RFID Technology as an Inventory Tool for Future Emergency Service Vehicles
Timonen, Timo; Rajamäki, Jyri (2013)
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A modern emergency service vehicle carries a lot of equipment, for example Finnish Police cars are equipped with an average of about 100 different types of equipment.It is extremely important to be sure that all needed tools are available in field operations. The objective of this research paper is to examine the suitability of RFID technology in law enforcement field operations, such as the locating, detecting and identifying of equipment in the emergency vehicles. The police departments have numerous vehicles and pieces of equipment that at the moment are identified and tracked manually. According to our field tests within a real police car, RFID technology’s biggest benefits are improved work quality and time saving. The results show that the remote identification enable the police to make a car equipped with an inventory of up to three times faster than by hand.