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What Proximity Card Should I Choose?

Proximity cards give you an easy and affordable way to get secure access control for employees, students, contractors, or vendors. They’re read-only devices with an embedded antenna that allow card reader devices to pick up the data from a range between 2.5 inches to 20 inches, depending on the reader you choose. IDSecurityOnline offers you plenty of choices in proximity cards, which might make it difficult to decide. We’ll walk you through your options here to help you narrow it down to the best solution for your needs.


How to encode data in your ID cards

To increase security and create multifunctional badges, you can encode information onto your ID cards. Card printers come with a variety of encoding options to answer the needs of every application.

Here is an overview of the different options available today:

  • Barcodes
    Easy-to-use and inexpensive, barcodes are easy to set up as the printer doesn’t need a specific encoder. All you need to do is add a barcode to your cards through your design software. Barcodes don’t store data: a barcode reader is used to scan the code.
 
 
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