November 1, 2016

RFID* Technology is Changing Consumer Lifestyles: Gary Moore


 RFID Security is a new frontier for data threats and data security.  On Wednesday, November 4th, Gary Moore from Pelican Technologies w(located in Tech Town in downtown Dayton) will share his knowledge and expertise at our Beavercreek Women's League meeting. Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is the wireless use of electromagnetic field to transfer data. It is a microchip with an antenna; the chip can carry 2,000 bytes of data or less.   

These questions and more will be addressed:

  1.  AUTO: Are the keyless automobile starters lowering theft rates?  Can the transmission be intercepted/hacked?
  2.  CREDIT CARDS:  Bank card require a PIN or must be swiped. Some chip-based card don’t require physical contact.  What should consumers know to protect their personal information?  Do we need special wallets and purses to prevent sharing of data/information?
  3.  GOLF BALLS:  Sick of losing golf balls?  Now you can buy balls with RFID chips and find them “in the rough!”
  4.  CAR RENTAL--NO-WAIT RETURNS:  An RFID chip can allow you to park anywhere on the lot and have your car instantly checked-in.
  5.  MARIJUANA MONITORING:  Colorado has implemented RFID chips to manage inventory, growers, stores and distributors with an inventory-tracking system to create transparency and the ability to identify the location if contamination has occurred.
        6.  EDIBLE RFID:  RFID technology could be used to determine whether people are taking the right medications!

          7.  ALZHEIMER PATIENTS:  RFID tags can track cattle, airline passengers, Alzheimer’ patients  and more.  
                Other researchers have used RFID tags to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
 On Wednesday, Gary Moore will talk about uses for RFID chips and also security concerns.  Everyday each of us encounters many RFID chips.  Where are they?  Should we be concerned about privacy?  What should each of us do to protect private information?  This will be an interesting and informative meeting about how our society is changing, noting some benefits and some best practice ideas for everyday living.
Put this program on your calendar and bring a friend. It is a special opportunity to learn about technology and how it impacts our daily lives!
There will be food and social time at 9 AM and then the business meeting at 9:30AM, followed by the program. The meeting takes place at Peace Lutheran Church, 3350 Dayton-Xenia Rd. in Beavercreek. Visitors and guests are always welcome.
NOTE: Child care will be provided, but the child must arrive prior to 10:00 am; if no children are present at 10:00 am, the sitters are dismissed.

The Beavercreek Women’s League (BWL) meets on the first Wednesday of the month from September through May at Peace Lutheran Church with a different program each month.  The mission of the group is to expand members’ knowledge of their community and beyond, to promote community service and to provide socialization.  Women of all ages and interests are welcome.  Questions can be e-mailed to or you can leave a message at 937-985-4BWL (4295).