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Which Companies Use RFID to Prevent Theft?
What security devices are embedded in personal items that we buy?
To my knowledge, the only company currently employing radio frequency identification technology in this manner is Gerry Weber International (see Gerry Weber Sews in RFID's Benefits).
There are firms that embed electronic article surveillance (EAS) devices in products, such as shoes, power tools and so forth, in an attempt to reduce the theft of these items—the cost of which is then passed on to consumers.
Conventional EAS devices have a single bit that is either turned on or off at the checkout counter. Since there is no serial number, they can not be used to track individuals, even if they are not deactivated at checkout.
—Mark Roberti, Editor, RFID Journal
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