PVC/Silicon RFID Key Fob/Tag Overview
A PVC or Silicon RFID Key Fob (also known as a tag) is commonly used in access control and tracking applications. It is a small physical device containing an RFID (radio-frequency identification) chip, which can be programmed to store information. The stored information is read by a suitable device - such as a reader or scanner - within range of the tag.
RFID key fobs offer the following benefits:
Durability - PVC and Silicon keyfobs are highly resistant to water, heat, cold and shock. This allows them to be used outdoors and in rough conditions where other types of RFID tags would not hold up.
Security - Since the data stored inside the keyfob is physically protected and not transmitted wirelessly, it makes them much more secure than other types of RFID tags.
Range - All RFIDs rely on some form of radio transmission between the reader and tag. The range of different frequencies means that the keyfob is suitable for short-range or long-range applications.
Ease of Use - PVC and Silicon keyfobs are durable, easy to maintain, and can be reprogrammed quickly with new information.
PVC and Silicon RFID Key Fobs, due to their durability, are widely used in industrial, medical, military and transport related applications, such as:
Access Control - PVC or Silicon Key Fobs are often used to identify personnel who have been granted access to sensitive areas, such as a restricted basement area, or a chemical storage facility.
Inventory Tracking - Companies often use these keyfobs to keep track of inventory movements throughout their facility, reducing the need for manual check-ins.
Animal Identification - Primarily used in agriculture and farming, keyfobs are attached to animals to keep track of their health, growth and location.
No matter the application, if you're considering adding RFID technology to your operation, the PVC or Silicon RFID Key Fob is definitely worth exploring.