The Visitor Center showcases the World Bank Group’s efforts to end poverty and boost shared prosperity for the world’s poorest people. The Visitor Center lends mobile devices with embedded RFID tags to its visitors. Our software tracks the devices so visitors do not unintentionally or intentionally leave with them.
With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries. Loss prevention has been a staple of the RFID industry for decades, notably at retail stores such as Target and Walmart. However, loss prevention technology is well-suited for many applications and locations.
The platform runs entirely on a Ruby framework with small form factor Raspberry Pi computers. We also built a custom visitor prompt that alerts visitors to return borrowed mobile devices to the front desk upon departure from the Visitor’s Center. This system can effectively determine what is in someone’s hands and will ring an appropriate response. The RFID tracking and software system has been a cost saver for the World Bank Group Visitor’s Center and has improved its loss prevention security protocols.