Access Cards and Fobs
There are hundreds of different access control and security systems out there, all using various formats of cards, fobs and key-tags as the principle method of gaining access. However, while there are many different access systems out there, the available formats of the cards and fobs are not so vast, and different manufacturers often use the same handful of formats.
However, it is important that you choose the correct fobs or cards for the system you are using, as even when multiple brands all use the same format of cards and fobs, they may use closed-technology in the reader which requires that any cards or fobs being used must be pre-programmed with a basic level of data in order to be enrolled on your system, so we advise against trying to cross over brands unless you know as a point of fact that they do communicate together.
To make things easy, we have listed the most popular brands of access systems below, the names of which would normally be stamped on your card / fob, or at very least on the reader itself that you present your card to.
Among the most popular are Paxton, ACT and HID, swiftly followed by PAC. But of course you may not have any of these systems. If this is the case, please contact us and include photos of your cards / fobs and the reader if possible, so that we can try to identify the correct format for your system. We will then be able to quote you for the amount of cards you need - just bear in mind sometimes these come in packed quantities, or at least work out much more cost effective in packed quantities even when they are available individually.
Trying to replace Access Cards or Fobs?
It is important to replace access cards and fobs as soon as they begin showing signs of over-wearing. This way nobody will ever be stuck where their access cannot be granted due to malfunction of their card or keyring fob.
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