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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. Keri Systems IP-2003X Intelliprox MicroStar Proximity Reader

    Keri Systems IP-2003X Intelliprox MicroStar Proximity Reader

    Keri Systems’ IntelliProx IP2003X can be used as an economical keyless entry system/controller to manage access to a single door for up to 500 users. It can also be used in place of a traditional proximity reader when connected to larger systems such as Keri’s PXL-500 Tiger Controller or those made by any other manufacturer, but with the additional capability of providing door control backup in case the main controller becomes non-operational. Learn More
    $205.20

  2. Keri Systems IP-2005X Intelliprox MicroStar Proximity Reader

    Keri Systems IP-2005BX Intelliprox MicroStar Proximity Reader

    Keri Systems’ IntelliProx IP2005X can be used as an economical keyless entry system/controller to manage access to a single door for up to 500 users. It can also be used in place of a traditional proximity reader when connected to larger systems such as Keri’s PXL-500 Tiger Controller or those made by any other manufacturer, but with the additional capability of providing door control backup in case the main controller becomes non-operational. Learn More
    $223.20

  3. Keri System MS-3000 MicroStar Proximity Reader

    Keri Systems MS-3000 MicroStar Proximity Reader

    Keri's MS Series Proximity Readers are designed to blend aesthetics, read range performance, and small package size with an extremely thin profile into a product that is priced significantly less than competing proximity readers. The readers are for use exclusively with Keri's revolutionary access control system based on the PXL-500 Tiger II Controller and were designed by some of the industry's top RF engineers, with many years of experience in proximity reader design. Learn More
    $141.75

  4. Keri Systems MS-4000 ShootingStar Vandal Resistant Proximity Reader

    Keri Systems MS-4000 ShootingStar Vandal Resistant Proximity Reader

    The MS-4000 ShootingStar™ Proximity Reader is designed for areas where crime and vandalism are a constant threat to the access control system’s card readers. The outside housing is made of stainless steel and is beveled such that it is nearly impossible to get sufficient leverage to pry it off a wall or mullion. The portion of the face of the reader that covers the electronics consists of a material that is many layers of interwoven fiberglass (UL 752 listed for bulletproof integrity). The reader can withstand 9mm bullets a “point-blank” firing range and will not be burned by common cigarette lighters, both which are typical sources of vandalism. Learn More
    $670.00

  5. Keri System MS-5000 MiniStar Proximity Reader

    Keri Systems MS-5000 MiniStar Proximity Reader

    Keri's MS Series Proximity Readers are designed to blend aesthetics, read range performance, and small package size with an extremely thin profile into a product that is priced significantly less than competing proximity readers. The readers are for use exclusively with Keri's revolutionary access control system based on the PXL-500 Tiger II Controller and were designed by some of the industry's top RF engineers, with many years of experience in proximity reader design. Learn More
    $155.61

  6. Keri Systems NXT-3R Mullion Proximity Reader

    Keri Systems NXT-3R Mullion Proximity Reader

    The NXT-3R Mullion Reader, designed for mounting on metal window doorframes/mullions, is one of the smallest proximity readers on the market yet offers exceptional read range. Measuring just 3.75 inches high by 1.60 inches wide by 0.625 inches deep (9.5 cm high x 4.1 cm wide x 1.6 cm deep), the NXT-3R is designed to mount directly on metal or a wall without requiring mounting brackets or spacers. Learn More
    $110.49

  7. Keri Systems NXT-5R Wall Switch Proximity Reader

    Keri Systems NXT-5R Wall Switch Proximity Reader

    The NXT-5R Wall Switch Reader measures 4.18 inches high by 2.95 inches wide by 0.625 inches deep (10.6 cm high x 7.5 cm wide x 1.6 cm deep) and can be mounted on a US single gang electrical box or flat on a wall. Read range is up to 6” (15 cm) when mounted at least 1” off metal. If the reader is mounted using a metal electrical junction box with the thickness of the wall material separating the reader from the box, read range will be slightly reduced. Learn More
    $126.25

  8. Keri Systems P-300-H Cascade Proximity Reader w/ HID Compatibility

    Keri Systems P-300-H Cascade Proximity Reader w/ HID Compatibility

    Keri's new single piece Pyramid Series Proximity Readers are designed to blend aesthetics, performance, and small package size with an ultra thin profile into a product that is priced significantly less than competing proximity readers. The readers can be used on virtually any manufacturer’s access control system because they produce an industry standard Wiegand output, feature configurable LED and audio tone options, and provide very low power consumption. They have several built in diagnostic functions including a start up self check and a data line test mode. Additionally, they are small and thin enough that they can be easily incorporated into an OEM package should the system manufacturer wish to design their own reader housings. Learn More
    $134.40

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  9. Keri Systems P-500-H Alps Proximity Reader w/ HID Compatibility

    Keri Systems P-500-H Alps Proximity Reader w/ HID Compatibility

    Keri's new single piece Pyramid Series Proximity Readers are designed to blend aesthetics, performance, and small package size with an ultra thin profile into a product that is priced significantly less than competing proximity readers. The readers can be used on virtually any manufacturer’s access control system because they produce an industry standard Wiegand output, feature configurable LED and audio tone options, and provide very low power consumption. They have several built in diagnostic functions including a start up self check and a data line test mode. Additionally, they are small and thin enough that they can be easily incorporated into an OEM package should the system manufacturer wish to design their own reader housings. Learn More
    $146.40

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  10. Keri Systems P-600 Pyramid Rocky Proximity Reader & Keypad

    Keri Systems P-600 Pyramid Rocky Proximity Reader & Keypad

    Intended for higher security applications, the P-600 Rocky Proximity Reader and Keypad member of Keri’s Pyramid Series Proximity line of readers, cards, and tags. An industry first, it is one of the most innovative access control products available, combining both an Essex stainless steel keypad and a Pyramid Series Proximity reader into a single package. The P-600 is ideal for those applications that require both an access credential and a personal identification number (PIN). Compatible with most manufacturers’ access control systems, the reader portion of the P-600 outputs data in industry standard pass-through Wiegand data formats. Sharing the data lines with the reader, the keypad portion of the P-600 can be formatted to transmit data in either of two standard Wiegand data formats, 8-Bit Burst and 26-Bit Wiegand. Learn More
    $513.60

  11. Keri Systems P-600-H Pyramid Rocky Proximity Reader & Keypad w/ HID Compatibility

    Keri Systems P-600-H Pyramid Rocky Proximity Reader & Keypad w/ HID Compatibility

    Intended for higher security applications, the P-600-H Rocky Proximity Reader and Keypad member of Keri’s Pyramid Series Proximity line of readers, cards, and tags. An industry first, it is one of the most innovative access control products available, combining both an Essex stainless steel keypad and a Pyramid Series Proximity reader into a single package. The P-600-H is ideal for those applications that require both an access credential and a personal identification number (PIN). Compatible with most manufacturers’ access control systems, the reader portion of the P-600-H outputs data in industry standard pass-through Wiegand data formats. Sharing the data lines with the reader, the keypad portion of the P-600-H can be formatted to transmit data in either of two standard Wiegand data formats, 8-Bit Burst and 26-Bit Wiegand. Learn More
    $531.60

  12. Keri Systems P-650 Pyramid Card + PIN Proximity Reader & Keypad

    Keri Systems P-650 Pyramid Card + PIN Proximity Reader & Keypad

    Intended for higher security applications, the P-650 Card + PIN Proximity Reader member of Keri’s Pyramid Series Proximity line of readers, cards, and tags. An industry first, it is one of the most innovative access control products available, combining both an Essex stainless steel keypad and a Pyramid Series Proximity reader into a single package. The P-650 are ideal for those applications that require both an access credential and a personal identification number (PIN). Compatible with most manufacturers’ access control systems. The P-650 is a special version designed for use with Keri’s PXL-250W Tiger Conroller to provide card + PIN dual verification capability based on a pre-assigned PIN for each 26 bit card number. Learn More
    $534.00

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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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