Cards and Credentials for Access Control

125 kHz Proximity and 13.56 MHz Smart Cards

Proximity cards and access credentials are used for access control (door access), security, identification, toll and other applications that require fast processing.

IdentiSys offers reliable and cost-effective prox​imity and smart card technology credentials for your new or existing access control system. Representing major brands such as HID, Allegion (​Schlage) and Identiv, IdentiSys is a supplier of most of the proximity and smart card formats available on the market, including traditional 125 kHz proximity, Wiegand, 13.56 MHz iCLASS, MIFARE​, multi-technology formats and more. Custom​ printed cards are also available for most card formats.

IdentiSys is also an authorized source for HID Global's Corporate 1000 Program to provide end-user customers with a card format that is developed specifically for each individual end-user customer.

Types of Proximity and Smart Card Credentials


Clamshell Proximity Cards
Clamshell Cards

Clamshell cards are the industry choice for a cost-effective solution to access control. ​These cards are generally thicker than normal 30mil cards.

PROS

  • Often can be re-used 
  • Most affordable
  • Durable

CONS

  • Cannot print on ID card printer

ISO PVC Proximity Cards
​ISO PVC Cards

A standard prox card is made from white PVC and the same size as a CR80 ID card. These can be printed on with a direct-to-card ID card printer.

PROS

  • Can double as an ID ​badge
  • ​Print on ID card printer

CONS

  • ​Not ideal for retransfer ID card printers. Bending can occur from overheating.

ISO Composite Proximity Cards
ISO ​Composite Cards

Composite cards are made of a combination of PVC and polyester and are ​better able to withstand lamination and retransfer printing.

PROS

  • Can double as an ID badge 
  • Best for retransfer ID card printers

CONS

  • Cost more than standard PVC cards

Proximity Key Fobs
Key Fobs

Fey fobs are designed to fit right on your key ring so you never are without your access control card.

PROS

  • Often can be re-used 
  • Durable
  • Easy carried

CONS

  • Cost more than standard cards
  • Not customizable

Adhesive Disks
Adhesive Tags (Disks)

Adhesive tags convert objects into an access control card. These are small enough to be stuck onto an existing employee ID card, phone, or wallet.

PROS

  • ​Turn any object into an access credential

CONS

  • Cannot be reused
  • Not​ customizable

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​Wearable Wristbands

Adhesive tags convert objects into an access control card. These are small enough to be stuck onto an existing employee ID card, phone, or wallet.

PROS

  • Easy to wear 
  • Weather proof
  • Customizable

CONS

  • Typically shorter lifespan
  • ​Cost more than standard cards

Did you know?

You can combine existing clamshell cards from your access card program to incorporate photo ID badges with StickiCards. StickiCards are PVC cards that are printable on one side and adhesive on the other side. These cards can be printed with most ID card printers and are easily attached and removed from clamshell cards.

Sticki Cards

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Need Help Ordering Proximity or Smart Cards?

Our local ID experts are available to help you order cards and credentials, regardless of the access control provider or vendor your organization uses. We can help determine and source what type of cards your access control system uses, as well as ​offer possible alternatives to help save you money. We can provide sample cards and fobs to ensure absolute compatibility to your access control system.



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