Favorite Access Control Credentials 2016

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Nov 07, 2016

When it comes to the most popular way to unlock an access controlled door, which credential type holds the favored spot among integrators?

The contenders:

  • 125 kHz
  • 13.56 Mhz
  • Biometrics
  • Others (e.g. pins)

Integrators answered: 

"Which credential is your favorite? Why?"

We break down the results inside including fobs vs cards and HID vs NXP formats.

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  • ****** (*.*. ****)

*********** ********: 

"***** ********** ** **** ********? ***?"

** ***** **** *** ******* ****** ********* **** ** ***** and *** ** *** *******.

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13.56 *** ******* *** ********

**** **** **% ** *** ***** *****, **.** *** "**********" took *** *** ****.

*** ***** ***** ********** *** ****** *********:

***** **** *** ***** *****, ** **** ****** ****-***** **** an '*****' ****** ** *****-** ***** *** ********. *** ********** each ****** ******** ******* ** *** **** *****:

  • *** *** *********** (** ****, **** **):**%
  • **.** *** *********** (******, ******): **%
  • ********** (***********/**********/****/****): *%
  • ******: *%

Previous *******

**** ** ********* ******** ** ****, *** ********* *** *******. ****, ** ***, *** ******* percentage *** **.** *** "**********", **** *** **** **** ******-**** 125 *** ******* ******** **********.

Contactless ** (*****) ****

*** ********* ******* ******** ********* ** ** **** '***********' **.** MHz *** *** *** (********** ****** *******) ***********, ******** ******* ** **%+ ** *** ****. **** popularity ** ********* ** *** **** ***** ***** *** ********* inexpensive ** *****, *******, *** ***** ****** ** ******* ** badges.

******* ** ******** ** ********* ** ********** ***** ******* ** the ******, *** ******* ********** ********** *** *** ** *********** formats ****** **** *** *** ******** ** *** ******** ******* soon.

13.56 *** ** *** ***?

****** '***********' ***** *** *** ***** *******: *** *****, *********** 125 *** ****, *** *** ****** ********, *********, *** ***** 13.56 *** ****. ***** *** ******-********* ******* **** ********* *** *****, the *****, ****-*******, *********** *** *** ***** ***** ****** *********** marketshare:

  • "** *** **** ****** *** **.***** * **** *** *** ********* *** try ** ******* *** ********** **** ******* ** *********** * customer **********. ** **** **** ****** ********* ***** ***** *** stripe."
  • "**.*****. ****** ******** **** ****, ** **** ********** ** *****"
  • "****** ****. **** ** *****. ***********. ***** ****** ****** ********."
  • "***** ***** *** *** ** ***** ** ****** **** *** much **** ****** *** *** ******* ** ***** ****** ***** per ******** **** ** **** ***** ****** ** **********."
  • "*** *** (***). ****** ****. *** ******* *** ** **** have ****** ******** ** **** ******** *******."
  • "[**.** ***] ****** ** ** ****. ******, ********, *** **** *********."
  • "*** ****. ******, *****'*' ******* ************ **** ***** *** ************* issues."

Fobs **. *****

********** **** ******* **** ***** ***** ** ***************.  ***** *********** generally **** *********** ***** ** ******** *****, ******* ***** ******** for * ******** ****.

**** ******* * ******** **********, ******* (**** ******* ******* ******* kept ** ********) *** ***** (***** *** ****** **** ***** credentials) **** ********* *********, ***** ****** *** ******** **** ********* far **** *****. ***** ******** ********:

****

  • "*** ****, ** **** ****** ** ********* *** **** ** be **** ****** ** *********."
  • "****, ** **** *** ** *** **** *********. ****** **** not ** ****/ ******** **** ** *****."
  • "*'* * *** ** **** ******* ** ***** **********. ***** break *** **** **** *** ******."
  • "******* *** **** ****** **** ***** *** *** ****** ** a *** ****."

*****

  • "*'* * *** ** **** ***** *****, **** *** ** the ****** ** ******* ** **** **** ** **** ***** I **** ** **** ** **** ******."
  • "***** ***** **** * ******* ***** ** ***. ****** **** benefits *** ******."
  • "***** **** **** *******."
  • "***** *** *** ***** ******** *** ***** *** *** ** easily **** ******** **** ****."

*** ********** ***** **** ********** ***** ** ** ************** ** gender:

  • "*** **** *** ***** *** **** ***** *** ***. ***** seem ** ****** ** *** **** ** *** **** **** their *** **** ***** *** **** ** ****** ** *** the **** ** ***** ******."

HID ****** **. *** *******

*** ********** **** ************* ******** *** ***** **** ** ******** access *******. ** ******** ** ****** ** *** *********** ****, *** ******** ** *** *****'* *********** *** ******* ********* by ***** *******. ** *******, *** *** ******** *** ** their ******* *** *** '****' *** **.** *** '******' *******, while *** '**** ******** (**** ** ***-****)' ***** ****** *** DESFire *******.

********** ** ***** *******, *** ******* **** **** ***** *****:

  • "*** ******. ** ***** ** ** *** **** *******, **** to ********, *** ******."
  • "*** ** *** ********* ** *** ********** *****."
  • "* **** *** *** *** ***** ******* ****'** ****** ********** with **% ** **** ****** ******* *********."
  • "****** **** ********* ****. ******, **** **********, ************ **** ********** technologies."
  • "*** **********. ** **** ****** **** ***** ** **** *** the **** ******* *** *** ** *** ****** **** **** them."

*******, ** ****** *** ***** ***** ** *** *****, *** formats **** ****** *** ******* **** ***** **** *****:

  • "*** *** ****** ******** *** ****** ****. *** *********** *** sharp ******* *** *** ******** ** * *** ****** **** the **-*** *****."
  • "****** ******* *** ****** ****** *** **** ********"
  • "******* ** ** ** ****** *** *** *** **** *******."
  • "****** ******* *** ** **** ** ******** ****** *** ***********."

******* *********** ********* ********** *** ********** **** *** *** *** type *******, **** *** ******** ******* ********* *********** ***** **** is ****:

  • "* **** *** ****** ****** ** ** ****** ***. ** either ****, *** ******** ** ********* ****** ** * ****** card *** ****** ************."

PINs *** **** ***

******* ***** *** ** *** ******* ******** *********** ** ***, several ********* **** **** ** ***** *** *********, ********* ******* they *** *** ** *** ***** ********* ***** *********: 

  • "**** - *** ***'* **** **, *** ** **** ** **'* 6 ****** ** **** ** ** ****** ******."
  • "**** ** *****, **** *** **** ** ***.  ******* ***** more ** *******, *** ******* ** *****."
  • "*** ***. **'* **** ***** *** ***** ** *******."

*******, **** ** ***** ** *** ***** ******* ****: ******* ****, ********** ******** *** **** '*****' ******* ** **** ** dirty ******* ********** *** ********* ******** ** ******. ** * result, **** ***** *** *********** ******** ***** **** ** ***. 

Mobile ******* **********

******** ** ****, *** ********** **** ********* **** ***** **** those ****** ** ****** ******* ** ***********. ** ***** ****** format *** ******* ** ****** ***, **** **** *********** ****** field ***** ** ****** *** ***** ** *******:

  • "*** ** *** ********* ** *** ********** *****. **'** ******* about *** ********* *********** ** ***** ***** ********* **********."
  • "******** ****** **** ** **** ******** **** ******* ***** *********."
  • "******* *** ****** *** - ****** ** * ***********."
  • "***** ***** *** *** ***'* ****** ****** **** *********** ** ****** neat ***."

Comments (7)

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********** ******* **** ******* ** ******. **** *** ************* *** for *********** ** *****.

**** **** **** *** ******** **** ************? **%? **% ** new ********? **** *********** **** ** *****-*****?

******* ** *** **** ** *** *******. *** ***** ************* where *** **** ** ***** *** ** *****, *** **** have ****** **** ***** ** *****-***** (*********** *** **** ******), so ***** **-**% **** *********** ** **** ****. ** *** other *******, ***** ******** ***** **** * ** **** ******* almost ****** *** *** *********** ** *****-*****.

***********. **** ** *** ************* **** ******* *******/********* *** **** choosing ********** **** *****?

** *******, ** ** ********* **** ********* ** ****** **********. Even *********** *********** ******* **** ******** ($***+) *** ******/*** ****, while **** ******* **** ~$** - $*** *** ***** **** ~$5 (** *** ****) ****. *** ******* ******* ** *** biometrics, ** ****** ***** **** **** ****, ** **** ** it **** ***** ********** ******* ****?

* ***** ******* **** *** *** ******* ***** * *** fingerprint ******* *** ** *** (********* *-*) *** ** ****** of ** ** *** ******, *** ******* **** *** *********** readers ** *** **** *** ******** ** ***** ******** ****** elements (**** ** *** **** ****** *** *** **** *****), especially ***** *** **** ***'* **** ** *** ********* *****.

** ********, * *** ** **** ***** ** *** *** side ** *** ****** ** ****** *** *** ********** **** Asian ****** **** ** ******.

********, * *** ** *** ********** *********** ******* **** **** with **** *** ********** ******** ***** *** **** *** ***

** *** ****** *** ******* (***** ** **** ****** *** employees), ** **** * *********** ****** **** **** ********** ******** (for *** *** *****) ** *** **** ******** *** * proximity ****** **** *** *** ****** (**** **** *** *****). Both *** ********** *** ***** ** ******.

**** *** *** *** ****** ****** *** ******* **********, *** the ********** ** **** *** ********* *******. *** ** *** 50 ** ** ******* ***** ** ******** **** * **** made *** **** ** **.** *** **** ****-** **********, *** even ***** * ***** *** ** *** ***** *** ** cost *** **********.

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