Why Knomo bags have RFID?
As good as we are at making stylish and organised bags for you, our loyal customer base, we also take measures to equip our bags with the best security features. A large collection of our Knomo bags include a pocket lined with an intelligent technology called RFID protection, this protects you from the ‘passive skimming’ of your contactless payment cards & passports, preventing your information and money from being stolen.
What is RFID?
From your oyster card to the chips in your passports, you most likely use RFID technology daily without even knowing it. RFID (Radio-frequency identification) is a way of wirelessly labelling objects via electromagnetic fields to track and store information- sort of like a futuristic barcode. However, unlike a barcode, it does not need to be in the line of sight of a scanner to be read, so the RFID tag can be embedded into a product and be scanned as long as it is within range- this is where the potential for theft comes in. Using short-distance scanners, criminals can ‘skim’ your RFID enabled items to steal your credit card and passport information without you even realising.
How does RFID protection work?
Thankfully, electromagnetic waves emitted by RFID tags are pretty easy to block with the use of RFID protected material. Each one of our RFID protected bags and organisers come with RFID protected pockets fitted with card slots that interfere with any electromagnetic waves, keeping all your sensitive items safe from RFID skimming theft.
Find our RFID protected bags here : https://uk.knomo.com/collections/rfid-bags