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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. Schlage MT-CG AD-Series Multi-Tech Proximity & Smart Card Reader Module

    Schlage MT-CG AD-Series Multi-Tech Proximity & Smart Card Reader Module

    Replacement Multi-Tech proximity & smart card module only AD-Series electronic locks from schlage are designed to be modular and provide more options to choose from, more functionality in the lock and more compatibility with existing systems. Learn More
    $311.30

  2. Schlage MT11 aptiQ Multi-Technology Mullion Reader

    Schlage MT11 aptiQ Multi-Technology Mullion Reader

    Schlage MT11 aptiQ™ Multi-Technology Readers by Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies are designed to simplify your access control solutions. Transition your system from proximity to smart card technology at your own pace without having to change out readers as new technologies are available. aptiQ readers handle all applicable ISO standards (14443A, 14443B, 15693), are FIPS 201-1 compliant and are versatile enough to read 125kHz proximity and 13.56MHz contactless smart cards in a single unit. aptiQ multi-technology readers interface with XceedID® MIFARE® Classic smart cards, the ultra-secure aptiQ™ MIFARE DESFire™ EV1, and can read the card serial numbers of a variety of smart cards from other manufacturers, making your next upgrade in technology simple and seamless. Additionally, aptiQ readers are already NFC compatible and able to communicate with NFC-enabled phones whenever you’re ready to take that step. Learn More
    $163.28

  3. Schlage MT15 aptiQ Multi-Technology Single Gang Reader

    Schlage MT15 aptiQ Multi-Technology Single Gang Reader

    Schlage MT15 aptiQ™ Multi-Technology Readers by Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies are designed to simplify your access control solutions. Transition your system from proximity to smart card technology at your own pace without having to change out readers as new technologies are available. aptiQ readers handle all applicable ISO standards (14443A, 14443B, 15693), are FIPS 201-1 compliant and are versatile enough to read 125kHz proximity and 13.56MHz contactless smart cards in a single unit. aptiQ multi-technology readers interface with XceedID® MIFARE® Classic smart cards, the ultra-secure aptiQ™ MIFARE DESFire™ EV1, and can read the card serial numbers of a variety of smart cards from other manufacturers, making your next upgrade in technology simple and seamless. Additionally, aptiQ readers are already NFC compatible and able to communicate with NFC-enabled phones whenever you’re ready to take that step. Learn More
    $163.28

  4. Schlage MTK-CG AD-Series Multi-Tech & Keypad Proximity w/ Smart Card Reader Module

    Schlage MTK-CG AD-Series Multi-Tech & Keypad Proximity w/ Smart Card Reader Module

    Replacement Multi-Tech keypad plus proximity & smart card module only AD-Series electronic locks from schlage are designed to be modular and provide more options to choose from, more functionality in the lock and more compatibility with existing systems. Learn More
    $339.35

  5. Schlage MTK15 aptiQ Multi-Technology Single Gang Keypad/Reader

    Schlage MTK15 aptiQ Multi-Technology Single Gang Keypad/Reader

    Schlage MTK15 aptiQ™ Multi-Technology Readers by Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies are designed to simplify your access control solutions. Transition your system from proximity to smart card technology at your own pace without having to change out readers as new technologies are available. aptiQ readers handle all applicable ISO standards (14443A, 14443B, 15693), are FIPS 201-1 compliant and are versatile enough to read 125kHz proximity and 13.56MHz contactless smart cards in a single unit. aptiQ multi-technology readers interface with XceedID® MIFARE® Classic smart cards, the ultra-secure aptiQ™ MIFARE DESFire™ EV1, and can read the card serial numbers of a variety of smart cards from other manufacturers, making your next upgrade in technology simple and seamless. Additionally, aptiQ readers are already NFC compatible and able to communicate with NFC-enabled phones whenever you’re ready to take that step. Learn More
    $337.50

  6. Schlage PR AD-Series Proximity Reader Module

    Schlage PR AD-Series Proximity Reader Module

    Replacement proximity module only AD-Series electronic locks from schlage are designed to be modular and provide more options to choose from, more functionality in the lock and more compatibility with existing systems. Learn More
    $304.31

  7. Schlage PR10 aptiQ Proximity Mini-Mullion Reader

    Schlage PR10 aptiQ Proximity Mini-Mullion Reader

    Schlage PR10 aptiQ™ Proximity Readers by Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies are designed to simplify your access control solutions. Learn More
    $94.77

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  8. Schlage PRK AD-Series Proximity & Keypad Reader Module

    Schlage PRK AD-Series Proximity & Keypad Reader Module

    Replacement proximity + keypad module only AD-Series electronic locks from schlage are designed to be modular and provide more options to choose from, more functionality in the lock and more compatibility with existing systems. Learn More
    $333.00

  9. Schlage SM AD-Series Smart Card Reader Module

    Schlage SM AD-Series Smart Card Reader Module

    Replacement smart card module only AD-Series electronic locks from schlage are designed to be modular and provide more options to choose from, more functionality in the lock and more compatibility with existing systems. Learn More
    $376.31

  10. Schlage SM10 aptiQ Smart Mini-Mullion Reader

    Schlage SM10 aptiQ Smart Mini-Mullion Reader

    Schlage SM10 aptiQ™ Smart Readers by Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies are designed to simplify your access control solutions. Transition your system from proximity to smart card technology at your own pace without having to change out readers as new technologies are available. aptiQ readers handle all applicable ISO standards (14443A, 14443B, 15693), are FIPS 201-1 compliant and are versatile enough to read 13.56MHz contactless smart cards in a single unit. aptiQ multi-technology readers interface with XceedID® MIFARE® Classic smart cards, the ultra-secure aptiQ™ MIFARE DESFire™ EV1, and can read the card serial numbers of a variety of smart cards from other manufacturers, making your next upgrade in technology simple and seamless. Learn More
    $84.82

  11. Schlage SMK AD-Series Smart Card & Keypad Reader Module

    Schlage SMK AD-Series Smart Card & Keypad Reader Module

    Replacement smart card & reader module only AD-Series electronic locks from schlage are designed to be modular and provide more options to choose from, more functionality in the lock and more compatibility with existing systems. Learn More
    $405.00

  12. Schlage SXF1050 125 kHz Mini-Mullion Proximity Reader

    Schlage SXF1050 125 kHz Mini-Mullion Proximity Reader

    The Schalge SXF1050 Mini-Mullion proximity reader is attractive and cost-effective proximity reader well suited for door mullion or narrow stile mounting. The SXF1050 is compatible with industry standard proximity technologies including HID® proximity, GE/CASI ProxLite®, and XceedID proximity. Learn More
    $81.24

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  13. Schlage SXF1100 Multi-Technology Mullion Proximity Reader

    Schlage SXF1100 Multi-Technology Mullion Proximity Reader

    The SXF1100 mullion reader is perfect for narrow-rail mullion installations and can be used as a sleek and unobtrusive unit, as well as for standard wall mounted reader applications. The unique modular design allows easy, upgradeable changes in the field if changes are required after specification or installation. Learn More
    $195.75

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  14. Schlage SXF1500 Multi-Technology Wall Mount Proximity Reader

    Schlage SXF1500 Multi-Technology Wall Mount Proximity Reader

    The Schlage SXF1500 Multi-Technology Wall Mount Reader is the most flexible reader in the industry. Designed for universal mounting, the SXF1500 reader mounts on a single gang U.S. electrical box as well as European and Asian electrical boxes. The attractive low profile styling of the reader, combined with high performance, makes it the preferred choice for any environment. Finally, one reader handles all applicable ISO standards (14443). Learn More
    $162.09

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  15. Schlage SXF1550 125 kHz Wall Mount Proximity Reader

    Schlage SXF1550 125 kHz Wall Mount Proximity Reader

    The SXF1550 Proximity Wall Mount Reader supports 125 kHz proximity card technology. The SXF1550 is ideal for new installations or adding onto existing proximity systems. Learn More
    $132.19

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  16. Schlage SXF2100 Multi-Technology Mid-Range Wall Mount Proximity Reader

    Schlage SXF2100 Multi-Technology Mid-Range Wall Mount Proximity Reader

    The Schlage SXF2100 Multi-Technology Wall Mount Reader is the most flexible reader in the industry. The attractive low profile styling of the reader, combined with high performance, makes it the preferred choice for any environment. Finally, one reader handles all applicable ISO standards (14443). Learn More
    $207.03

  17. Schlage SXF2110 Multi-Technology Mid-Range Wall Mount Proximity Reader

    Schlage SXF2110 Multi-Technology Mid-Range Wall Mount Proximity Reader

    The Schlage SXF2110 Multi-Technology Wall Mount Reader is the most flexible reader in the industry. The attractive low profile styling of the reader, combined with high performance, makes it the preferred choice for any environment. Finally, one reader handles all applicable ISO standards (14443). Learn More
    $264.38

  18. Schlage WA5696PXH-17B-RH-LC-626 Wireless Mortise Lock w/ Prox HID Reader - Satin Chrome 626

    Schlage WA5696PXH-17B-RH-LC-626 Wireless Mortise Lock w/ Prox HID Reader

    The Schlage WA5696 combines all the elements required at the door for complete access control into one modular, yet integrated package. The card reader, electric lock, Request-to-Exit sensor, Door Position switch, power supply and RF communications are included. Reliable communications are achieved via Spread Spectrum wireless technology. Time consuming wiring is no longer required from the panel to the door or around the door. Learn More
    $1,050.63

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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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