Access Granted: The Benefits of Proximity Cards

Lynn Martelli
Lynn Martelli

The digital age is full of miraculous technology from devices that fit in your hands. Usually, people think of smartphones when they think of modern tech. For businesses and organizations looking to keep their facilities seamlessly secure, proximity cards have worked wonders.

Let’s take a closer look at how they work.

Secure Convenience

Whether you’re a government building, healthcare provider, school, or whatever else, you need to provide security, but not at the expense of convenience. Of course, safety matters, and only authorized people should get access to restricted areas. But nobody wants to feel like they’re in an airport screening every time they enter or exit a building.

Industry leaders like Avon Security Products offer proximity cards from a range of providers capable of working effectively and efficiently with any system. The most experienced companies aren’t just proximity card printers. They offer a range of security solutions for companies, like ID cards with holographics, badges, photo ID software, and a lot more.

Granular Control

Proximity cards work throughout the building, not just in the front door. That means organizations get granular control over which employees or personnel can access any room.

If only the top executives were authorized to access a boardroom, their proximity cards would unlock the door to that room, but nobody else’s would. Managers and executives can easily control who can go where.

Employees don’t need to carry around a ring of keys or struggle to remember what key opens which door. Instead, one card is all they need. They can tap it at any door, so there’s no fumbling or delay.

Unmatched Security

Proximity cards have been on the market for years, but the best providers have leading security features that didn’t exist until recently. Embedded metallic antenna coils store encoded data, including a unique sequence on each specific card.

The HID proximity card reader verifies if the numbers match according to what’s been approved in the company’s or organization’s internal database. These numbers can’t be duplicated, so they’re impossible to crack.

Reduced Wear and Tear

You may not think of a traditional metal key as wearing down the lock, but over time, that’s exactly what happens. After a few months or years, the metal inside the lock can become brittle, or the key’s teeth can become worn down, so it won’t make the same smooth contact with the lock.

Proximity cards don’t have this problem because they don’t actually make physical contact with the reader. Your proximity card should last for years. Just make sure not to leave it around too much metal, or it can become demagnetized. If you use a vinyl badge holder, you won’t run into this problem.

21st-century employees expect to move around seamlessly and securely without having to fuss over cumbersome physical objects. A tiny device that grants total, secure access to everywhere an employee is authorized to go is a must-have for today’s office. If you need a modern security solution, consider getting a proximity card.

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