04th Dec, 2022 12:02pm
Two undergraduate students at Islamic University in Uganda (IUIU) Main Campus have designed an electronic Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) based access control door lock system. The students namely: Ms. Habiba Saleh Sharif and Mr. Namakali Paul developed the RFID door lock security system as part of the requirement to complete their final year project work for the award of Bachelor of Information Technology (BIT) Course.
The security system includes the following materials/ features:
Ms. Habiba Saleh Sharif and Mr. Namakali Paul decided to undertake the project in order to improve security at IUIU, and to reduce trespassing in different buildings on campus. The system can monitor and tracks daily users who use they key cards to access different buildings that have electronic doors.
The case study of the project was Summayah Hostel at IUIU Main Campus in Mbale because the electronic RFID access control doors do not exist at the campus.
IUIU Senior Lecturers who supervised the project include:
The project by Ms. Habiba Saleh Sharif and Mr. Namakali Paul compliments IUIU’s strategic plan 2021-2026 which envisages digitalisation of all education and work operations in an effort to advance IUIU into a 21st Century University that embraces 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies for educational excellence. Effects from Covid-19 have accelerated digitalization processes to support education, learning and work operations.
IUIU intends to adopt and patent the project. IUIU hopes to scale-up the project so that all buildings on campus are secured with electronic door lock access control systems to improve security.