Are There Any RFID Tags that Can Be Removed Cleanly When Deactivated?

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Ask The ExpertsAre There Any RFID Tags that Can Be Removed Cleanly When Deactivated?
RFID Journal Staff asked 3 years ago

Is there any way in which passive tags could be attached to paper or plastic items and then not be removed until disabled?

—Suchrita

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Suchrita,

It depends on what you mean, precisely. There are tamper-evident RFID tags that can be placed on most smooth surfaces. If a tag is removed, the antenna breaks and the tag becomes disabled. This prevents someone from removing, say, a car registration sticker and placing it on a different car in order to hide a theft. I am unaware of a tag that can be removed cleanly when deactivated, however. That is, the adhesive property of a tag is not linked to whether or not the RFID transponder is working.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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