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This section includes articles about how companies are using RFID to control access to buildings and networks, protect products from theft and counterfeiting, and secure goods in transit.

RFID News Roundup

Sensormatic Solutions offers RF-based EAS technology for retail; Balluff intros new handheld UHF RFID reader; Avery Dennison opens European intelligent labels hub; Altizon showcases IIoT manufacturing solutions; AtomBeam Technologies joins LoRa Alliance; IIoT study compares BehrTech platform against LoRa LPWAN; Simbe Robotics raises $26 million in Series A funding.

Security and Access Control Case Studies

PUMA Creates Digital Product IDs for Greater Engagement

The company's North American flagship store opened in New York with RFID tags on each product, as well as magic mirrors, automated inventory management, electronic article surveillance and a consumer-facing QR code system with unique content for each product.

Security and Access Control Features

Active RFID Tracks Conditions for Exhibits Worldwide

Fortecho Solutions' 433 MHz-based technology ensures the best conditions for artwork at five of the largest art institutes in the world, as well as mobile and private collections, leveraging RFID transmission technology from Wavetrend.

Security and Access Control Editor's Notes

Smart Guns Should Be an Option

For gun owners, police departments and others, RFID-enabled guns could offer protection, but funding is needed to bring a viable product to market.

Security and Access Control Expert Views

Shared Spectrum: A New Solution to IoT Connectivity Challenges

Technologies based on the 3.5 GHz band, dubbed OnGo by the CBRS Alliance, enable interference-free LTE services for Internet of Things deployments.

Security and Access Control Best Practices

Seven Strategies to Fund RFID Projects

Creative thinking can help you deploy a radio frequency identification system—without breaking the bank.

Security and Access Control Videos

Security and Access Control White Papers

  • Home Router Security: The Buck Stops Where?
    Published June 2019
    Cybercrime is a major concern, stemming from the inherent vulnerabilities in Internet of Things devices and home routers. Who should consumers look to for home network security? Network operators can provide multi-layered security without users having to carry out elaborate downloads or installations. HardenStance's Patrick Donegan examines why it's up to network operators to offer network-level security to consumers' connected devices. (7 pages)
  • IoT in the Enterprise: An Analysis of Traffic and Threats
    Published May 2019
    Enterprises have been adopting IoT products to improve organizational efficiency, enhance communications and gain insights into system performance, but such rapid adoption has opened up new attack vectors for cybercriminals. Zscaler's ThreatLabZ research team analyzed one month of data for recent IoT device footprints, based on traffic in the Zscaler cloud. This report details the results. (12 pages)
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