Can RFID Reduce Battery Theft?

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Ask The ExpertsCan RFID Reduce Battery Theft?
RFID Journal Staff asked 4 years ago

We experience pilfering of batteries at our oil wells. Is there any solution using RFID technology that could address this issue?

—Salim

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Salim,

It might be possible to place an RFID tag on each battery and deploy readers nearby. If a battery were removed from the area, its tag would no longer be interrogated and the reader would send that information to back-end software, which could then alert security personnel via a text message on their smartphones. To make this work, you would need to supply power to the reader at the location where the batteries are stored. You would also likely need to connect the reader to the cell network, if no internet connection were available. But it should be possible to set up an RFID system that would alert you any time a battery was taken.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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