Proximity Cards (or 'Prox Cards' as they are commonly known) sprang to life in the 1990’s and are still very common today in largely physical access control systems or identification applications.
Prox Cards are contactless cards operating at a frequency of 125kHz. As this a relatively low frequency, this limits the amount of data that can be transmitted up to 64 bits normally resulting in one way communication between a card and a reader. 125 kHz Prox Cards are less affected by other radio signals and materials in the environment such as water or metal which makes them a reliable choice in industrial environments.
Popular brands include HID Prox, Indala, EM4102, Hitag 1, Hitag 2, Hitag S256, Hitag 2048 and compatible brands like Swiftprox.
Prox cards offer good reading range up to 15cms, it is a mature market giving users plenty of choice between access control systems, installers, readers, and cards.
Universal Smart Cards supplies the leading HID Prox Cards from the industry leader in this market, HID. Our shop makes it easy to find the HID part number you are searching for, enter your format code, site code and number range within the product page which we will receive instantly. Let us do the rest as we can personalise and send out within 3-5 days.