Physical Access


of powerful, versatile access control readers and credentials in the industry.

Physical Access Control Solutions

HID's Physical Access Control Solutions provide the most extensive line of powerful, versatile access control readers and credentials in the industry.Consisting of leading brands iCLASS Seos, iCLASS SE, iCLASS SmartID, HID Prox and Indala Prox, HID's access control readers and credentials feature low-frequency (125 kHz), high-frequency (13.56 MHz) and multi-technology solutions.

HID Global's networked access solutions, including VertX open architecture access controllers and the award-winning Edge IP-based access control hardware, represent a new revolution in IP-enabled access control solutions. Designed to meet the demands of open architecture, IP-centric environments, Edge provides fully distributed intelligence and decision making right to the door, leveraging the IT infrastructure to the maximum extent possible

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Readers

A reader is an electronic component of a physical access control system. Usually a self-contained unit, the reader is an autonomous device that performs the single purpose of interfacing to a card and providing an output to an access control panel. The core is encapsualted in a potting material to protect the reader electronics from the environment and vandalism.

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Credentials

A card (or transponder) is a passive electronic device that relies on a reader to provide the necessary power for start-up and communication. The card consists of one or several application-specific integrated circuits each of them connected to a multi-turn antenna, that when combined, creates the 125 KHz or 13.56 MHz resonant frequency. The card can also be manufactured with unique data for the purpose of anti-collision, as well as the personalized cardholder data for physical access control.

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Networked Access

Trends towards open standards and IP convergence are expanding system capabilities as security system components and data are used for numerous business applications.

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