Fiatech conducted an international case study using RFID technology to monitor and control large workforces at Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC), based in Athens, Greece.
The report, entitled “RFID for Access Control in Construction Sites,” looks at new technologies that may provide more rapid, accurate and reliable personnel counts at the gate with an enhanced security aspect as well.
At CCC, security of the site, processing time for ID checks, and choking points at check-in gates were all concerns. Bar coding proved inadequate for CCC’s large work force since the technology has limitations on distances, hardware, and training.
Several types of RFID readers were piloted in the study to streamline the process of site personnel entering and exiting work sites, particularly in large numbers. The technology also offered the ability to provide live updates of the current personnel totals on site per location. Overall, the RFID readers gave company human resources departments a reliable, accurate tool to validate attendance at the work sites.