Monday, April 18, 2005

we make money not art: Security guard robots for school kids
Japanese company Secom has released the "SECOM School Security," a system which monitors kids using RFID tags while they are commuting to and from school but also uses robots (the good old "smoking robots") that move around and monitor school properties. The robots can also "scare" suspicious people by fast movements, light and smoke.
The system includes surveillance cameras and metal detectors installed at school gates. RFID tags are attached to KoKo Secom Terminals (carried by kids) which will be read at school gates and elesewhere. Parents receive status of kid's commute on their cell phones. KoKo Secom terminals also has a GPS functionality that track kids' whereabouts outside school properties.

Gps tracking jacket for kiddies now comes with accessories. Now if the would just integrate the shock collar they would cover all the bases.


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