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RFID Tags: The Key to Efficient Vehicle Access Control

September 1, 2022

If you're a property manager or real estate owner and looking for a way to improve security and efficiency, RFID tags may be the answer you've been looking for. RFID tags can be used to control access to vehicles, making it easy to ensure that only authorized visitors and their vehicles can enter the property. In this article, we will answer some frequently asked questions about RFID technology and how it can be used to automate vehicle entries and exits using the right software.

What Are RFID Tags?

RFID tags are small devices that contain a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip and antenna. The chip stores and transmits data. The antenna enables the chip to communicate with a reader.

RFID tags are used in a variety of applications, including:

• tracking inventory,

• tracking vehicles,

• tracking people.

An RFID tag reader/antenna is a device that captures information from an RFID tag. RFID tag readers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from handheld devices to large industrial readers.

RFID tags can be either passive or active. Passive tags don't have a battery, and instead rely on the radio frequency signal from the reader to power them. Active tags have a battery and can broadcast signals for longer distances.

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RIFD tag scanned by the RFID reader

How Do RFID Tags Work?

Radiofrequency Identification (RFID) tags are small electronic devices that contain a unique identifier that can be read by a RFID reader. The identifier is used to track the object to which the tag is attached.

RFID tags work by using radio waves to communicate with a RFID reader. When the tag is within range of the reader, the reader transmits a radio signal that activates the tag. The tag then responds by transmitting its identifier. The reader then records the identifier and stores it in a database.

Benefits of RFID Tags for Vehicle Access Control

RFID tags are used in a variety of applications, including vehicle access control. There are several benefits of using RFID tags for vehicle access control.

1. First, RFID tags are reliable and can be read from a distance. This makes them ideal for use in high-traffic areas, such as parking lots, logistics sites, or any other facility types with a vehicle traffic. Cars or trucks with an assigned RFID tag (let's call it a permanent pass), can automatically enter the premises – the RFID antenna reads the RFID tag so the barrier can open automatically. So fast!

2. Second, RFID tags are very secure and can be used to track the movement of vehicles. This makes them ideal for use in corporate fleets or vendors. Using the right software for automating vehicle entries and exits, we can see real-time statistics on the vehicles that are currently on the premises, as well as we can monitor historical data knowing what vehicle, when and to whom it arrived.

3. Third, RFID tags are cost-effective and can be used to reduce the cost of parking and security. With vehicle access solutions, people and property are protected and manned guard stations are minimized. Again, the software can help us here, informing us quickly and clearly when parking space numbers are nearing capacity.

Overall, RFID tags offer a number of benefits for vehicle access control. They are reliable, secure, and cost-effective, making them an ideal solution for a variety of applications.

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The process of reading the RFID tag by the RFID antenna

Is There Any Different Method of Vehicle Automation Access Control?

There are two the most popular methods – the first one are RFID tags, the next one is license plate recognition (LPR). Both have their own pros and cons, so it can be difficult to decide which is better for your needs.

RFID tags are a convenient way to allow access to a vehicle. They are small and can be easily attached to a vehicle, they do not require line of sight to be read and are weather-resistant.

LPR can be more expensive to set up and may not be suitable for areas with a lot of traffic. As vehicle registration numbers are often dirty or covered with snow, the LPR camera may have difficulty reading the exact number and allowing the vehicle in.

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Which Industries Can Benefit From RFID Vehicle Access Control?

There are a number of industries that can benefit from RFID vehicle access control. Each industry has its own specific needs that can be addressed with RFID technology.

These industries include, but are not limited to,

• office buildings

• logistics sites,

• production sites,

• government,

• healthcare,

• education.

Final Thoughts

It is no secret that RFID tags have been in use for several years. These small, passive devices can be used to identify and track objects, and they have a wide variety of applications. One of the most common uses for RFID tags is in vehicle access control.

Main highlights from the article:

• RFID tags can help to increase the security of a facility by restricting access to authorized vehicles allowing them to enter and exit the facility quickly and smoothly.

• RFID tags can help to improve the efficiency of a facility by reducing the amount of time that is spent waiting in line (barriers open automatically).

• The use of vehicle access solutions protects people and property and reduces the need for manned guard stations.

Are you looking for a vehicle automation system in your real estate? Singu Smart Security Desk is a vehicle automation entry and exit system that can save you time and money. RFID tags are the key to efficient access control, and Singu's system is the easiest and most affordable way to take advantage of this technology. Try it today and see the difference it makes.

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Vehicle Access Control System integrated with RFID technology - Singu Smart Security Desk

Written by:
Kacper Troć
PropTech Expert

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