Posted on December 28, 2020 in SDM magazine
The security industry has long provided touch-free access by way of a variety of devices capable of identifying users through a unique identifier. One example is the proximity reader. Although the read range is typically 1 to 4 inches, the industry has expanded it using radio frequency (RF) technology so the user can be up to 20 feet away from the reader in some cases.
“Due to pandemic related concerns some companies are re-purposing long-range readers, traditionally used for vehicle gates, etc., to be used with pedestrian doors,” says Greg Peninger, regional sales manager, Rosslare Security Products, Southlake, Texas. “These long range readers paired with an ISO-styled printable card and a door opener can provide completely hands-free entry or exit.”
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