Access Control - Card Reader System

Card Reader Systems

● The All-in-One

The All-in-One is a standalone proximity reader which can control one door.The reader has an on-board memory which stores up to 30 card / tag holders and is programmed with a master card (supplied). The push to exit button and the lock are wired direct to the reader. The lock relay can be configured for “pulse” or “latch” mode.

● Solo2 controller

The Solo 2 is a standalone system which can control up to two doors using Wiegand readers.

The controller has an onboard memory which stores up to 2000 card / tag holders and is programmed with a master card (supplied).

The system database can be uploaded / downloaded via the memory stick (supplied).

This enables the same database to be copied to multiple controllers.

What are Card Readers?

Most modern access control systems now use RFID cards or key fobs as the ‘credentials’ held by users to enable them to gain access to restricted areas. The main advantages of RFID over magnetic stripe cards and barcodes are:

· Offer higher level of security as they can’t be easily copied.

· Not prone to wear as they don’t require contact with the reader.

· Readers are robust and maintenance free.

The RFID transponder comprises a tiny microchip together with an antenna housed in a convenient package.

The most common forms of RFID transponder package used in access control is the plastic ISO card (credit card sized) and key fobs (moulded plastic or resin housing that fits on a key ring). Key fobs generally need to be placed a little closer to the reader than cards.