Smart Card Alliance releases guide specification for high security smart card-based access control systems

Smart Card-based Access Control systems

As part of its sustained efforts to further advance the adoption of high security smart card-based physical access control systems (PACS), the Smart Card Alliance has recently release a very useful guide specification 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.

Smart cards are increasingly accepted as the credential of choice for securely authenticating identity, determining appropriate levels of information access and controlling physical access. The new tool released by the Smart Card Alliance, officially dubbed “Guide Specification for Architects and Engineers for Smart Card-based PACS Cards and Readers for Non-government PACS,” contains sample guide specifications for 13.56 MHz contactless smart card technology products.

The guide specification is written using industry standard formatting and language and is designed for use by architects, consultants, and specifying engineers who are preparing bid specifications for physical access control, building control, and security systems.

It focuses on the card-to-reader operations and is intended to work with a wide variety of commercial PACS. The specification assumes the card data model is designed in accordance with the specific PACS being implemented.

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Tensor plc is the No.1 British designer and manufacturer of smart card – based access control and time and attendance terminals. We supply top-quality, reliable and secure Access Control Systems that adhere to the latest industry standards and have numerous partners and distributors across the world.

You can control most standard types of internal/external electronic door releases and physical security devices such as barriers and turnstiles making full use of location points, whether in full view or hidden out of sight.

Operated by contactless smart cards, key fobs or biometrics, a Tensor Access Control System gives you full control over who is allowed access through any controlled point at any time of any day, placing it at the forefront of security solutions.

Tensor Access Control is modular in design, and has the advanced capability of being able to be adapted and extended to integrate with a time and attendance system seamlessly and without complication.

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