What is a Faraday Bag?
Faraday Bags block RF signals from both being sent and received to an electronic device such as a mobile phone, car key or laptop.
How does a Faraday Bag work?
Devices like smartphones connect to phone networks via wireless signals but also have other wireless connection capabilities like Bluetooth or Wireless Wi-Fi networks such as the 802.11b/g/n standard. Even with the standard security features on a smart device, they can still be susceptible to being threatened from an outside source to alter, delete or even add evidence to the phone or another device.
Faraday Bags much like the Faraday cage is an enclosed, sealed unit which prevents signals from being sent and received thanks to the material the bag is made from. This is important in cases of seized devices where the data contained in it is used as evidence in court as the faraday bag will ensure this has not been tampered with.
What are Faraday Bags made of?
Faraday bags can be made up of a wide range of materials but the most common are multiple layers of various metallic layers. For example, you can find copper, aluminium and static dissipative polyethene.
What are Faraday Bags used for?
As mentioned previously, one of the main uses for Faraday Bags is protecting the integrity of information usually by law enforcement and government agencies.
However with our reliance on wireless technology within the workplace and our homes relying on remote connectivity, it is becoming more important to protect our devices that are always connected or looking for connections.
Protect your smart devices from unknown threats and look at our range of Faraday Bags to choose the right bag for your device.