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Challenges and Limitations of RFID Technology in RFID Applications

  • Arvind Katiyar
  • Sep 29, 2022
  • RFID
Challenges and Limitations of RFID Technology in RFID Applications

Everyone knows about RFID technology which has changed the working of bis as well as small businesses. To automatically recognize and track tags attached to things, radio-frequency identification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields. The term "tags" refers generally to systems that use radio waves to automatically identify persons or objects and store information electronically.

The use of RFID in the areas of equipment tracking, inventory control, patient monitoring, personnel tracking, fall detection, fake medication and medical device detection, and data provision for electronic medical record systems is also helping to drive the worldwide RFID market.


Although implementing RFID technology is a challenging process, with the correct planning and creation of an RFID strategy, commercial systems and public sectors can gain significant benefits. 

For many businesses, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has completely changed the way that assets are tracked because it provides a speedier means to track numerous products across long distances. RFID is the ideal answer for some firms. Others may find that their most fundamental demands aren't necessarily met by the fully outfitted sports automobile.


They are generally costly

RFID can be more expensive since it involves more expensive equipment that must be maintained for the duration of the solution, whether it be software or hardware. Tags can also cause a firm to suffer, whether they are Active, Passive, or Semi-Passive.

Furthermore, since clients preferred barcodes to RFID tags, manufacturing companies cannot abandon their current barcode industry. As a result, businesses are paying for both barcodes and RFID to satisfy client demands.

They don’t work well with metal and liquid 

Metals and liquids are problematic for RFID since they both make it more difficult to get accurate reads on assets. This problem has existed for a long time. The issue with metal is caused by the radio waves' random bouncing. Since liquids can absorb signals from tags, they are problematic for RFID.

Learning this technology is a challenge itself 

Technology that can be difficult to understand. It can be difficult to utilize RFID equipment and comprehend the many tags and frequencies. Managers need to stay current with technology so they can teach their staff about RFID and a new workflow.

Reader and Tag collision

Reader and tag collisions are a common occurrence for workers who interact with RFID technology. A worker could experience interference from another reader in the field due to reader collision. Tag collision is a little different in that employee who has readers encounter difficulties while trying to read numerous tags at once. It occurs when multiple tags reflect the same signal, confusing the reader.

RFID Tag Security

One of the biggest issues in the RFID area is the security of passive RFID tags. Numerous passive tags that are left unprotected are vulnerable to malicious and spiteful assaults, such as spoofing, eavesdropping, and denial of service. Hackers can use this information to deceive customers and engage in other illicit actions.


RFID technology has significant advantages, but to make use of them, obstacles and problems must be addressed. In the coming years, supply chain outlets and retailing businesses would properly integrate and look for a way out.

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  • Created on Jul 11, 2022

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