RFID electronic security system
The newly installed Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology in UMYU library is a non-contact, automatic identification technology that uses radio signals to identify, track, sort and detect a variety of objects including people and library books without the need for direct contact (as found in magnetic stripe technology) or line of sight contact (as found in bar code technology). RFID technology can track the movements of library books through a network of radio-enabled security gate over a distance of several meters. The security gate is used to trace any item that has not been properly checked-out at check out station. When the item is to be checked out the electronic security system is deactivated so that the item can be taken out without any security alarm. And when the item is received at the check in station the security alarm system is reactivated.
CCTV Surveillance System
The CCTV Surveillance System cameras installed across UMYU library sections are great security tools for the libraries, as they can protect large areas of space and allow the librarian to immediately monitor the actions of users from designated desk or office. The system was installed to tighten the security of the library resources by preventing book mutilation and other user delinquent behaviors.