In December, Furuedai Junior High School in the city of Suita, Osaka Prefecture introduced an RFID system. 160 of the 298 students at the school are wearing namebadges [.jpg image]. The objective of this system is to make the school safe. If a person who doesn’t have a legitimate RFID tag comes in through a school gate, the system notifies teachers and a surveillance camera starts recording the areas.
A student commented “I don’t really like it ’cause I feel like I’m under surveillance but my parents will have peace of mind.” And.. her mother hopes this system can stop bad guys coming into school. I think the student is quite keen. Perhaps this system is more about peace of mind than safety. Via RFID Japan; Original Source: Asahi.com