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The Principle Behind RFID Asset Tracking & Access Control System (RATACS)

Asset tracking for any product, person or piece of equipment which an RFID tag can be attached. We have been concentrating on 125khz tags which are very inexpensive.

Low frequency RFID advantages;

  • Relative low cost compared to other frequencies
  • Can scan through water (eg human body)
  • Is not easily effected by surrounding metals (hence choice for asset tagging)
  • Labels last a long time

Low frequency RFID has a few disadvantages;

  • Labels need to be larger
  • You can not drive a truck into a warehouse & instantly scan its contents
  • It is for one-by-one scanning operations
  • It is low range
  • Like many other RFID devices - they and can be easily effected by surrounding machinery
  • RFID tags are easily copied. (So it is wise to augment security with cameras).

RFID Asset Tracking & Access Control System (RATACS)  is especially ideal for restricted items like firearms: to know who has it, where it's been, history of use. Another example would be mines, which have expensive pieces of drilling equipment. The mine owner would like to know where the equipment has been issued to, where it has been, who it's been signed out to. RFID Asset Tracking & Access Control System (RATACS)  is ideal for this type of use.

User Can Define Alerts or Actions

RFID Asset Tracking & Access Control System (RATACS)  has a user action definition section which can be used to setup attribute triggers. The administrator can set these attributes to issue alarms to alert staff that an asset is outside the conditions defined for that asset, person, organisation or location. These alerts can be varied from sending an SMS to the custodian to a building lock down.

RFID Asset Tracking & Access Control System (RATACS)  software also produces audit trails of all scans.