RFID in Access Control

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Nearly two decades ago RFID led us to more access control applications. Now, after producing literally millions and millions of access control RFID tags, we have put together a new resource - RFID for Access Control Sourcebook: Application Trends and Case Studies - to share our insights and experiences. Download your copy today!

How can you use RFID in access control?

An RFID access control system uses radio frequency technology to verify the user's credentials and allow access in/out of a specific location.

Using RFID for access control can help:lots of cars - Access Control

  • Increase security
  • Protect assets
  • Save time
  • Capture critical, real-time data
  • Inform future planning
  • Manage the flow of material, staff or visitors
  • Spare the cost of unnecessary infrastructure

How can you use RFID for access control with loyalty programs?

Companies that offer loyalty programs to customers like car washes can use RFID technology to check in customers and keep track of their purchases. They program unique serial numbers to the RFID tag, then associate the number to a specific car securing information about the vehicle and its owner in the car wash's database. These programs then use the technology to bill customers automatically on a monthly cycle.

How can you use RFID for access control with tollway and/or parking applications?

RFID technology is ideal for tolling for numerous reasons, including read range, low tag cost and secure tag encryption. For tollway applications, RFID technology reads account data associated with specific toll passes, enabling drivers to pay weekly, monthly or annually for toll road usage instead of paying per use.tollway - Access Control

RFID technology allows parking management companies to reduce labor costs while increasing parking revenue while making data-driven decisions. Most RFID parking management applications use a UHF system with a reader set at the entrance to the lot and a windshield tag or rearview mirror tag on the vehicle window that triggers a gate or door when it comes to the range of the reader.

How can you use RFID for access control for tracking attendance at trade shows?

Instead of manually counting attendees and reconciling the data at the end of each day to provide to exhibitors, RFID can automate some or all of the process.

For more information or to start on your access control application today download our NEW sourcebook - RFID for Access Control Sourcebook: Application Trends and Case Studies or contact us at 800-437-5283 or [email protected]


Aaron Hobert - RFID Technical Specialist   

About the Author: Aaron Hobert

Aaron Hobert is our RFID Technical Specialist. Hobert joined Metalcraft in September of 1994 as a Litho Press Operator, became the Autograph Team Lead in 1998 and in April 2005 he became the RFID Sales Support Rep. He was named our RFID Technical Specialist in 2008. Aaron lives outside Charles City with his wife Diane.

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