Baby Tagging

Using RFID technology, our RFiD Discovery baby tagging system prevents the unauthorised removal of an infant from maternity, neonatal and paediatric wards

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Protect newborns by providing 24/7 security and peace of mind for mothers and staff


Using the lightest, smallest and most comfortable baby tag on the market, our baby safety system accurately monitors real-time location using active RFID. Designed specifically for use on maternity, neonatal and paediatric wards, it can automatically trigger an alarm, lock a door or turn on a camera if an infant is moved beyond a defined ‘secure area’.


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• 24/7 security and peace of mind for mothers and staff
• Lightest, smallest and most comfortable baby tag on the market
• Prevents unauthorised removal of tag
• Allow-out feature for permitted removal of an infant




"The system provides confidence of baby security at all times as their tag cannot be removed without either causing an alarm or being disarmed by an authorised person." 
Bill Owens, Electrical Engineering Manager at University Hospital of North Durham 


​How baby tagging works


The tag

At the time of birth, a purpose-made RFID tag is attached securely to the baby’s ankle and uses the latest technology to transmit a unique ID to the local network of readers tracking its location. Any unauthorised movement beyond a defined area will trigger alarms and notify staff or lock an exit on approach. A Low Frequency (LF) receiver inside the tag works with an LF exciter to create an alert if a tag nears an exit. The tag can also make use of infra-red (IR) transmission for room-level detection.


The system

Using the lightest and smallest tags on the market, the system provide the ultimate in comfort and safety. Tags are fitted to the baby’s ankle using latex free bands. Bands are disposable and have 'cut-band' technology to raise an alarm in case of unauthorised removal of the tag.

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The interface

Intuitive software provides a secure, user friendly interface where staff can add and remove patient details as required. An ‘allow-out’ feature can temporarily disable alerts for a specific tag for permitted removal of the infant by authorised staff. Administrators can swiftly recall logged events by date, time, operator or tag ID. All data is protected and the database can be exported and shared via third party software.

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