I was reading that Pfizer implemented RFID, specially in their Viagra product to reduce theft and counterfeiting. Don't know how recent that news is, because I don't know if RFID is still a technology to watch or if it's being replaced with something else. Any thoughts here?
The report didn't comment on the use of RFID tags or other security systems. Essentially, the report looked at the types of consumer goods that were stolen, where they were stolen and the cost of these goods.
As far as I'm concerned, security can always be improved at various stages along the supply chain.
Does the study show if the decline has anything to do with implementation of RFID tags or other electronic security systems? For years it's been praised as a great technology that will help reduce this type of problems.
Is the complete system still too expensive? Are the individual tags too expensive?
Electronics theft is similar to any pther product expect most of the times the product have individual serial numbers to actually include the traceability into the products. Only when the OEM's are badly hit by the product theft, they might start worrying. Othereise this looks like an every day business and to avoid this the companies may need to issue all the product in the future as a software license basis.
Companies should concentrate on an effective security program, which must be well planned and combine technology with robust security procedures.Screen and train employees about security awareness and know them about the places which has more chances of theft and which product has high ratio of lost.
Using technologies like GPS on borad tracking to moniter vehicles will reduce the chances of theft.
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