Thanks to their contactless technology, proximity readers offer a robust, low-cost highly secure way for you to control entry to and exit from your premises. Individual identification and access policy data, along with the operational technology, are securely stored within a contactless integrated circuit device, such as a card or fob, reducing the likelihood of damage or copying. They also enable you to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act.
How do proximity readers work?
Modern proximity devices are 13.56 MHz contactless RFID "smartcards". The devices transmit a signal to the proximity reader via a Wiegand or clock-and-data interface. The reader decodes the credentials and, if appropriate, automatically unlocks or opens the door. The typical read range is approximately 100mm but much longer ranges are available.
Proximity readers can be fitted to many different internal and external doors and to other entry points, such as gates and barriers, can restrict access to particular areas and can record where staff have been. Proximity readers can be housed in a weatherproof, vandal-resistant casing, making them long-lasting and resilient even in extreme environments.
Integrate your proximity readers into a complete entry system
Our experienced, award-winning team of security engineers can integrate your proximity readers with your fire and security system and a range of other door entry technologies including:
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Chris Lewis Fire & Security has a long history of providing high-quality access control solutions, from design and commissioning to installation and maintenance. We'll carry out a full free survey of your premises and, because we're vendor-neutral, we'll ensure you have exactly the right products to protect your house, staff and premises from intruders.