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Refugee Camp: More safety with Barcode Scanner

How to react in case of fire? Everybody need to leave the building that´s for sure! It needs a lot of organized procedures to be able to evacuate a refugee camp without problems. The rescue team "Malteser" in Herne and Wanne-Eickel, Germany use Barcode-Scanner for the evacuation processes to be the most effective.


Fire drill for 273 refugees

An alarm sound with an automatic voice in four languages: after only 15 minutes the complete camp was evacuated, reports " Der Westen". Multiple teams of the Malteser Help Alliance, private security men and paramedics worked together and provided a secure evacuation of all the refugees in the camp.

A main technology while evacuating the refugees was Barcode Scanner which the teams were equipped with. Every refugee carries am ID which includes a barcode. While evacuating the camp all the refugees were registered on the way out by scanning those barcodes. Therefore it has been much easier to identify if everyone got out or if someone is still missing and inside the building. A very easy and fast way to control the procedure and the security staff was very happy about it.

According to the report not only the support staff was happy about it, but also all the refugees who clapped really loud that everything worked out very well. More drills by applying Barcode Scanner will follow.

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