How Does a Smart Card Work?

by Steven Miller Marketing Expert

Generally, the companies use access control systems for all the employees working there. It allows the entry and exit in the building in order to ensure safety. The Mifare cards or the proximity cards are mainly used for the same. This card is provided to every member of the staff and it has sole identifier which is read by card reader and transferred to access control software in computer. Internal record which is stored in computer is actually the channel which access control software uses so as to grant access or refuse request.

With the changing technology these days, adopting the better and higher means of security has become a necessity. For this, the Mifare cards have been looked upon as these cards fulfill the needs efficiently. In fact, it has become an essential part in almost all the government offices, hospitals, corporate firms etc. where security needs to be of high quality for many reasons. This card is quite small in size unlike the other debit card or driving license.

Proximity card is like identity card but it is made only by particular or specific badge printer. It comes with an updated technology, which once joint with any identification system enables you to have the access to the specific controlled regions. The proximity card is made of plastic. A lot of companies have used proximity card reader for hi-tech security. Employer or any authorized person having this card for the proximity is asked to swipe card through the reader and right away the signals are being sent to main computer that handles access to limited areas. This ensures a safe working environment around.

There are different companies who are manufacturing card readers and one of them is omnikey. It is a renowned name among all the card readers. There are variety of omnikey readers present which includes omnikey 5321, omnikey 3121 etc. These card readers have proper code format where it transfers the code to the control panel which is then analyzed in order to check the authenticity of the person with the card. Some cards have additional coding which reader takes in whereas most of the cards don’t have additional code in the cards. Reader only transfers the sequence code to the access control panel for review. Mifare Desfire EV1 is one new evolution of desfire cards.

Smart cards have truly become the latest innovation which is very much capable of storing encoded information and transmits to a favorable distance. This information is normally stored in magnetic strip for a longer usage. The magnetic or the smart card printers are being used in order to print the debit or the credit cards. These can be used to print employee’s cards with the bar codes too.  These plastic cards incorporate magnetic strips. The magnetic strips are normally found at the back of the cards.

With the advent of new technology and features, keeping things sorted have become easier and simpler. Thus, get on to look for the best smart card providers for a safer you!

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