Smart Card Store | Universal Smart Cards
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Welcome to the Universal Smart Cards Store. We are a market leader in the implementation of smart cards and the associated technology. Providing a complete range of smart cards, card readers and card printers, together with solutions and consultancy services to organisations located in the UK, Europe and Worldwide. We can design and personalise your smart cards using our in-house team and advise you on the best technology to protect and enhance the use of smart cards in your more

We have vast experience of working across multiple sectors implementing our technology for; logical access control, physical access control, loyalty and gift cards, cashless vending, education, government, transport and ITSO. We are also experienced in using social media to integrate with our smart card technology.

Why Use Universal Smart Cards?

Independent... by working with an established supply chain, we offer real contingency, competitive prices and a quick turn-around to our customers. Main partners include Gemalto for whom we are a specialist smart card distributor.

Convenience... as we keep high levels of stock for most smart card products, we can offer shorter lead times - 'next day' on stocked items.

Peace of mind... as an ISO 9001 accredited company all areas of our operation adhere to high quality standards. We only work with carefully selected suppliers that provide good products and comprehensive warranty.

Refreshing change... be prepared to be pleasantly surprised when we do what we say we will! Our aim is to provide the highest level of customer service.

About Our Products & Services

Smart Cards / Chip Cards
Smart cards (otherwise known as chip cards) have become an integral part of the way we perform day to day tasks, from identifying ourselves and gaining access to our places of work to making payment while shopping. All smart cards contain microchips (hence, chip cards) and can be split into two camps - contact cards (like a bank card) and contactless (RFID) cards. Twin smart cards have both technologies on one card, whilst combi smart cards are an amalgamation of both technologies on one chip. Find out more about smart cards.

Smart Card Printers
Universal Smart Cards supplies smart card printers for post-production printing and card personalisation from all the best brands, including Datacard, Magicard, Zebra, Fargo, Evolis and CIM. There are two main types of plastic card printers; dye-sublimation card printers and thermal re-transfer card printers. Whether you need printed employee ID cards, membership cards, identity cards, or loyalty cards, Universal Smart Cards has the right card printer for the job. Find out more about card printers.

Smart Card Readers
Universal Smart Cards Store supplies a full range of contact and contactless smart card readers from all the best brands, including Gemalto and Omnikey. We can supply PC-linked card readers (contact and contactless), standalone and handheld card readers and PCMCIA card readers. Whether you use your smart cards for payments, identification or logical access control, Universal Smart Cards has a suitable smart card reader.


Universal Smart Cards work closely with leading industry manufacturers in the UK and Worldwide, offering clients the most up-to-date, innovative products on the market.

Latest News

SDW 2016 looks to be best year yet

SDW 2016 looks to be best year yet

Universal Smart Cards are pleased to be exhibiting at Secure Document World for the second year runn... read more ›

Card firm get smarter with transport

Card firm get smarter with transport

Hertfordshire based smart card specialists, Universal Smart Cards (USC) have been awarded two new IT... read more ›

USC achieve HID Advantage Platinum Partner-Status!

USC achieve HID Advantage Platinum Partner-Status!

We are pleased to share that USC has achieved HID Advantage Platinum status from HID Global; world l... read more ›

Rising to new heights

Rising to new heights

Smart card specialist, Universal Smart Cards has named Deyrick Allen as their new Director of Sales ... read more ›

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