Electronic access control systems continue to be an essential security technology for use by commercial, corporate and government operations. The most popular card technology is proximity; an emerging approach is the smart card.

For end-users, systems integrators can provide helpful advice. There are also a lot of data in trade publications such as Security Magazine and SDM Magazine. System manufacturers also boast useful resources.

For example, Secura Key has two new White Papers: “Radio Key Technology” and “e*Tag Technology.” These white papers give a detailed description of Secura Key’s core proximity and contactless smart card technologies, including terminology, basic operation, and a detailed description of the various types of readers and credentials available in each technology.

These technology White Papers can be downloaded from the Secura Key Web site www.securakey.com, by clicking What’s New, then selecting White Papers.