Many users, who require only a basic system, prefer magnetic swipe card technology to the more traditional key code, this is primarily from an ease of use point of view. It has the advantage that access rights can be given to or taken away from an individual without having to reprogram code operated locks.
Proximity devices operate, as the name suggests, by the user holding their tag, or card, near to the corresponding door sensor.
‘Hands-free’ versions can operate up to 1M away from the door sensor. This can be useful if staff are constantly moving between different areas within a building.
Proximity tags, cards, and also magnetic swipe cards can be customised with your company’s logo. And, with the addition of Photo ID technology, may also serve as a photographic ID Badge.
Biometric systems are becoming increasingly prevalent in medium to higher risk security situations, typical technologies are fingerprint, and Iris recognition. We would recommend a thorough risk assessment before considering this technology.