These days, you need more than a traditional key and lock to secure your commercial property. Most business owners use a key fob or access card systems to manage entry doors and secure sensitive areas.
At Union Alarm, we have years of experience installing, managing, and servicing access control systems; we understand them like no other security company.
Our technicians specialize in:
- Supplying Winnipeg business owners with HID proximity cards, key fobs, and electronic key cards.
- Different credential formats, including high encryption RFID, 26-bit cards, 36-bit fobs and 40 bit structures to name but a few.
- Always keeping stock of the major brands that supply proximity key fobs and electronic key cards. When you need cards or fobs right away, we’ve got you covered.
Curious about our inventory? We carry cards and key fobs from Kantech ioProx, ICT, HID Prox Cards, RFID Tags, Keyscan Cards, and Bluetooth mobile credentials. Your employees can then access doors and elevators using their smartphones.
With an access control system, it’s easy to manage the security of your facility. At Union Alarm, we aim to make the process convenient, cost-effective, and simple to understand. We’ll set you up with the right formats for your commercial property. If you’re looking for a quote on cards or fobs, contact us today!
History of Key Cards.
What’s the history of key cards, fobs, and credentials?
When card and key fob systems were first developed, manufacturers made swipe key cards with a magnetic strip. Users would swipe the card through a magnetic door lock to gain entry. But this technology had its limitations; cards had a high wear rate, offered low security, and were inconvenient.
These shortcomings led to the development of contactless proximity technology; now, cards and fobs do not need physical contact with the reader to unlock doors.
What happens when you swipe a card or fob at the reader?
The reader itself emits a short-range RF field. When the user places the proximity card in a range of that field, the reader activates an integrated chip within the access card.
Then, that chip transmits a code to the reader. Once the reader authorizes the card, it sends a signal to the electrified lock that opens the door. In addition, the system tracks the details of which user opened the door (including the timestamp).
Why are today’s card formats more secure than ever?
A key fob or card won’t do much to protect your business if it’s easily duplicated. This was exactly the problem with older access cards, which used a simple 26-bit structure. Now, encrypted cards and RFID technologies are used to prevent this issue.
At Union Alarm, we install secure formats with encrypted signatures that cannot be duplicated. Other technologies include Bluetooth mobile credentials and MIFARE contactless smartcards.
Proximity Cards and Key Tags from ICT:
Cards and tags from ICT are designed for the 125kHz and MIFARE DESFire product range. Multiple technology cards combine high and low-frequency technology into one card.
What’s the difference between a 125kHz card and a 13.56MHz card? It has to do with how the data is transmitted, the card structure, security, and the card read range.
Learn more about ICT credentials by contacting Union Alarm.
Get a Quote for Key Fobs and Cards in Winnipeg Today!
Looking for a supply of high-quality cards and key fobs? At Union Alarm, we’ve got you covered. Shop our supply of advanced cards and key fobs. For more information, contact Union Alarm today!