Frequently Asked Questions
Radio frequency identification (or RFID) is a method of identifying and/or tracking a person or object using radio waves. A small tag, affixed to the person or object in question, generates and transmits a signal to indicate its location and, in some cases, condition.
Yes—mobile phones, lighting ballasts, floor buffers and other sources of general electromagnetic interference can hinder the function of RFID. However, Accutech products operate at a unique frequency (418 MHz) just below the maximum requirement mandated by the Department of Defense. This makes our system one of the most interference free on the market.
Yes, all of our tags can be turned on and off and can be reassigned to different patients. The warranty of the tags is one year, but they are able to function much longer.
Tag assignment can be completed in seconds, allowing staff to devote more time to providing a high level of care.
A red, pulsating LED serves as a continuous visual indication that a tag is active. Our system is one of only a few on the market to incorporate this function.
Can the Cuddles Soft Bracelet fall off the infant and trigger a false alarm due to initial weight loss?
In the days immediately after birth, infants tend to shed a small amount of weight as they lose fluid from the womb. Our Soft Bracelet expands and shrinks to accommodate changes in weight—ensuring snug contact with the infant’s skin at all times and minimizing instances of false alarm.
Our system will trigger the alarm within seconds. If locks on doors have been integrated with the system, the alarm will also initiate an immediate facility lock-down.
Removing a Cut Band is extremely difficult without the use of a knife or scissors. If the band is destroyed or tampered with in any way, it will immediately sound an alarm to alert staff.