Tamper evident technology for RFID tagsdeters fraud & theft.
RFID is commonly used to keep track of assets, but how can you be sure that the tag and the asset belongtogether? Identifying counterfeit items is an increasing priority for pharmaceutical companies, engineers, andother organisations anxious to ensure that products are as theyare supposed to be. Countering fraud is also a priority as productsare shipped globally,distrbution networks spread more widely andorganised crime targets conventional business transactions.
What does Smart&Secure do?
Passive Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology provides a costeffective means of tagging assets to enable efficient, highspeed automatedidentification. However, if a tag is to reliably indicate the presence of theoriginally tagged asset it must include tamper evident technology. Otherwise,the tag can be removed, or moved from one asset to another, without the RFIDsystem detecting the interference.MIKOH’s patented Smart&Secure™ technology provides secure, reliable, costeffective tamper evidence for RFID tags, ensuring a one-to-one relationshipbetween the tag and tagged asset.Smart&Secure RFID tags can be supplied in either of two configurations; Destroy-on-Removal or Tamper-Reporting.Destruct-On-Removal: In this configuration a Smart&Secure tag stops working when tampered, thereby preventing the tagbeing successfully transferred to another asset or removed and replaced. The automatedidentification system must then be configured to determine by exception that tampering hasoccurred.Tamper-Reporting: In this configuration a Smart&Secure tag continues to function when tampered, but indicatestampering to an RFID reading device. The automated identification system then consequentlyprovides positive indication of tampering.Smart&Secure adds a critical capability in any application in which:
RFID tags are used as security seals;
RFID tags are used to tag high-value, sensitive, or legally important assets.
RFID tags are used to authenticate documents, spare parts, containers or individualsSmart&Secure RFID tags are ISO-compliant and can be manufactured in a variety of form factors and to suit a wide range of environmentalconditions. Both high frequency and ultra high frequency versions are readily available. Smart&Secure tags are compatible with all standardpassive RFID frequencies, and protocols in the HF and UHF band.
Swapping tags from genuine to counterfeit partscan be deterred with a Smart&Secure basedsolution.