prox access control card opening a doorMore and more of our customers are ordering their ID cards using technologies to allow access to their facilities. Access control has long been the primary use of “prox” or “smartcards”, although these cards are in fact capable of doing much much more.

Some examples of added-value services that our clients implement include: time & attendance, employee monitoring, network log-on, check-in/out, store-of-value, etc. These cards are often referred to as prox or proxy cards, because they work at close proximity to the reader.

InstantCard’s sister company, BrightCard, has been specialized in smartcard technology for nearly 10 years. We can therefore provide our clients with assistance to help them navigate the many alternatives available to them among alternative card technologies.

When choosing the most appropriate smart card technology, a company has many choices. First is frequency: low frequency (LF), high frequency (HF), or Ultra-High Frequency (UHF).

Other choices involve trade-offs in terms of security, read-distance, and cost. And the ability to support current and future applications is also an important factor. We help companies understand their choices and make the best choice. Don’t hesitate to consult us if you are considering implementing advanced technologies in your ID card program.