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RFID News: RFID Cards for Advocates and Clerks are a must for security at the Kerala High Court

  • Abhishek Shukla
  • Feb 13, 2024
  • RFID
RFID News: RFID Cards Advocates Clerks Security Kerala High Court India

The recent security breach in the parliament building highlights the glaring security inefficiencies in public institutions and the need to implement technology-based solutions for the same. 

The security breach is not just limited to parliament but there have been cases of gun-related violence in various courts across India as well. In recent times, we saw at least 3 gunfire incidents at the capital’s district courts. Taking cognizance of the same, in August 2023, the Apex court in India expressed deep concerns and directed all high courts to tighten security and implement ways to curb such incidents that pose great threats to judges, advocates, litigants, and judicial staff. The Supreme Court asked police chiefs to submit action plans on CCTV implementation and curbing overcrowding through enhanced digitalization of the premises. 

Amid all these efforts to curb security breaches, Kerala High Court, Kerala, India also issued orders through the Registrar General to implement RFID technology Identification on the court premises apart from scanning luggage, and bags at checkpoints and using of flap barrier system for efficient and secure access control. 

RFID ID Cards for Advocates and Clerks 

In 2021, The Kerala High Court had proposed to issue RFID identification cards as part of its security arrangement and sought details of members of the Advocates Association for issuing RFID cards. These details include name, enrollment no., date of birth, permanent address, blood group, emergency contact no., etc.

Now again in 2023, The Kerala High Court, taking a strict view of inefficient security measures, has asked to implement the RFID technology for efficient access control at the premises. 

Radio Frequency Identification is a wireless technology that is known for its automatic identification and automatic data capture capabilities. RFID card, which acts as an RFID tag, consists of a microchip and antenna lines. The microchip in an RFID card can hold specific information about each individual which is integrated with a software database system for data fetching and authentication. 

When advocates and clerks enter through the checkpoint, the RFID Fixed Readers installed at checkpoints will accurately capture the details of each individual and the software system will be able to flag any inconsistencies. 

The use of Handheld UHF RFID Readers is also a good option as handheld RFID readers or SLEDs are portable and security staff can carry them around to check for RFID-based entry inside the premises. 

How RFID Technology is Advantageous in Managing Access Control and Security?

The use of RFID-based ID cards at court premises is a good initiative that offers several benefits when it comes to managing crowds and ensuring security. RFID-based ID cards on advocates and clerks mark them as verified entry inside court premises which allows security staff to only focus on people who don’t have a valid ID with them. 

As per the court direction, people with no RFID card will be frisked and scanned for illegal metal items such as Guns, Knives, etc. with the help of metal detectors. Security staff is also directed to scan people’s bags to prevent hazardous materials from being brought inside the court premises. 

Let’s see some of the benefits RFID technology provides when it comes to ensuring the safety of judges, litigants, staff, and others at court premises:

Enhanced Access Control

RFID ID cards allow for secure access control, ensuring that only authorized individuals can enter restricted areas within the court premises. This helps maintain the integrity of the premises and prevents unauthorized personnel from gaining access.

Improved Security

Implementing RFID technology allows the court to enhance security measures by accurately tracking the movement of advocates and staff throughout the premises. RFID implementation helps in identifying any suspicious activities or potential security breaches.

Efficient Identification of Advocates and staff

RFID ID cards enable quick and efficient identification of advocates and staff members. With a simple swipe or scan, the RFID system can authenticate the identity of individuals, saving time and reducing the chances of manual errors.

Data Logging and Audit Trail

RFID technology can log data every time an RFID ID card is scanned or used for access. This creates an audit trail, which can be useful for investigations, resolving disputes, or addressing any security concerns.

Integration with Existing Systems

RFID technology can be seamlessly integrated with existing security systems, such as CCTV cameras and alarm systems. The RFID integration with existing security apparatus enhances the overall security infrastructure of the court premises.

Quick and Convenient Card Management

RFID ID cards can be easily managed and updated within the court's system. Adding or revoking access privileges, updating personal information, or replacing lost cards can be done efficiently, ensuring smooth operations.

Overall, RFID technology provides a robust and efficient solution for securing court premises through RFID ID cards. It enhances access control, improves security measures, streamlines visitor management, enables accurate time and attendance tracking, and integrates well with existing systems.

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