Signal 8 Security

65 Our Lady

Triq San Tumas Fenech


BKR 2522


NFC: The Technology Behind Our Security

As a leading provider of top quality security services in Malta, our team at Signal 8 strive to ensure that all our systems are up-to-date, modern and meet the expectations set by ourselves and our customers. Consequently, we make use of NFC (Near Field Communication) technology for many of our applications, including our radios and phones. Read on to find out the benefits of NFC technology and why we choose to incorporate it into our security practices and communications.


What is NFC?

Near Field Communication is a method of data transfer that’s fast, easy and communicates via magnetic field induction. It operates in the radio frequency of 13.56 Mhz, with a band width of 14 kHz. Like this, phones, tablets and laptops can share data with other devices equipped with NFC – data which includes videos, photos and contact information. Phones can also exchange information with objects such as NFC credit card readers, NFC ticket gates and an RFID tag.

NFC evolved from radio-frequency identification (RFID) technology, and its small radius of communication is considered to be a major security benefit. It uses a smart chip which can store information; once this chip is activated by another, two devices can transfer data when held a few centimetres away from each other.


What is RFID?

Radio-frequency identification is compact wireless technology capable of transmitting a unique identifier (such as a unique serial number) across a distance in response to a query from a reading device. The RFID tags used for security applications do not need batteries – they are powered by the query signal of the NFC reading device itself.


How Does Signal 8 Make Use of NFC?

We supply our staff with mobile phones fitted with NFC applications. These solutions keep track of security guard routes by marking when they log in, along with the stations where they scanned their devices.

By making use of these now common applications, we are prepared for future EU laws, which will ensure that employers remain responsible for the safety of their ‘lone worker’ employees. We also create applications which enable a GPS to track and trace activity, perform end-to-end checks and program the server to check the battery life, with reminders to charge it if the power is too low.


Signal 8’s Use of NFC Technology Makes Theirs Some of the Most Modern Security Services in Malta!

If you’re looking for hotel or retail security services in Malta (along with many other services), contact us for more information. As one of the few ISO certified security companies on the island, we’re proud to employ staff that are fully trained and qualified and who constantly meet the highest of standards.

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