Would It Be Possible to Use a Single Transceiver Connected to Multiple Locks?

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Ask The ExpertsWould It Be Possible to Use a Single Transceiver Connected to Multiple Locks?
RFID Journal Staff asked 3 years ago

I would like to use many different locks to secure items. Could I use a single transceiver to unlock each individual lock?

—Derrick

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Derrick,

If you are using the term “transceiver” to refer to an RFID reader, the answer is probably “no.” Generally, RFID-based locking systems have a reader connected to the lock, which would be opened when the reader interrogated a tag programmed to open the lock. You could have one RFID tag or transponder open multiple locks, but I am unaware of a locking system for which you could send commands from one reader to several locks at the same time and have them all open simultaneously.

—Mark Roberti, Founder and Editor, RFID Journal

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