Hi Ian,

You can scan large volumes of items with the 3M Digital Library Assistant to beep/alert when unsecured tags are found.

p.23 of DLA UG 8418-7_E.pdf

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From: Discussion List for RFID in Libraries [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Ian Frost
Sent: 06 February 2018 11:15
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Subject: RFID Security


Is it possible to confirm via software if an RFID tag is secured?

To give some background to this, we have been installing RFID tags into books for years using them to store barcodes which our library self-service machines read to issue and return.  Security is currently handled by the use of EM, however we would like to move over to RFID security.

The tags we use are from 3m, they are a mixture of square and rectangle ISO tags and by default are set to secured when programed with the barcode (via a 3m 895 workstation/pad).  Unfortunately, 3m’s software doesn’t appear to show the security status of the tag, even in its diagnostic area.

Is it possible to read the security status using any software?  We have 3m V series self-service machines, is there anything in those that we can use?  If it helps we also have a 3m Digital Library Assistant.

As said our security system is EM and therefore it’s no help if resolving this.

Fingers crossed someone can help.


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