In today’s modern age where computer has become a way of life, it is evident that a majority of the country’s institutions still do not adapt the high technology. We all know that modern schools are now operating at great pace striving to serve as many students as possible with the best of their abilities. But as the years rolled by, the number of students has grown and various private and public schools arise that the manual method of monitoring students is no longer practical.In this study, the developer is hoping to develop a system that will help not only the students, but the whole campus as well. Adding function for the provided identification barcode of the ID school, and keeping track of students who will be enrolled to avoid trespassers that may cause unlikely activities such as stolen valuables, and the like, therefore will allow professors, guards, and staff ease in keeping the campus secured and monitored during the entrance of students – a system that will be automated, user-friendly, time effective, and efficient.
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1.1 Background of the Study
Our Lady of Perpetual Succor School, OLOPSS, came as a vision to a couple from Laoag City, Dionisio Alonzo Salvador, Sr. and wife Carmen Caday Salvador who found home in Marikina in the early 70’s. In 1995, College Department was opened, changing the school name into Our Lady of Perpetual Succor College, OLOPSC.
During the developer’s college years since 2010 in Our Lady of Perpetual Succor College, OLOPSC, school IDs have their own barcodes, with only one function, for the use of the library. Where it is scanned by a barcode scanner or reader, to know if there are any other borrowed books that will be, or haven’t been returned.
Now more than ever, growth of popularity have increased, that is why students enrolling to different universities and colleges increases. A college or university is primarily devoted to the progress and security of
students. Basically, students spend a substantial amount of time in classrooms and/or laboratories waiting for information to be delivered by teachers/professors, and the safety performed by the security guards.
The degree to which the students are satisfied with the knowledge and safety received is relative not only to the professors' expertise in their field and the guards' duties, but also to the quality of the school management. And we all know that as the number of students continually increase, maintaining the security of a school can also become increasingly difficult, especially if everything is done manually.
1.2 Conceptual Framework
Figure 1.Paradigm for barcode enabled entrance system in college.
1.3 Objectives of the Study
The general objective of this study is to design and develop an automated security help solution that will serve as a proposal to help security guards monitor the difference of enrolled students from not enrolled students and trespassers. Specific Objective:
1.To automate the entrance security system of students entering the campus; 2.To allow security guards to retrieve a student's status whether enrolled or not; 3.To let the security guards distinguish a student from a trespasser.
From the early data that has been gathered, the developer is able to conduct the study that the current school security is done manually and now requires automation.
On the data that will be gathered from different sources, the developer will be able to come up to an intelligent guess that the creation of the proposed Barcode Enabled Entrance System, or BEES, will be probable and that its development will be beneficial to the whole college campus of Our Lady of Perpetual Succor College, OLOPSC.
1.5 Statement of the Problem
Specifically, this study aims to answer the following:
1.What are the common problems encountered with the existing manual system of entrance security? 2.What are the possible solutions to the problems encountered with the current system? 3.What is the difference between the manual system of security and the proposed security help system? 4.Is it possible to design and develop an automated security system that will help security guards to monitor the entrance of each student? 5.Will the said system really be useful not only for the security guards, but also for the whole school? 6.Will the system really provide a user-friendly interface for the convenience of the security guards and students? 7.What will be the cons of the proposed system?
1.6 Significance of the Study
Socio-economic significance. In this study, the proposed system will inspire other students to develop an effective and efficient system.
Technological significance. The proposed system will introduce technology to other schools, colleges and universities that are until now adapting the manual method of security management.
The result of this study will be beneficial to the following:
College. The proposed system will automate everyday security tasks during entrances of the students and can help maximize time spent with all of the students thereby providing better service.
Security Guards. The proposed system will make it easier for the security guards to manage the students entering the campus and convenient when it comes to determining a student of the institution or not.
Students. Students are the school's principal assets. And the reason why this study is conducted is to provide a solution to the security guards' need to better secure the students and the campus.
Professors and Other Staffs. Professors and staffs can benefit from this study, as they are an integral part of the whole college institution.
Researcher. The researcher will develop her writing, analysis, and interpretation skills needed to make a good thesis.
Future Researchers. This will benefit other researchers who wish to have similar studies as they can get background information from the result of this study which will serve as template to modify their research.
1.7 Scope and Delimitation
In general, the focus of this study is directed towards the design and development of an automated security help system. The study will be conducted within the vicinity of Our Lady of Perpetual Succor College, Marikina City with its students, professors, security guards, and staffs will be randomly selected from June 2013 to March 2014. The study is largely dependent on the honesty, sincerity and integrity of the respondents.
1.8 Definition of Terms
Definition of terms has been provided in order to clarify words that might be foreign to different readers: Automated. Use of machines which can do the work easy and faster instead of people. Barcode. Series of black and white that holds data relating to the object which it is attached. Barcode Scanner / Barcode Reader. Electronic device for reading printed barcodes. Computer.
An automatic electronic machine which calculates data and performs commands given to it by a person who uses it. Developer. A person who develops something such as an idea, a design, or a product. Efficient. Always functioning at the highest of standards, and finding the best possible solution. Function. Operation that a particular object performs.
High Technology. Use of new advanced machines and equipment.
Institution. A large important organization.
Integral. Important or necessary.
Interface. Presentation on screen and how easy it is to operate. Maintenance. Keeping something in good condition by regularly checking it and repairing it when necessary. Manual. Operated by hand, rather than by electricity or a motor. Method. Particular way of doing something.
Paradigm. A model for something which explains or shows how it can be produced. Security. Measures that are taken to ensure that only people with permission enter it or leave it. Socio-economic. Combination of social and economic factors.
Substantial. Large in amount.
System. Set of elements or components that interact to accomplish goals. Technology. Result of scientific knowledge being used for practical purposes. Template. Basis.
User. A person who uses something such as a facility, product, or machine. User-friendly. A machine or system that is well designed and easy to use. Variable. Factor that can change in quality, quantity, or size, which needs to take into account in a situation. Vicinity. Near or along a particular place.
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