RFID – Are You Protected?

What is RFID?

Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) is the use of radio waves to read and capture information stored on a tag or chip attached to or embedded in an object. A tag can be read from up to several feet away and does not need to be within direct line-of-sight of the reader to be tracked.

How is RFID used today?

RFID technology is now part of our daily lives and can be found in car keys, employee identification, highway toll tags and security access cards.  There is, however, a large increase in the number of credit card providers that are using this same technology in credit and debit cards.  It is designed to make payment at various retailers easier.

In many cases, the law enforcement industry has begun using RFID technology in the ID cards that officers are required to carry.  These ID cards can be used to access restricted areas and also contain additional personal information about the officer in case of emergency.

Why is protection needed?

A new kind of thievery is on the rise: Criminals who can steal your credit card data by walking by you with electronic scanners in a case the size of a tablet or planner.  By the time you realize what has happened the damage is already done.  View this short video to see just how easy it is for this to happen to you or your loved ones.

How can you protect yourself?

There are many options available to protect yourself including credit card sleeves or wallets that utilize Signal Blocking Technology. We at Chief Supply are partnered with Perfect Fit to help protect those that protect us every day.  Their line of Perfect Fit Shield Wallets use signal blocking ripstop fabric to stop RFID signals from entering and prevents your personal data from leaving, protecting your information and identity.  Perfect Fit is the original manufacturer that offered this technology in a badge wallet which allows all Public Safety Professionals that carry a badge to have something that meets their needs.

Visit us at www.chiefsupply.com and see the full line of Perfect Fit Shield Wallets.  Starting in June for a limited time only when you buy any RFID wallet you get a free leather business card holder. Don’t let this offer pass you by…get yours today.




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