Smart Card Access Control

Contact-less smart cards are used to operate your access control system. They operate using well-proven and reliable RF technology, which gives a constant read range and is unaffected by most external conditions. It also means that there is no onboard battery, so theoretically, each smart card has an infinite life and can be read an infinite number of times.

When placed within range of your access control scanner, the smart card will be read in under ½ second, even if that card is covered in oil and grease. This ensures quick scanning times and allows for fast throughput of employees, especially useful at peak periods.

Your smart card access control system can also be operated by proximity key fobs, which work in exactly the same way as smart cards and can be used on the same scanners.

Smart Cards

A variety of smart cards can be used to operate your access control system, including smart cards with a magnetic strip and dual interface cards. Of course you may choose to opt for the standard Tensor smart card, which can operate both your access control, and time and attendance system if you so require.

Having installed numerous access control systems across Scotland, we have found that most of our customers opt for the T1305 smart card. This card is approximately the same size as a standard credit card, and is thin and flexible enough to be carried in your wallet.

All smart cards supplied by Access Control Scotland can be customised to fit in with your corporate identity. Dye sublimation printers are used to print high quality images onto adhesive labels for sticking onto your smart cards. This means that each employee at your organisation can have a personalised smart card complete with photograph and company logo.

Access Control Scotland provide a smart card bureau service, allowing you to outsource your smart card production.

Smart Card Integrity

Each smart card has a microchip embedded within it that holds a unique factory encoded ID number. With up to 34 billion different combinations of ID number, there is no chance that your smart cards can be duplicated. In addition, each ID number has built-in security and integrity checks ensuring that it cannot be misread. A cross-reference list correlating the external printed card number and the programmed ID number is also provided for easy system integration.

The combination of robustness, accuracy and speed have placed our smart card access control systems at the forefront of secure, reliable access control systems.