RFID use in St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College

Pippa King made this Freedom of Information request to St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College

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Dear St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College,

According to the RFID entry on Wikipedia it states that St Charles Sixth Form College uses RFID. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-frequ...

Under the Freedom of Information Act please could you supply the following information within 20 working days:

1) What type of RFID tags, active or passive, does St Charles Sixth Form College use?

2) How long have St Charles Sixth Form College used RFID?

3) What type of frequency does the RFID operate at?

• Low Frequency (LF) 125 to 134 KHz band
• High Frequency (HF) 13.56 MHz
• Ultra High Frequency (UHF) 433 MHZ and 860 to 956 MHz band
• Microwave Frequency 2.45 to 5.8 GHz band
• Ultra Wide Band (UWB)

4) What is the range the RFID tag emits/can be read at?

5) Can the RFID chips be read in real time/used to locate the students on the schools premises? I.e. does the school have a real time location system (RTLS)?

6) Where are the receivers located? I.e. classroom doors, entrances gates.

7) Which company provides the technology?

8) Please provide any literature issued to students/parents to inform them of the RFID chip the students carry?

8) If answer to question 1 is 'passive', are the school planning to extend the existing RFID system to a real time location system? I.e. where students whereabouts can be tracked at any time anywhere on the campus.

If you need further clarification, please contact me by email. My preferred format to receive the information is electronically, but I can accept hard copies.

Some parts of this request may be easier to answer than others, and in such case please could you release available data as soon as possible rather than delay the entire request.
If the costs of processing this request exceed the limit in the Act, please advise on what information you are able to supply within the cost limit.

I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as outlined by the statute.

Yours faithfully,

Pippa King

Enquiries Account, St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College

St Charles Catholic 6th Form College is now closed for the Christmas
holiday period and will open again on Monday 7th January 2013 at 8am. 

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St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College, St Charles Square, London, W10 6EY
Telephone 020 8968 7755 Facsimile 020 8968 1061 E-mail:
[St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College request email]

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Due to school holidays, request expected back by 1st February 20 working days from 7 Jan 2013.

Robin Dearing, St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College

Dear Pippa,

 

Thank you for your FOI request.  Unfortunately we don’t hold any technical
information about our RFID system, so can only provide you with limited
information.

 

Please find responses to your questions below:

 

Best wishes,

 

Robin

 

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Robin Dearing

MIS & IT Manager

St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College

E-mail: [email address]

Tel: 020 8968 7755

 

 

 

     Dear St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College,

 

     According to the RFID entry on Wikipedia it states that St Charles

     Sixth Form College uses RFID.

     http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-frequ...

 

     Under the Freedom of Information Act please could you supply the

     following information within 20 working days:

 

     1) What type of RFID tags, active or passive, does St Charles Sixth

     Form College use?

 

UNKNOWN

 

 

     2) How long have St Charles Sixth Form College used RFID?

 

Information available at:
[1]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-frequ...

 

 

     3) What type of frequency does the RFID operate at?

 

     • Low Frequency (LF) 125 to 134 KHz band

     • High Frequency (HF) 13.56 MHz

     • Ultra High Frequency (UHF) 433 MHZ and 860 to 956 MHz band

     • Microwave Frequency 2.45 to 5.8 GHz band

     • Ultra Wide Band (UWB)

 

UNKNOWN

 

 

     4) What is the range the RFID tag emits/can be read at?

 

TOUCH CARDS ONTO READERS

 

 

     5) Can the RFID chips be read in real time/used to locate the

     students on the schools premises? I.e. does the school have a real

     time location system (RTLS)?

 

NO

 

     6) Where are the receivers located? I.e. classroom doors, entrances

     gates.

 

ENTERANCE GATES

 

     7) Which company provides the technology?

 

G4S

 

     8) Please provide any literature issued to students/parents to

     inform them of the RFID chip the students carry?

 

N/A – COVERED AS PART OF COLLEGE INDUCTION

 

     8) If answer to question 1 is 'passive', are the school planning to

     extend the existing RFID system to a real time location system?

     I.e. where students whereabouts can be tracked at any time anywhere

     on the campus.

 

NO PLANS TO EXPAND THE SYSTEM

 

 

     If you need further clarification, please contact me by email. My

     preferred format to receive the information is electronically, but

     I can accept hard copies.

 

     Some parts of this request may be easier to answer than others, and

     in such case please could you release available data as soon as

     possible rather than delay the entire request.

     If the costs of processing this request exceed the limit in the

     Act, please advise on what information you are able to supply

     within the cost limit.

 

     I look forward to your response within 20 working days, as outlined

     by the statute.

 

     Yours faithfully,

 

     Pippa King

 

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St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College, St Charles Square, London, W10 6EY
Telephone 020 8968 7755 Facsimile 020 8968 1061 E-mail:
[St Charles Catholic Sixth Form College request email]

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1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-frequ...