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Card Readers

Card readers for access control

Electronic tools to read smart cards, prox cards and more

  • Various technologies fit multiple systems
  • Smart card readers, proximity readers and more
  • All readers are compatible with PremiSys™ access control

The products in IDenticard’s suite of card readers use different technologies to perform a variety of functions. Card readers can be used to perform tasks like granting access to doors, locking server cabinets and more, making them an ideal component in many access control systems.

IDenticard offers a number of different card readers, with each ideal for a different function. Both proximity card and MIFARE readers are ideal for opening doors and other access control applications, while organizations using standard ID cards will benefit from using magnetic stripe or barcode readers for access, data gathering and more. IDenticard also offers the perfect products to complement these card readers, including proximity cards, smart cards, standard ID cards with magnetic stripes and UBand™ MIFARE wristbands.

The card readers below are compatible with the PremiSys access control system as well. With the ability to offer you cards, a card reader and PremiSys, IDenticard truly is a one-stop shop for all of your access control needs.

Available card readers

IDenticard offers some own-brand card readers for access control, as well as various readers from respected vendors:

Types of reader available

  • Proximity card readers: Proximity card readers are a common type of card reader, usually mounted on a wall or door frame. Proximity cards are scanned in front of the reader to grant access, with some readers having a scan range of up to six inches.
  • Contactless MIFARE readers: Compatible with a number of MIFARE smart cards and the MIFARE UBand™ wristband, these readers feature an LED light and a buzzer to validate an authorized scan.
  • Barcode readers: These readers use infrared technology to read and authorize a variety of different barcodes. Barcode readers can be used for both access control and purchasing.
  • Magnetic stripe readers: These readers require that cards be swiped through the reader. Magnetic stripe readers can be mounted both horizontally and vertically. Readers for outdoor use should include a protective housing, as moisture can prevent a card from being swiped successfully.

We'll help find the right card reader for you!

It can be difficult to choose the right card reader for your site, with many different technologies available and variables to consider. IDenticard’s access control solutions specialists have years of experience crafting card reader solutions and working with installers and systems integrators to get card reader systems up and running. Contact us for a site assessment and we’ll help you find the right card reader to suit your needs.