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"How to RFID"

We present you a guide on how to uses our RFID-test-kit and get an overview over the technology.

Corinna Hahnefeld avatar
Written by Corinna Hahnefeld
Updated over a week ago

You have received your RFID-test-kit from us and are now ready to start!
We have put together a guide for you here so that you are best prepared:

What do you receive from us?

  • RFID-scanner (model RFD8500)

  • RFID labels on metal and

  • RFID labels on furniture


more information about our labels can be found here.

How are mobile devices paired?

The scanners are paired with the respective smartphone via Bluetooth:

  • Turn on the RFID scanner

  • Now press and hold the Bluetooth symbol on the left side of the scanner. This should now flash blue evenly.

  • Navigate to the settings of your smartphone

  • Select "Bluetooth" and activate it

  • Find the RFID scanner in the list of available devices and select it:

    • iOS:

    • Android scanner:

    • (You don't need to allow the access to your contacts and call history)

  • As soon as a connection is established, the Bluetooth icon of the RFID scanner flashes blue quickly

  • Now press the fast blue flashing Bluetooth icon of the RFID scanner to confirm the pairing

  • a confirmation sound will confirm the connection

  • The Bluetooth icon should now be solid blue

How do you log in to the app?

  • First download the seventhings app from the app store.

  • Log in to the app. We show you how to do this here

  • for iOS: open the app and go to the settings menu "Advanced", external scanner "RFID".

  • Select "Bluetooth Scanner" and the RFID scanner that was previously connected via Bluetooth will be shown in the list and you can select it

  • for an android scanner:

What is there to consider?

  • If the RFID scanner does not connect the first time. Turn Bluetooth off and on once and try again.

  • Make sure that your smartphone is not connected to any other devices via Bluetooth. If this is the case, disconnect the connection before you start pairing the RFID scanner.

Where and how should the labels be applied?

  • The on furniture labels are suitable for furniture and non-metallic objects

  • The on metal labels are suitable for metal objects

  • Make sure that the surface is clean, dry and free of grease

  • Adhesive recommendation:

    • Attach the labels best where you want to stick your labels later, for example:

    • For tables, the underside of the tabletop, left side, is suitable.

    • For laptops/monitors it is best to place the labels next to the serial number.

How to scan?

  • Once you have stuck all RFID tags, downloaded the app and paired the RFID scanner, you can start scanning.

  • First, select a location and room in the pre-selection

  • Now press and hold the trigger of the RFID scanner

  • The captured objects are now displayed in the app:

What to expect?

  • It may happen that not all labels are captured the first time

  • Press the trigger again and you can repeat the scanning process as many times as you like


Make sure that there are as few metallic objects as possible between the scanner and the objects to be scanned.

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