South Africa Decreases Baby Kidnappings Using RFID Technology
Harmonic Group, a South African company focused in barcoding, RFID and systems technology is in negotiations with a private hospital in South Africa regarding the use of its RFID technology to track and secure newborns, according to Engineering News.
Newborn babies will be secured using an RFID ankle bracelet, ensuring that only authorized personnel are allowed to access to the nursery. The carry tags will enable authorized personnel to transporting newborns to monitor the movement of the babies at all times and put parents at ease.
“Newborns have been stolen from South African hospitals before. RFID tracking could help in curbing the incidents where newborns are smuggled out of hospitals,” said says Barry Baetu, Medical Doctor.
The wireless technology will alert the private hospital if the RFID tag be played with or removed, and immediate action can be taken in ensuring the baby newborn is not removed from the location.