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Hornady® Receives Patents for RFID in Firearm Security Devices

Grand Island, NE — Hornady® has been granted two utility patents related to the RFID technology used in their premium line of RAPiD® Safes.

“The first patent (No. 9,530,266) established the use of RFID technology in a firearm storage device while the second patent (No. 10,233,687) strengthens the company’s claims on the first.” said Tom Delattre, Hornady Security Products Coordinator. Additional patents are pending.

Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) uses electromagnetic fields to securely communicate between readers and tags attached to objects. Hornady began incorporating RFID in lock boxes in 2013.

RAPiD® Safes with Key Fob

When a wristband, key fob, decal or other key containing the proper RFID tag is placed over the reader on a RAPiD® Safe, the safe opens immediately. The system allows fast and dependable touch-free access to a firearm or valuables — but only to authorized users.

“The RFID method allows for the fastest access to a safely locked and stored firearm,” Delattre said. “Our Hornady Security RFID products are not only California DOJ (Department of Justice) certified; they are ASTM certified — a very challenging certification to meet!”

“Hornady® is known around the world for innovation, and these patents confirm that,” said Steve Hornady, company president. “But we want to be known just as far and wide for safety — providing safe and secure firearms storage devices.

“So, we’re doubly proud of these patents and the hard work that went into receiving them!”

Founded in 1949, Hornady® Manufacturing Company is a family owned business headquartered in Grand Island, Nebraska. Proudly manufacturing products that are made in the USA, Hornady® Manufacturing is a world leader in bullet, ammunition, reloading tool and accessory design and manufacture.

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