This is the era of rapid transformation where security enhancements become even more advanced, thanks to the fact that the world is now leveraging on the power of the internet of things. However, one thing that has relatively remained resistant to change is the traditional key and lock.
Access control card readers are used in physical security systems to read a credential that allows access through access control points, typically a locked door. An access control reader can be a magnetic stripe reader, a bar code reader, a proximity reader, a smart card reader, or a bio-metric reader.
Access control readers are classified by functions they are able to perform and by identification technology: