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What Is A RFID Tag, Key FOB or Smart Card

Posted by Heath McDonald on 30-Mar-2016 12:00:00

The RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Chip is the wonder product for this century. Invented by Charles Walton of the USA, was awarded the first patent in the early 1970's. The RFID chip is the quiet achiever behind many modern Industrial and commercial success story's. It is used today in a wide range of applications, in everything from animal identification tags to financial products including the Tap and Go Card.

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Topics: RFID, NFC, Smart Cards, RFID, Radio Frequency Identification,, Key FOB, RFID Tag

Getting Started With Access Control Cards

Posted by Heath McDonald on 21-Mar-2016 11:00:00

Every kind of organisation can benefit from the installation of a security system and the purchase of access control cards. They're handy for issuing to employees, contractors, and clients to gain access to parts of the facility. Daycare facilities often use access cards to restrict the parents and family members who enter and leave the premises throughout the day.

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Topics: Smart Cards, Access Control

What Are The Security Benefits Of Our Blank Smart ID Cards?

Posted by Heath McDonald on 02-Dec-2015 12:00:00

The world is obsessed with security, and rightly so. You have a need to buy blank smart cards either at an on-going basis or for a special project. But upper most in your mind is your need to feel satisfied that the cards you buy are secure. In this post we intend to shed some light in layman’s terms on what makes smart cards secure and what to ask for when shopping.

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Topics: ID Cards, security, Smart Cards, secure, blank

Student Id Cards, Why They Are More Than Just ID!

Posted by Heath McDonald on 25-Sep-2015 12:00:00

On the surface of it and without giving it much thought, you can be forgiven for thinking Student Id Cards are pretty boring. With no special value beyond it's label. But did you know that depending on what type of id card is used, that there really is no limit to what and how the card can be used.

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Topics: Smart Cards, student id cards

What is RFID?

Posted by Heath McDonald on 11-Sep-2015 12:00:00

There is significant confusion on the question “what is RFID?”. So this post is all about clearing up this issue. Unbeknownst to the majority of the general public RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a widely used technology and has been used for a long time, reportedly since the 1970's. But it is in the application of RF ( Radio Frequency )Technology ( as distinct from RFID ) in the use of smart cards, mostly in the financial world, that has the experts confused and thus has promoted a number of inaccurate articles at best and down right harmful to ones peace of mind at worst.

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Topics: RFID, Smart Cards, Radio Frequency

How Can Smart Cards Technology Protect Your Credit Cards?

Posted by Heath McDonald on 07-Aug-2015 12:00:00

Much has been written about the security of Smart Cards like the ones that you use when making a Tap and Go payment. Such as data being stolen by the use of high powered Radio Frequency Identification ( RFID ) readers. Much of this kind of misinformation on the internet is False. As stated by the SmartCardAlliance.org a not-for-profit, multi-industry association working to stimulate the understanding, adoption, use and widespread application of smart card technology. Listed below are some of the built-in ways that these cards protect privacy!

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Topics: security, pay pass, pay-wave, tap and go, Smart Cards, Credit card

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