BCS Media Tags

Checkpoint, Incident, Employee RFID/iButton/NFC/QR Code tags

  • Readable by BCS Tag Readers (Tag ID and Date/Time Recorded)
  • Unique worldwide embedded readable Tag ID
  • Not powered (no batteries to change)
  • Various sizes, format and mounting options
  • For checkpoint tags, options include:
    • Durable tags
    • Harsh weather resistant tags
    • Water resistant tags
    • Small size tags – suitable for mounting on walls and items
    • Variety of mounting options including stainless steel mounts, burying in concrete and sturdy plastic holder with security screws
    • Tags with ID and descriptions
  • For Incident tags (Incident Recording):
    • Small (coin-sized) iButton stainless steel tags with self-adhesive backing
    • Tags with ID and descriptions.
  • For Employee tags (Employee Identification):
    • RFID/NFC/QR Code Card badges
    • Key chain iButton tags

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BCS offers a variety of tags of different sizes, mounting options, configurations, formats, styles, and environmental damage resistant and read technologies.

As part of the patrol monitoring system, BCS Media Tags can be used as:

  • Checkpoint Tags to record the Tag ID, as well as the time and date when tags were read.
  • Incident Tags to Record an incident associated with a checkpoint (e.g. an open door)
  • Employee Tags to Identify and record an employee associated with an activity (e.g. Inspection Patrol, Check in/Out)

BCS Media Tags uses the following technologies:

  • iButton
  • RFID
  • NFC
  • QR Code

“Touch Memory” iButton Media Tags

  • Electronic chips contained in a small button-shaped stainless steel casing
  • Water- and shock-resistant casing.
  • Non-powered
  • Each touch memory button has a unique serial number
  • Can be mounted on the walls and items

See here for details on iButton

The Touch Memory Button is a proprietary product of Maxim Integrated :

RFID Media Tags

The “HiTag 125 kHz” and “Unique World Tag 125 kHz” media tags are housed in water- and shock-resistant black epoxy. Each tag has a unique serial number, and the tags require no external power. They can be mounted on the walls and items (assets) to be monitored, and can be concealed behind non-metallic surfaces such as concrete, drywall, plastic, wood, etc.

BCS RFID Tag Key Features

  • Small and unobtrusive
  • Easy to install
  • Unique serial numbers
  • Readers can read the RFID tag without contacting the tag (typically 3-4 cm)
  • Casing:
    • Water- and shock-resistant
    • Black Epoxy
  • Dimensions:
    • 20 mm diameter (SGP020);
    • 30 mm diameter (SGP030);
    • 50 mm diameter (SGP050)
    • 2 mm thick
  • Range:
    • Up to 15 mm (SGP020);
    • Up to 25 mm (SGP030);
    • Up to 35 mm (SGP050)
  • Temperature: -40° to 85°C

HiTag is a proprietary product of Philips. Unique World Tag is a proprietary product of Sokymat Identification.

NFC Media Tag

NFC tags are a subset of RFID tags (operating at 13.56 MHz.) They are tiny chips (integrated circuits) connected to an antenna.

BCS RFID Tag Key Features

  • Small and unobtrusive options
  • Easy to install
  • Unique serial numbers
  • Readers can read the NFC tag by having close contact (tap)
  • Available in a variety of casing and styles (mountable, card badges, etc.)

QR Code Media Tag

QR Code Tags are a printable type of barcode tag. They can be printed in various sizes on paper and mounted to many surfaces.

QR Code Tags Key Features

  • Small and unobtrusive
  • Print your own QR Code tag (no need to buy)
  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to install
  • Not as durable
  • Easily duplicated
  • The most common readers are mobile phones (dedicated readers are also available). The QR Code is read using the camera of the mobile phone.