Most people don’t mind wearing a security badge to work, but CityWatcher.com’s new employee identity verification system may be the first of its kind: RFID microchip implants. The Cincinnati-based video surveillance firm has “chipped” a couple of its employees, implanting glass-encased RFID transmitters in their forearms. The chips act much like current RFID badging technologies, granting the chipped employees access to restricted areas—the main difference seems to be that a determined thief would have to cut the chip out of the employee instead of simply making off with their badge. Makes the $10 badge replacement fee pale in comparison, we think.
By February 13, 2006