Do you know what your ID plans are? While proximity cards have been popular amongst universities, government agencies and corporations, many now are making the switch to contactless cards. As technology evolves, new solutions provide better ways to keep information and identities safe and secure. Contactless smart cards are the latest solution for access control technology.
According to Secure ID News, U.S. federal agencies are now replacing their proximity cards and magnetic stripes with contactless smart cards in order to comply with government mandates. HID Global’s product manager Stephane Ardiley supports their switch, and the transitions of countless other agencies. However, she has expressed that it may take years for contactless smart cards to completely over take proximity cards.
It’s true, smart card migration might take a while. Security and ID experts agree that contactless smart cards are needed to keep data secure, but smart cards are not nearly as popular as they should be. Migration has been delayed, but there’s more than one possible reason. While some say that the switch to contactless is too costly, others blame security integrators. Some are even saying that there just hasn’t been enough of a push.
The push is happening now. As industries are discovering that their data can easily be hacked into, they’re recognizing that they need something new. Proximity cards are still popular out of convenience, but they don’t have to be. Contactless cards are resistant. The data in each card is encrypted and impossible to duplicate. According to Ardiley, the communication between the card and the reader is entirely secure.
Don’t let your organization fall behind. While switching physical access systems can be a difficult process, we will give you the solution and the price that works best for you. Ask us how your organization can make the switch to contactless smart cards, and start making your business more secure today.