NFC or QR-codes? What are the advantages of each one?

MyLoneWorkers is a real-time online management system based on NFC and QR-code tags use. To make things easy for you, in this article we will help you choose between NFC or QR-codes by analyzing the advantages and disadvantages of each technology.

NFC is a wireless technology enabling the exchange of information (text, numbers, etc.) between two NFC devices. NFC tags consist of tiny microchips with little aerials which can keep data to transfer to another NFC device, such as a smartphone.

A QR code is made up of black segments organized in a square grid on a white background. It can be read by a visualizing device and can be refined by error modification until the picture will be interpreted adequately.

NFC (Near Field Communication)


 Easy to read
 Quick response
 Low light functionality
 Invisible function


 Higher cost than QR-codes.
 Smartphones shall be NFC compatible in order to read NFC tags
 Users shall be inside the reading area.
 Metal materials adjacent to NFC tag may trigger disturbance.

NFC or QR-Codes

QR-Codes (Quick Response Codes)


 Minimal cost.
 Larger functionality distance ranges by increasing QR-code sizes.
 No surroundings interference concerns.
 Simple point assignment.


 Requires balance during the scan.

Eventually, each one has its own pros and cons and it's up to you to choose the right one for your company depending on your needs.

We assure you that, whichever your choice is, you will definitely benefit from either NFC tags or QR-codes combined with MyLoneWorkers Real-Time Management System

View our pricelist online and discover the lowest prices on Lone Workers systems combined with our special offers for annual plans!

About MyLoneWorkers

MyLoneWorkers innovative system reduces the risks and guarantees that every lone worker returns home safely after carrying out their tasks at work which is one of the most basic responsibilities for an employer. It is a real time lone worker monitoring system which skyrockets the efficiency of lone workers’ safety and the completion of their tasks offering them the ability to increase their productivity via technology.


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