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Proximity Readers

Proximity card readers are a door locking system that requires a smart card that can be read without inserting it into a reader. The card is simply held near the reader for a moment and the door unlocks. Typically, the proximity card reader produces a beep or some other type of indicator that the card has been read. The card and reader system allows users to leave the card in their purse or wallet and simply swipe the card close to the reader for entry. Many readers also have a standard lock on the door as a backup. We have the top brands and a massive inventory below, so find what you need today!

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  1. Paxton 323-110-US P200 Proximity Reader

    Paxton 323-110-US P200 Proximity Reader

    The P200 is a standard P series reader with a much larger coil to give an increased read range with hands free tokens. This larger coil makes it unsuitable for mounting the reader directly onto metal surfaces, posts, etc. The read range of both units is similar to the standard P series reader with passive tokens but is greatly extended (up to 2.5 yards) when used in conjunction with a hands free interface, tokens and keycards. Learn More
    $143.00

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  2. Paxton 333-110-US P38 Proximity Reader

    Paxton 333-110-US P38 Proximity Reader

    The PROXIMITY P series range of reader is our most popular. The reader P38 fits neatly onto a door frame . Learn More
    $92.94

  3. Paxton 345-110-US P50M Proximity Reader

    Paxton 345-110-US P50M Proximity Reader

    The PROXIMITY P series range of reader is our most popular. The reader P50M fits neatly onto a door frame . Learn More
    $118.29

  4. Paxton 373-110-US P75 Proximity Reader

    Paxton 373-110-US P75 Proximity Reader

    The PROXIMITY P series range of reader is our most popular. The reader P75 fits neatly onto a wall frame . Learn More
    $118.29

  5. Paxton 380-127-US LCD Proximity Reader

    Paxton 380-127-US LCD Proximity Reader

    The LCD reader is unique. The main visible face of the reader is a full color backlit LCD screen. The LCD screen can be configured to display images of the customer’s choice. For example, an image using a company name/logo could be used on each reader around a site. Different images can be displayed when a user is permitted or denied access. The different uses for this reader are endless. Learn More
    $325.00

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Proximity Card Reader Applications

Readers have the ability to accept two times of proximity cards: passive and active. Passive cards are the most widely used and are powered by radio frequency signals which are picked up by the reader unit. These have a limited range and must be held close to the reader. The most common use of these systems is for access to office buildings, library cards, public transit fares and contactless payment systems. Active cards utilize an internal lithium battery and have an impressive range up to 500-feet. These types of cards are commonly used for vehicle entrance through security gates as well as automated toll collection.

There are many additional applications for the two types of proximity readers and associated cards. First, many hotel chains are switching from the electronic magnetic strip system to a proximity card system. This allows for quicker access to the room, less issues with the magnetic strips and a more secure door. Second, for similar reasons, many homes and businesses are making the switch. Many major companies utilize a proximity card system for security and safety measures to track which employee enter the building at which specific time. Third, with improved capabilities of these cards, many mass transit systems are converting to fare collection without the need to swipe a card. This improves the flow of foot traffic and improves the speed of entrance through turnstiles.

A Variety of Proximity Card Readers

For the customer who needs a home or office proximity reader, we offer a ranges of readers, cards and associated accessories to fit any budget. On this page, you can search readers and cards by manufacturer, price, category, number of users, bit format, type of entry and handling.

We have keypad mechanisms, standalone units, readers that are affixed to a lock and keypad, proximity adhesive tags, proximity key-fobs and bundled systems. For an office or business, we offer bundles of keys in a variety of increments including: single, 10-pack, 25-pack, 50-pack and 100-pack. For the cards, we offer numerous designs and styles for a more customizable experience.

Many customers do not replace an entire system. If an issue arises, they focus on that specific door or lock and improve it with reader units. However, over time, many return to purchase additional readers and accessories for their system. Search our comprehensive list of proximity componentry to find what fits your budget. Whether you require a large number of proximity units and accessories or just one, we have the products you require to create a new entry system for you, your family or your employees.

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