The Hamburg Police Department is using a new innovative radio frequency identification (RFID) system created by Schreiner LogiData for the management of their guns and vests. Small RFID labels and tags are embedded onto bullet-proof vests, guns and other firearms issued to police officers in the department. A software is used to track and manage the items. The RFID system automatically identifies and registers each piece of equipment during check in and check out. It also tracks the guns and vests while the police officers are on duty. The RFID system is a fast, efficient way to track equipment and save the police department time and money. It also ensures the safety of police officers and the general public.
When the police officers go on duty, they check out their guns and vests. Each vest is custom tailored to the individual measurement of the police officer. For security reasons, each gun is personally issued to a police officer. Using the RFID system makes it easy and fast to match the correct vest and gun to the police officer during check-out.
The RFID labels enable real-time management of guns and vests. The RFID system tracks the guns and vests during the police officer's shift, allowing the department to know where each item is at any point in time. The RFID tags can also help identify police officers in case of accidents.
Once the police officers end their shifts and go off duty, they check in their guns and vests for safekeeping. The RFID system ensures that each gun is returned to the arms room at the end of each shift.
The serial numbers of guns and vests used to be entered manually into the database system, which could introduce errors if the data was typed incorrectly. The old system was not only prone to mistakes but also to fraud. The new RFID system for guns and vests makes the identification automatic and reduces errors associated with manual tracking processes.
Schreiner LogiData's ((rfid))-DuraTags are embedded in the police department's bullet-proof vests to enable automatic tracking. The RFID tags, which are only 0.75 millimeters, are small, flat and unobtrusive. They are soft enough to be attached comfortably to any vest. The RFID tags are also durable enough to withstand high temperatures up to 90 degrees Celsius and moisture during the cleaning process.
The RFID labels are tiny enough to be attached to the grip of the guns without interfering with its function. They are also robust enough to withstand the firing of the weapon. The labels allow for automatic identification and registration of the guns when checked in and out.
Schreiner LogiData (www.schreiner-logidata.com) is an innovator in RFID, manufacturing RFID labels and tags for engineering, automotive, health, textile and other industries. They have been creating track & trace solutions for over 10 years. Their products are used for optimizing warehouses, material flow, logistics and production control processes. They can customize solutions to individual needs. They are based in Munchen, Germany.
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