I.C.O (Intelligent Connected Objects) created Protec Card, a connected case that protects bank cards from loss, theft and hacking attempts via the RFID contactless function. The aluminium shell prevents the interception of personal data or unsolicited contactless payments.
Light and compact (2.9mm thick and weighing 19g), it fits into most wallets and purses. With a 6-month battery life (charged via PC or USB), it connects via Bluetooth.
Once connected to the app (iOS and Android), the Protec Card case offers four security functions:
- Remote sensor: alerting the smartphone if it is more than 50m away for more than 5 minutes (the time can be set on the app). Some so-called ‘comfort’ zones can be predefined.
- Card absence detector: alerting the smartphone if the bank card is out of the case for more than 2 minutes (the time can be set on the app).
- Geolocation: informing the position in real-time.
- Emergency help: enabling the emergency services to be contacted directly from the app.
Types of support
I.C.O joined the Orange booth at Viva Technology 2019.