Self-destructing RFID tag

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

MASON CITY, Iowa – Metalcraft has introduced tamper proof DuraDestruct RFID tags for applications needing long read range with durable, secure identity. The tags strengthen RFID access control, supply chain, asset tracking and authentication with the assurance that tags cannot be transferred.

DuraDestruct RFID security tags have a patent pending construction, rendering the label useless when tampered with or removed. The specialized construction prevents the RFID tag from being transferred, and incorporates two levels of destructibility.

If someone attempts to remove the tag, the RFID antenna breaks into separate pieces, reducing the read range of the tag to mere inches. If a person tries to reassemble the tag to make it functional, the portion that is still attached will literally disintegrate if an attempt is made to remove it from the object.

“Metalcraft’s DuraDestruct RFID tags offer peace of mind to access control, supply chain and asset tracking leaders, because these security tags are durable and can’t be transferred,” said Kyle Bermel, Metalcraft’s chief operating officer.

“DuraDestruct provides an additional level of security for RFID anti-theft and RFID protection systems – tracking and authenticating high-value assets. We know these work great on windshield glass for gated communities and vehicle tracking, as well as tracking bins, totes and other returnable containers.”

Metalcraft’s tag supports vehicle identification, access control, supply chain, asset tracking and authentication and other applications requiring secure identification. Custom printing and custom numbering are available at no additional cost.

Since 1950, Metalcraft has provided property identification solutions from a headquarters in Mason City, Iowa. Metalcraft designs, engineers and manufactures custom RFID and barcode tags and labels for almost any tagging need, especially asset tracking, access control and OEM applications.