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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. HID 6136CKN RPK40 Multi-Technology Prox & iCLASS Keypad Reader

    HID 6136CKN RPK40 Multi-Technology Prox & iCLASS Keypad Reader

    The HID RPK40 multiCLASS family of card readers is designed for customers upgrading their current card system from the most popular proximity technologies to iCLASS® credentials. With RPK40 the customer has the ability to transition to smart cards over time while incorporating the use of multiple card technologies within a single building or across multiple facilities. The multiCLASS reader line provides enhanced security through mutual authentication and data encryption. HID, Indala and other popular proximity technologies are supported by multiCLASS. Save on system configuration costs by keeping system upgrade simple. Whether reading proximity, iCLASS or multi-technology cards, identical user identification data formats are sent to the panel. Unlike competitor products, HID multiCLASS readers support all HID and Indala Proximity formats, including Corporate 1000, long and FlexSecur. Only the multiCLASS family of products provides true iCLASS security, the ease of proximity technology, the power of smart cards and the confidence of choosing HID, the worldwide leader in access control. Learn More
    $367.88

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  2. Kantech P225KPW26 Mullion ioProx 26-Bit Standard Proximity Reader w/ Integrated Keypad

    Kantech P225KPW26 Mullion ioProx 26-Bit Standard Proximity Reader w/ Integrated Keypad

    Kantech P225KPW26 ioProx Proximity Readers their attractive, compact, weatherized and vandal-resistant design makes them suitable for installation in various indoor and outdoor environments. Learn More
    $329.55

  3. Kantech P225KPXSF Mullion ioProx XSF Proximity Reader w/ Integrated Keypad

    Kantech P225KPXSF Mullion ioProx XSF Proximity Reader w/ Integrated Keypad

    Kantech P225KPXSF ioProx Proximity Readers their attractive, compact, weatherized and vandal-resistant design makes them suitable for installation in various indoor and outdoor environments. Learn More
    $307.58

  4. Kantech P325KPW26 Single Gang ioProx 26-Bit Standard Proximity Reader

    Kantech P325KPW26 Single Gang ioProx 26-Bit Standard Proximity Reader

    ioProx Proximity Readers their attractive, compact, weatherized and vandal-resistant design makes them suitable for installation in various indoor and outdoor environments. Learn More
    $322.74

  5. Kantech P325KPXSF Single Gang ioProx XSF Proximity Reader w/ Integrated Keypad

    Kantech P325KPXSF Single Gang ioProx XSF Proximity Reader w/ Integrated Keypad

    Kantech P325KPXSF ioProx Proximity Readers their attractive, compact, weatherized and vandal-resistant design makes them suitable for installation in various indoor and outdoor environments. Learn More
    $307.58

  6. Keyscan K-SMART-125 Contactless Smartcard Reader

    Keyscan K-SMART-125 Contactless Smartcard Reader

    Keyscan readers use proven technologies and are constructed from durable materials so you get reliable and consistent performance that you can count on day-in and day-out. Keyscan K-SMART-125 HID 125kHz to Mifare credential migration reader. Same as K-SMART with added HID compatible 125kHz PROX credential read capability. Learn More
    $308.80

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  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. Secura Key RK600T Standalone Proximity/Keypad Card Reader w/ 10 Tags

    Secura Key RK600T Standalone Proximity/Keypad Card Reader w/ 10 Tags

    Secura Key Radio Key® 600 (RK600T) is a fully-programmable, stand-alone access control system, that provides proximity or keypad (PIN) entry for up to 600 users, using either a card or key tag. Radio Key® 600 is a compact, weather-resistant, surface mounted Access Control Unit, which has a built-in programmer. Because it has an internal reader, it can stand alone for most applications. Secura Key’s patented DYNASCAN®* technology assures maximum performance in any environment. Learn More
    $314.73

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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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