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RFID: Considering the Future of Modern Buildings

Fixing fatal faults in buildings requires radio frequency identification technology.
By Andre Gwilliam

Of course, while brave and capable, the fire service is put under enormous strain by political and economic factors. Their roles in the United Kingdom could be made far more efficient if the government made moves, and RFID quick-time monitoring could rip off many of their limitations and get them back on the road, sirens blazing.

Nevertheless, the costs of this must be considered in detail. After all, the firefighting services have undergone enor-mous strain and cuts throughout the years, meaning that technologies like RFID aren't readily available to all. Despite the setbacks imposed on such services, and with such a widespread demand for their heightened efficiency, RFID will no doubt blow a considerable hole in any budget willing to tackle the problem.

Ultimately, with so much potential, it is unthinkable to think RFID won't soon become a standardized technology for the sake of safety. After all, while it defuses much of the tension in the fire service, it's becoming readily available in other sec-tors.

Additional Costs in Other Industries
Fortunately, RFID is priced dependent upon the industry. This leaves a broad range of variables per sector.

Used in the retail industry for tagging clothing, the technology has provided a boost to sales and customer engagement in this sector, owing to the heightened stock accuracy across the board. No matter the cost, the lift in profits seems to easily outstrip it. With such demand and rewarding results, it's provably incorrect to think that the technology is unattainable here. It's standardized equipment, and available to all in the sector.

RFID costings in construction follow a similar logic. The cost for RFID here has dropped as demand in the sector has gone up. After all, if people can get their hands on it, it must be affordable. Handling and supporting information services apply to schools and universities, too—for example, in their library catalogs or enrolment databases. It's far-reaching, yet within grasp.

With so many budget cuts, economic upturns and taxations, these industries wouldn't invest in opportunities they couldn't afford. Ultimately, if the systems are becoming standardized, then their costings are self-evidently low.

Andre Gwilliam is a freelance writer working toward a future aim of running his own writers company. He writes across a variety of subjects that are close to the heart of the U.K. economy, including property, investments, business logistics and market trends. He has been writing for the past three years, having graduated with a degree in English literature and creative writing. Andre is open to collaborations to benefit his growing portfolio.

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