Myki short term tickets set off shop alarms

Occasional commenter Peter from Murrumbeena has sent me this video of Myki short term tickets setting off a shop alarm.

Apparently it relates to the RFID technology used in the tickets. When a number are placed in close proximity, they look to the shop alarm like the tag attached to protected goods, setting off the alarm.

(Short term tickets are not yet available in Melbourne, but will eventually replace single-use 2-hour/daily Metcards for people who don’t purchase a re-usable Myki card.)