Faraday bags are practical, smart, and necessary today. Not only for EMF protection but for privacy and security as well.
They are used for several different reasons, including blocking hackers and thieves, shielding electronic devices from electromagnetic interference (EMI), protecting against electromagnetic pulses (EMP), and protecting sensitive items such as credit cards, passports, and your information.
Faraday bags are often used by law enforcement and military personnel to prevent electronic eavesdropping.
Who Uses Faraday Bags?
Faraday bags are used by the military, law enforcement, forensics investigators, politicians and corporate head honchos. Faraday cages are used in hospitals, science laboratories, and in commercial buildings.
Hackers are everywhere nowadays. And they’re not sitting behind their computer in their parents basement anymore. Your data can be hacked anywhere you are.
You lock your doors, you have a password lock on your phone (or you should), and you should have a Faraday bag for your electronics. There are many benefits of Faraday bags and having peace of mind is priceless.
1. Faraday Bags for EMF Protection
Faraday bags are great for blocking all the electromagnetic radiation and energy emitted by all electronic devices.
My list of the best Faraday bags for 2022 include cell phone bags, duffel bags, backpacks, key fobs, laptop bags, tablets, waterproof dry bags and more.
2. Protection Against an EMP
A Faraday bag is a great place to store your electronic devices to protect them from an EMP blast.
An EMP (electromagnetic pulse) blast can be caused by man made weapons or natural sources, like lightning.
It is a brief burst of energy that creates an incredibly powerful electromagnetic field that can short-circuit electronic devices – like laptops, satellites, radios, phones, traffic lights, radar receivers, etc.
Protect your communication systems, your technology and your wallet. An EMP has the potential to permanently damage your electronics.
3. Personal Data Protection
Digital thieves are everywhere. Your phone, tablet, and computer are full of personal information, financial information and data desired by digital thieves.
Having your email hacked isn’t just a headache, it’s a way someone can steal your information to create new accounts, use your email to reset your passwords, and gain access to banking information.
You can easily protect all your private information like logins, social security numbers, phones numbers, emails, etc. by keeping your electronic devices in a Faraday bag. There are Faraday purses or backpacks to store all your tech devices in while you carry on with your day or individual cases for each device.
Whether you’re at work, shopping at the mall or grocery store, travelling on a train, or waiting at an airport, you’re at risk of your data being stolen. So take a simple step in protecting yourself.
4. Vehicle Key Fob Protection
Key fobs constantly emit low-power radio signals. Hackers can easily scan your key fob information and use it to break into your car and even steal it.
Keyless car theft is called a “relay attack” and can be done from several meters away.
It tricks cars into thinking that the key fob is next to the car door or trunk when it is not, allowing the vehicle to be unlocked and started.
Faraday key fob bags will block signals from high tech crooks. Once you’ve locked your door, just put your fob into the bag and your fob and vehicle, as well as anything inside your vehicle are protected. You lock your car doors, now it’s time to add locking up your key fob as well.
At home you can use a Faraday box to keep everyone’s key fobs in to block any thieves near your home.
5. Credit Card Protection
Your credit card doesn’t have to be physically taken from you to be stolen. Digital hackers are able to scan credits cards (RFID skimming) through your purse or wallet as you pass by them. Maxing out your card completely unbeknownst to you.
You can eliminate the risk of credit fraud and the stress, financial loss, and headache that comes along with it by using a Faraday bag, wallet or purse. These bags offer field cancellation, blocking out hacking devices from accessing anything within them.
Recommended for everyone, they are particularly important to anyone who travels regularly. The last thing you want is to have your credit card information taken from you while in another country.
6. Keep Sensitive Work Data Safe
Depending on what you do for work, you may have very sensitive information on your phone, tablet, or laptop. This could be personal client details, financial information, etc.
Keep sensitive work information protected while you’re travelling out of the office. Your work tablet, laptop and phone can all be vulnerable to hackers.
Faraday bags comes in all different sizes to fit all your electronics. You can get duffel bags with Faraday security that can hold multiple items. Or you can get a more travel friendly bag that still holds a lot like a secure backpack. They are an easy way to keep all your important data safe.
For everyday use you can use signal shielding pouches specifically for your phone or key fob.
What Are The Best Brands of Faraday Bags?
When choosing a bag, backpack, or pouch you want to go with the most reputable brands because they’re going to last the longest and are made with the highest quality shielding fabric and other materials.
My favorite brands are Mission Darkness, SLNT, Off-Grid and I’m very happy that DefenderShield now has a line of RF shielding bags too. Check out my review of DefenderShield’s products.
What Are Faraday Bags Made From?
Faraday bags are made of conductive materials, such as metalized fabric or metal mesh, that block electromagnetic fields.
Who is Michael Faraday?
Named after English scientist Michael Faraday, who is credited with the discovery of electromagnetic induction in 1831.
How Do I know If My Bag Is Working?
It’s important to test your bag every so often to make sure there are no holes in the material or in the opening. One way to test your bag is with an EMF meter. Other ways to test is to simply try to call or text your phone in the shielding pouch or try to pair the device in the bag to a Bluetooth device. Here is a video of us testing the Mission Darkness Faraday phone bag.