The RFID Alarm is a timely and legitimate solution to a serious problem.
Or so we hear. Today, Invention Support announced its strategic alliance with Arthur Horn, inventor of the “RFID Alarm,” to support and introduce the gadget to the auto market.
The basic idea behind the RFID Alarm is to make it safer to work in an environment where cars and trucks are operating and where pedestrians or parking attendants may be in danger of being run over by a vehicle, according to reports.
Invention Support Announces New Invention To Improve Vehicular Safety
Natick, Mass – Invention Support has signed a strategic alliance with Arthur Horn, the inventor of the new device known as the “RFID Alarm”, to offer support for this great new invention and to proudly introduce it into the general automotive market.
The basic idea behind the RFID Alarm is to make it safer to work in an environment where cars and trucks are operating and where pedestrians or parking attendants may be in danger of being run over by a vehicle. The invention incorporates a box that is mounted on the back of a truck or other vehicle and which has dimensions roughly 2 inches thick and 5 X 7 face. An ID tag is also used that is worn on the person working in the area. It has a Radio Frequency Identification or “RFID” inside the tag. The tag would not be noticeable as it is only about the size of a nickel. Transmitters located on trucks or other vehicles signal the person when they are too close or in danger of being hit. The ID tag can also be located in danger areas where hoist trucks operate such as a rough floor, drop offs, low doors, or in high traffic areas where people cross. The alarms then warn people of the danger of being hit and help to avoid terrible accidents which might otherwise never have happened.
It’s no secret an auto plant can be a dangerous place to work, especially if safety rules are not followed or don’t even exist. The exposures to accidents are extremely high in parking lots. If those individuals had parked in public facilities or on the street, the coverage would have been somewhat limited, but private lots are not protected by sovereign immunity. The owners are responsible for acts of negligence that occur on the premises. The question for the courts to determine is whether the owner of the lot is negligent. That is for another column; for now we’ll just agree that because courts have ruled both ways the owner must be sure liability coverage is available should a lawsuit occur.
Whenever a large number of people on foot and in cars come together, the mixture can be serious. Add to that mixture some impatience and minds on shopping lists, and it can become tragic. How does the owner of the parking lot enter into this equation? With proper loss prevention measures such as security cameras, proper lighting, appropriate traffic control and lane markings and appropriate security guard service, it is hoped that they will never have to learn.
Recent mandates from retailers and the Department of Defense concerning RFID technology are boosting projections for the RFID market. Research firm Venture Development Corp. (VDC), Natick, Mass., has revised its estimates for the global RFID market. VDC now predicts the market for RFID software and systems will have a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 37%. The original estimate, published in 2002, was a CAGR of 21%.
The RFID Alarm is a timely and legitimate solution to a serious problem. It will make the workplace a safer environment through a solution that many consumers would welcome and which would likely bring in a great market success. In terms of the potential for this product, the market is extremely fertile. With these new considerations in mind, it is likely that the “RFID Alarm” will soon become a more popular tool around the world.