RFID Tagging in Authenticating Secret Documents
In the old days, secret documents and important papers and envelopes were sealed with hot wax embossed with the author’s signature or signet ring. Once the seal was broken, the document could no longer be considered secure and the seal could not be reused.
Now in this modern society, technology has developed such that it’s hard to recognize whether the information you get is the original one or not. So how can a company make sure that the certifications of compliance are genuine, and not counterfeit? Here comes RFID tagging.
For one thing, RFID tag can be printed in between pressed pages so that you may not even know its presence at first glance. If anyone tries to tamper with the tag, the document is destroyed.
For another, the tag can be encrypted and locked so that only authorized recipients can read them.
In addition, RFID tags are not costly. They provide document authentication for packages, contractual agreements, official schedules, or any other critical materials that require certification of genuine origin.
Nowadays, counterfeiters do not just counterfeit products. They forge packaging, logo, labels, compliance certificate, shipping documents, transit, and customs documents. With RFID tagging, users can be 99.9% sure that what they receive is what they ordered.
Users can hold their document to an RFID-enabled display to recognize the presence of an RFID tag. Within a second, the smart display will access the cloud and authenticate the document. It is just a matter of software, optics, and computer power. Maybe in the future, users can also use their mobile phone, laptop, and tablet to detect it.