Implementation of physical access control devices has been widely adopted by organisations of all sizes. Additionally, physical access control cards are no longer regarded as simple door access cards because the latest access control solutions offer numerous capabilities including:
Building and Door Access | Identification | Visitor Management
|Time and Attendance Recording | Secure Log-on
This allows organisations to control, manage and record activity and movements by utilising one system.
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TWO FACTOR AUTHENTIFICATION
Smart cards enable information to be stored on the chip, which can be used for identification and verification. Two-factor authentification is widely used, whereby a smart card is inserted into a reader and then a pin is also required for access. This authentification method is particularly popular for logical access control. Both physical and logical access requirements can be incorporated onto one smart card.
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GIVING YOU THE BEST PRODUCTS
Universal Smart Cards can provide you with a range of physical access control products to suit your requirements. From traditional fobs to contactless smart cards such as Mifare, we can also help you with:
Contact and Contactless (13.56 MHz) Smart Cards | Dual Interface Cards
|Proximity Cards (125 kHz) | Readers | Software
TECHNOLOGIES TO CONSIDER
There are a number of smart card technologies considered for physical access control, these are:
This technology historically has been widely used by the majority of today's access control solutions and is based on firm industry standards. The technology is ‘read only’ and therefore the on-card solutions are very limited.
ISO14443 and ISO15693 technologies
These smart cards are truly ‘smart' and intelligent. They allow for read/write devices and are capable of storing different kinds of data on the card and operating at different ranges. (Typically 5cm to 5m). One example of ISO14443 is Mifare, which has been widely produced by both NXP and Infineon. The advantage of this technology is that it allows for multiple applications on one card. Many cashless vending and loyalty integrators are now supporting this technology.
PERSONALISE YOUR PHYSICAL ACCESS CARDS
Furthermore, smart cards can be printed with your company brand and card holder details including a photograph. Further security credentials can be printed onto the card including holograms, embossing and microtext. Please visit our Card Personalisation page for further information.