Inaxsys Security Systems | 11/12/14 11:56pm
Take a look at this reader from Allegion
I think this could be what you're looking for
What is the existing access control system?
A Gallagher Security represenative showed me a portable reading device only yesterday that is being used to carry onto buses and tag people on and off a mine site. It is a robust small lightweight case containing a Gallagher 6000 Controller, a surface mounted T20 card reader. a wifi router and small SLA battery. The battery provides around 4 hours of use. It is normally recharged at the gatehouse and used as required. The great feature is it provides indication of valid/invalid card. Very soon the T20 card reader (has LCD display) will also indicate whether the users card is about to expire, they need to attend a "fitness for work" test or they have been denied access due to antipassback. Looks like an excellent solution. I guess a GPRS modem could be used in place of the wifi router for IP connectivity.
The Gallagher security system is manufactured in New Zealand for those who are not familiar with it and is idely used in the resources sector in Australia as well as most of the major universities.
By the way I am not a rep for Gallagher but a consultant who has had good experiances with this product.
Lot of companies does this mobile reader e.g. Hrisid, CEM & Lenel. there are few OEM manufacturere who does this hardware unit
Inaxsys Security Systems | 11/13/14 03:42pm
The mSite unit is definitely nicer looking, that's for sure. I've seen the Allegion unit and it works pretty well as long as you stay within the range of the receiver (about 200 feet indoors). The onboard reader reads a few brands of credentials also (such as 125 KHz HID standard prox and also some 13.56 MHz smart card models).
What type of cards are you using on the site?
This is probably the unit Cardax used in their demonstration. It is an Australian company that allows a standard wiegand to transmit over a wireless 2-way link. http://www.seceng.com.au/wireless-handheld-reader-sed-901/