Prox Cards

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. IdentiSys brand 125kHz compatible proximity cards offers value, quality and dependability.

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.

Authorized Allegion Dealer
Authorized HID Global & FARGO Dealer
Authorized Identiv Dealer and Provider

Types of Proximity and Smart Card Credentials

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.

Clamshell Proximity Cards


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


  • Cannot print on ID card printer
​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.

ISO PVC Proximity Cards


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


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

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

ISO Composite Proximity Cards


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


  • Cost more than standard PVC cards
Key Fobs

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

Proximity Key Fobs


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


  • Cost more than standard cards
  • Not customizable
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.

Adhesive Disks


  • ​Turn any object into an access credential


  • Cannot be reused
  • Not​ customizable
​Wearable Wristbands

Wristbands offer organizations a great alternative for active users who are always on the go. Wearables are not for everyone however, so these are more considered an add-on to an existing card or fob system.



  • Easy to wear 
  • Weather proof
  • Customizable


  • Typically shorter lifespan
  • ​Cost more than standard cards
Mobile Credentials

Organizations can utilize smartphones, tablets or wearables to access doors, gates, networks and more.

Mobile Access


  • User convenience
  • Operational efficiency
  • ​Higher security


  • ​Reliance on a charged/working device
  • ​Not every organization has a company-issued device

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.

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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