Security managers have never had more options for access control cards and other badging and credentialing applications. Magnetic stripe, Wiegand and proximity technology all remain popular and effective.
One new technology many security and IT managers are evaluating is contactless smart cards. Just as proximity technology brought advantages over Wiegand card technology 20 years ago, contactless smart card technology today is bringing new advantages over proximity for physical access control as well as other applications.
The objective of this white paper is to discuss smart card technology in an access control context, present its advantages, and discuss implementation considerations.