Enhance Detention Center Security with RFID Wristbands

Enhance Detention Center Security with RFID Wristbands

by Mike Boehm on March 07, 2024

Above all else, detention centers must prioritize security. As technology progresses and evolves, however, so too does security. With these technological advancements, detention centers must update their security systems to keep up with the latest developments in security. Out of this technological revolution, access control systems integrated with RFID wristbands have undoubtedly emerged as the best form of security for detention centers (and, indeed, any facility that values its security).


RFID Wristbands and Access Control

Access control systems are easily integrated into any organization through installing software, security cameras, and most importantly by installing card readers. Card readers can be installed at every access point to insure that only authorized users are granted entry to specific parts of the facility or the facility itself. The software is simple and user-friendly, allowing system administrators to program different security levels to each card reader. Then, when each employee is onboarded, they can be issued a 13.56 MHz wristband programmed with a specific and unique identification number and a clearance level that matches their job description. Then, whenever they wish to enter a certain part of the facility, the employee simply scans their smart wristband at a card reader. Upon reading the wristband, the card reader will determine if the employee’s associated smart wristband meets the security requirements of that access point and will grant/deny them access accordingly.


Benefits for a Detention Center

The versatility of such an RFID wristband-based access control system is particularly useful for detention centers, which are massive facilities with a plethora of access points and a litany of workers, each with unique roles. For example, if a detention center hired a cook, such an access control system would ensure that the cook would only have access to the kitchen and would not be able to enter the holding cells or other restricted areas of the detention center.

Issues of staffing coordination aside, one of the biggest risks to a detention center are escape attempts and violence. Of course, escape attempts are highly unlikely in detention centers that utilize access control systems integrated with 13.56 MHz Wristbands because only individuals with a smart wristband will be allowed to enter and leave the facility, preventing escape attempts.

Moreover, because smart wristbands are made of sturdy elastic materiel and can be secured safely to the user at all times, it is very unlikely that a guard or other worker will lose their wristband—as might be the case with something less secure such as a proximity card—thereby further increasing the security of such an access control system. For example, if an officer is found in a fight, his wristband will not easily fall off or be misplaced.

Lastly, the convenience and accessibility of 13.56 MHz Wristbands adds a layer of efficiency that is crucial to the security system of any detention center. Because these smart wristbands are conveniently and securely worn on the user’s wrist, users can more efficiently and effectively gain entry through access points, allowing for guards to attain the speedy response time that is often required in detention centers.



In conclusion, RFID wristband-based access control systems are clearly the top choice of security system for detention centers. Their versatility allows for multiple layers of security throughout the facility, and their ease of accessibility allows for detention centers to attain a level of efficiency in their security that is crucial in such a high-stakes environment.

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