You’ve finally decided to go with secure physical access control. Great! Now the question is, “Which should I go with: proximity cards or key fobs”?

HID proximity cards and key fobs

Let’s see what they both have in common. Both are known as “contactless” cards, which mean they don’t require physical contact with the reader. Users simply wave them in front of the reader, which reduces wear on both the card and the reader – extending the life of the system.

Each proximity card and key fob is encoded with a unique code that cannot be updated or modified. This ensures that the data on the card remains intact and altered.

Both key fobs and proximity cards have their own advantages:

Key Fob Advantages

Proximity Card Advantages

Clamshell Proximity Card

Key Fob

ISO Proximity Card

AdvantIDge offers a wide variety of all of the card printer systems, or other visitor management devices, to fill any of your asset tracking, visitor management, or identification card needs. From card printers and supplies for issuance, through to badge clips and other peripherals to put them into your users hands. With more than 40 years of combined industry experience, we’re ready to help you achieve your identification goals. For specific information please contact our Sales department at [email protected] or call 800-965-5932 for more information on this update, we provide excellent customer service!