Smart Card Alliance showcases spec guide for high security access control

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As part of its efforts to promote smart card adoption and the dissemination of high security smart card-based physical access control systems (PACS), the Smart Card Alliance has recently launched a comprehensive guide specification resource designed to help architects, engineers, consultants, integrators, manufacturers and end users incorporate smart card-based PACS cards and readers into architectural and engineering specifications for facilities.

The tool, dubbed "Guide Specification for Architects and Engineers for Smart Card-based PACS Cards and Readers for Non-government PACS" provides a tool for architects, engineers, consultants, integrators, manufacturers and end users to incorporate smart card-based PACS cards and readers into the architectural and engineering specification.

Other important data included in the tool are recommendations for the use of secure smart card technology for non-government physical access control applications instead of legacy technology, as well as commentary to the example guide specification to assist in choosing the appropriate technology for the application.

"This guide makes it easier and more cost effective for organizations to implement stronger physical access control based on smart card technology by providing a template that can be used through every step of the specification, design and procurement process," said Randy Vanderhoof, executive director of the Smart Card Alliance. "It also sets forward clearly defined and industry-validated recommendations surrounding smart cards and PACS, ensuring that the full security benefits are achieved with each implementation."

Access Control UK employs a variety of access control technologies, including here RFID, to create advanced solutions, enable users to exert solid, reliable and accurate control over the access to specific premises or zones.

If you’d like to find out more about the range of solutions supplied by Access Control UK, both in terms of hardware (smart card readers, biometric readers, turnstiles, etc.) and software (access rights management software solutions, etc.), just contact us, we’ll be more than happy to answer any queries you might have.

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