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Design of RFID based Location Aware System to Mitigate Child Kidnapping in Nigerian Nursery and Primary Schools

Opeyemi Emmanuel Matiluko, Dayo Reuben Aremu Published in Intelligent Systems

International Journal of Applied Information Systems
Year of Publication: 2014
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  1. Opeyemi Emmanuel Matiluko and Dayo Reuben Aremu. Article: Design of RFID based Location Aware System to Mitigate Child Kidnapping in Nigerian Nursery and Primary Schools. International Journal of Applied Information Systems 7(5):6-10, July 2014. BibTeX

    	author = "Opeyemi Emmanuel Matiluko and Dayo Reuben Aremu",
    	title = "Article: Design of RFID based Location Aware System to Mitigate Child Kidnapping in Nigerian Nursery and Primary Schools",
    	journal = "International Journal of Applied Information Systems",
    	year = 2014,
    	volume = 7,
    	number = 5,
    	pages = "6-10",
    	month = "July",
    	note = "Published by Foundation of Computer Science, New York, USA"


Today, kidnapping cases in Nigeria is on the daily increase and children in nursery and primary schools are not left out. These innocent children are lured with precious items and food items and kidnapped even from school premises. To curb this act of kidnapping in schools, security men are employed to watch the gates but they cannot always determine the guardian-ward relationship of all pupils easily. It is believed that this can be curbed if the guardian-ward relationship can be determined easily and the location of all pupils can also be known per time. Today, there exist various means by which the locations of people, animal or items can be tracked real time, some of which were explored including Global positioning system (GPS), mobile phone tracking etc. but all come with their limitation especially cost of implementation. This work thus proposes a cost-effective location-aware system design integrating Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), which is able to determine the location of pupils per time within the school premises, and also map and determine guardian-ward relationship.


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RFID; location aware system; kidnapping; Passive Tag.