A Radio Frequency Identification device, or RFID, consists of a small chip and an antenna that carries 2,000 bytes of data or less. A Radio Frequency Identification device is a useful way to track anything from packages to pets to people. A RFID device carries identifying information that can be scanned, just like a barcode or a magnetic strip on an ATM card. The only difference is that an RFID responds to a radio signal query to provide an identity of the person or object and an antenna to determine the location. A person or object can wear an RFID device to pinpoint their location and allow them access to facilities. You integrate an RFID into the access controls of a facility as well as the CCTV system for a visual of their location. Read on to learn more about the great advantages of an RFID.
The Advantages of Radio Frequency Identification
RFID is a technology that has been around for over fifty years and is now heavily used to aid tracking. There are several ways that an RFID can maximize efficiency.
- If you have an ID card that allows you entrance to a building, you likely have to swipe it or scan it for the information to be processed. An RFID is also scanned, but it can be scanned at a distance of up to 300 feet, which means that you won’t have to stop to scan a card or deal with any card scanning issues.
- Ruggedness and Reusability. Barcodes and magnetic strips become obsolete after they are scratched or expired. Because the electronic components of a RFID device are encased in plastic, they are more durable and can be reapplied from object to object.
- Read/Write Capability. An RFID device has the capability to be read/write. That means that you can add or change information held by the device. This increases the reusability and versatility of RFID devices.
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