Tag a must to drive into this housing society

No tag, no entry. This is what a new security system installed by a cooperative housing society in Navi Mumbai ensures.

No tag, no entry. This is what a new security system installed by a cooperative housing society in Navi Mumbai ensures.

Seawoods Estate CHS recently installed a radio frequency identification (RFID)-based access control system. As per the system, residents are required to paste an RFID tag, which looks like a sticker, on the windshield of their vehicles. This will grant them entry without having to stop for any manual checks.
Residents claimed theirs is the first society in the city and one of the few in India to have installed such a system.

Netra Shirke, society’s chairperson, said, “From now on, access from the complex’s gate no 1 will be denied to vehicles not having the tag. Visitors’ cars and those without tags will be routed to gate no 2 where access will be granted after manual checks. This will smoothen entry and exit of vehicles from the complex.”

Sandeep Salunkhe, society’s treasurer and the brain behind the selection and implementation of the system, said, “We evaluated many options and finally narrowed down to this system. It offers excellentfeatures and looks very sophisticated.”

Members said that Seawoods Estate being a large society and housing around 1,200 cars, security has always been their first priority. “I am glad we took this decision. This is in line with our vision of using technology for improving efficiency and making it more convenient for our residents,” said society’s
secretary Sandeep Bangia.

Deputy commissioner of police (traffic) Vijay Patil inaugurated the system.