The Evolution of Security: Access Cards
Access cards are a type of plastic card used to control entry to restricted areas, information, or devices. Equipped with radio tags, these cards communicate with dedicated readers. The readers extract and verify the data stored on the cards, allowing or denying access. Undoubtedly, access cards have bolstered company security measures and resource management. Their ease of use, swift operation, durability, and resistance to daily wear make them an ideal choice for various industries.
Applications of Access Cards
Access cards find ubiquitous use in office buildings, educational institutions, healthcare facilities, government agencies, and transportation systems. They enable secure entry into restricted areas, monitor employee attendance, grant membership privileges, and elevate the overall security of an organization. With customizable features and cutting-edge technology, access cards have become an essential component of modern access control systems.
The Technology Behind Plastic Access Cards – How do they work?
How do access cards work? These are plastic cards that house a special electronic module with an antenna, commonly referred to as an RFID module or transponder. This embedded transponder facilitates data exchange with a transceiving device via radio waves. It needs to be compatible with the reader system it communicates with.
In addition to radio communication, the RFID module also allows data storage, most commonly an identification number that’s read when the card is near a reader.
Our product range boasts a variety of popular proximity modules such as Mifare, Unique, NFC, Hitag, and ATA. Each module has specific parameters and is identified by a distinct name like Unique 4100 or Mifare Classic 1K. If you’re unsure about which module to choose, refer to your reader’s specification or reach out to us. We’re eager to assist you in selecting the right type. Also, explore our traditional magnetic card production offerings. These serve a similar purpose to RFID cards but, unlike proximity cards, magnetic cards require direct contact with the card reader. Below, we showcase the most common types of access cards.