With so many different types of photo ID cards on the market today, it’s hard to decide which access control technology is going to be best for your organization. Now, we produce photo ID cards for a variety of different needs and, from my position, proximity cards stand out above the rest. Why? Contact-less information transfer. Ever heard of it? Let’s take a look at some of the benefits.
Wear and Tear Prevention
If you, like most people, use a debit or credit card, then you’re familiar with magnetic strip technology. It’s a tried and true form or information transfer and has been used since the mid 20th century. There is no doubt about it. It’s effective. However, it does come with it’s limitations. One of those limitations is wear and tear.
Though some may not use their debit or credit card every day, many companies use this technology for employee access control. In this case, there is no way around it. You’re going to need to swipe that card every day, multiple times a day. If you’re not being careful about it, your card can get roughed up pretty quickly. Proximity card technology eliminates this concern all together.
Another great reason to opt for the proximity photo ID cards is their convenience. Eliminating the need to swipe your card for information transfer sounds trivial, but as soon as you get used to life without swiping, you won’t want to go back. Believe it or not, I’ve had plenty of conversations with customers about this very thing. Specifically for companies that need to have extreme access control where employees have to swipe their card at every door, this makes a big difference.
Make the switch to proximity ID cards today and enjoy contact-less information transfer!