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Secure Card Technology

Updated: Nov 20, 2019

According to Global Industry Analysts, the global market for card-based electronic access control (EAC) is expected to reach $10.1 billion by 2020. Nonetheless, recent research by ASIS International found that the equipment used in the field is fairly outdated and dangerous. Responses from almost 2,000 ASIS participants working as security managers or consultants suggest the most common access control technology deployed is 125 KHz low frequency proximity.

125 KHz proximity technology was introduced more than 25 years ago. While this technology provides ease of use and comes in many form factors, it is widely-known for its security vulnerabilities. These cards can easily be cloned, the cloned cards can be used to access buildings, often without no one knowing the system has been compromised.

As access control and security requirements consistently evolve, they force organizations to update and improve their access control systems. A key component to this upgrade are iCLASS SE ® and multiCLASS SE ® readers. This is because they enable use of a wide range of the latest credential technologies along with preserving backward compatibility and an upgrade path from older outdated technologies.

These modern readers provide:

Powerful Security: These readers improve mutual authentication with smart cards, using a layered security approach that boosts encrypted communication with the controller.

Proven Interoperability: Upgrades can be done at your pace, as these readers support a wide range of credential technologies, including: iCLASS Seos, MIFARE, DESFire, and more.

HID Mobile Access: Enhanced user experience allows employees to use their smartphones to access facilities, networks and more.

For more information on how to upgrade your reader technology, contact or call us at 952-888-6688

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