her respective I-Card passes through the walkthrough beams the reader inside detects and maps the individual present.
The best part of the wireless RFID-based attendance system is its integrability with the Cloud-based Student Management System/ Software. EduSys School ERP software application seamlessly integrates with the RFID-based system to record and track the regularity of the students. This way management can relax knowing that the data is secured to be accessed at anytime and from anywhere! Additionally, the SMS notification feature in the application enables the management to send attendance reports to parents upon a single click.
The installation of RFID Walk Through Gates isn't just restricted at the entrance of schools, their multi-purpose usability enables them to be implemented in a variety of areas—in libraries, in classrooms, etc.
The RFID Walk Through Attendance Gate based Student attendance management systems in India typically costs anywhere between 1000 to 2000 dollars. The price also depends on the service provider. Generally, the cost is determined by the number of I-Cards and Readers/ Detectors.
Just like every other system RFID Walk Through Attendance Gate possesses certain distinctive features, advantages and disadvantages. Given below are benefits and drawbacks of implementing the system.