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It's a matter of cost (as already mentioned), but also limitations in the technology. Different materials can reflect or absorb the signal. This causes a lot of problems; especially for automatic checkout situations.

Some large retailers like Walmart had some high hopes for RFID when RFID was the hype. Unfortunately, they didn't have an understanding of the requirements or limitations of the technology. For example, they had a ridiculous expectation that a pallet of any material could have a 100% read rate at 100 ft/minute if my memory serves me. There are things you can do to assist in the read accuracy such as air gaps (in and out of the container), spacing, label placement, reflectors, et al., but its difficult and expensive to manage and test.

Inventory management or asset management is a good fit. You could put an RFID tag inside a computer and place readers to cover what you need. That would allow you to define areas where the computer is allowed to go. Not physically obviously, but as an additional level of security. Whether the expense is worth it depends on how many areas you're going to manage. Basically you'd assign antennas at every portal you needed to track. And the number of readers required would be based on that and distance since the cabling can only be so functionally long.
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