Have You Seen RFID Used to Track Rental Equipment Within Customers’ Homes?

By RFID Journal

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Ask The ExpertsHave You Seen RFID Used to Track Rental Equipment Within Customers’ Homes?
RFID Journal Staff asked 10 years ago
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No, I have not. Radio frequency identification is a relatively short-range tracking and identification technology. To track items within a person’s home, you would need to install a reader at that location and then connect it to the Internet. That doesn’t seem feasible. I have seen rental companies track equipment into and out of their facilities, so that a company knows which items were removed, and by whom. They can also set up alerts when an item is not returned within a certain period of time. By requiring a person to remove the tagged item from the facility in order to enter the location to which the object is being moved, you could track who has what.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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