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Security Control With Card Access Systems
For ease of use, card access readers are a popular option in commercial access control. Should a card become lost, it is a simple process to deactivate and issue a new one. Cards may also be combined with photo IDs, for additional security.
With our combination card access/security systems, holding your card up to a reader will let you in while also disarming the security system—automatically. If the card holder is not authorized to disarm the security system, then their card will not let them into the building until it is disarmed by an authorized person.
Security access systems can use barcode cards activated by a magnetic stripe, much like an ATM or debit card. Proximity cards are a more sophisticated option, activated one inch to three feet from a reader. Proximity cards are the most common - because there is no contact between the card and reader, they are more reliable and suffer less wear and tear.
Useful in on-site parking facilities, the automobile tag is a type of proximity card, allowing access to parking areas without requiring the driver to open the window or leave the car. Automobile tags can work at hundreds of feet away from a sensor, providing a greater security for the driver and less need for additional personnel interaction.
Contact Metro Alarm to discuss the use of a card access system at your commercial locations.