RFID Windshield Tags


  • Specialized inlays read well through windshield glass
  • Unlimited color options with choice of up to four standard or custom colors
  • Digital printing process provides for greater print capability with detailed logos or special designs
  • High frequency (HF) RFID Tags available
  • Double-sided registered option available
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$1,225.00 for 500 tags


Controlling vehicle access to individual locations – whether it’s corporate facilities, gated communities, or downtown parking lots – can be challenging. Eliminate the need for on-site staff and the hassle of stopping for a card reader with our RFID Windshield Tags.

Unlike other windshield tags on the market, our RFID Windshield Tag utilizes passive RFID UHF (ultra-high frequency) technology offering a more economical option to the active windshield tags available. Encased between thin layers of polyester, the specialized inlay doesn’t require a standoff to read either through or on a glass windshield. This product provides a read range of approximately 20+ ft. A tamper-evident option with strategically placed slits in the label and adhesive layers is also available at not additional cost.

If you're looking for other RFID labels for glass surfaces, click here.

What is the RFID tag on a car windshield?

Different applications for RFID tags on car windshields include inventory tracking and access control with the later becoming more and more popular. Gated communities, corporate parking and even car washes use RFID tags on car windshields for their access control applications.

How do you put a tag on a windshield?

Adhering a tag to a windshield using a pressure-sensitive adhesive is the most popular way to put a tag on a windshield. There are specialized adhesives that work well with glass surfaces. In addition, these many of these adhesives are clear; thereby not discoloring the printed material on the tag. 

Potential Applications for RFID Windshield Tags

Access Control - the RFID inlay and barcode/human readable information on Metalcraft RFID Windshield Tags can be used to track and control vehicle access both in and out of secure facilities like gated communities, corporate parking lots, etc.

For more information about RFID Windshield tags, read our case study, Speeding Up The Toll Process or our blog, RFID Windshield Tags: Access To New RFID Applications.

Specifications Data
Material Polyester
Serialization Bar code and human-readable equivalent is produced using the latest high-resolution digital technology available, which provides excellent clarity and easy scanning. Code 39 is the standard symbology with a range of 2.7 to 9.4 CPI (characters per inch). Optional symbologies are available.
Label Copy The label copy may include block type, stylized type, logos or other designs. All copy, block type, logos, designs, and bar code are subsurface printed. This unique process provides excellent resistance to solvents, caustics, acids and moderate abrasion.
Colors Standard colors include black, red, yellow, green, dark blue, orange, purple or blue. Custom spot colors are also available at no additional charge. Due to contrast needed for the bar code scanner, all bar codes are black.
Standard Adhesive High performance adhesive
Frequency Range UHF = 860-960 MHz; HF = 13.56 MHz
Sizes 4.1875" x 1.125"; 2.5" x 0.75"
Packaging Produced and shipped in roll form

Price Table

Size 100 - 299 300 - 499 500 - 999 1000 - 2999 3000 - 4999 5000 - 6999 7000 - 9999
4.1875" x 1.125" $3.12 $3.12 $2.45 $1.52 $0.82 $0.70 $0.64
2.5" x .75" $3.12 $3.12 $2.21 $1.28 $0.62 $0.50 $0.48

Color Price Table

Size 100 - 299 300 - 499 500 - 999 1000 - 2999 3000 - 4999 5000 - 6999 7000 - 9999
4.1875" x 1.125" $3.12 $3.12 $2.50 $1.57 $0.86 $0.74 $0.68
2.5" x .75" $3.12 $3.12 $2.23 $1.30 $0.64 $0.52 $0.46
Temperature Test Summary
Tag performs in temperature range of -13°F to 175°F. Note: Tag performance is limited to performance range of inlay.
Read Range Test Summary
Tag has a read range of 18 ft using Motorola AR400 portal reader at 24 dbm (1/4 of maximum reader power) and has a read range of 21 ft using Symbol MC906R handheld reader at 30 dbm (full power)
Label Adhesion Test Summary
This rating measures label adhesion after being exposed to chemicals listed below for a 2 hour soak.
Label Adhesion Test Data
Test conditions Result
Isopropyl alcohol No effect
Acetone Label falls off
Water No effect
Bath soap No effect
Pyroil brake fluid Label falls off
Glass cleaner no effect

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