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What are Proximity Cards?


A proximity card is simply an RFID (Radio-Frequency Identification) card that can be waved within the "proximity" of the reader without having to physically "touch" the reader, or swipe through the reader.  Proximity cards are typically used to gain access to a building, but in recent years provide the ability to logon or sign-in various software systems. Many systems utilize proximity technology. In theory, these systems utilize readers that extract the ID number from the card and convey that ID number to the controller. The controller then searches the database for validity of that number, and instructs the reader whether to "allow" or "deny" entry based on the validity of the ID number in the software. If the card number was not a valid enrollee in the system, access would be denied.  To enhance proximity card security even further, the controller can be set to read certain facility codes - in addition to only certain ID card numbers. This is a secondary level of authentication within the software itself. Thirdly, the controller could be programmed to allow only certain bit formats (in addition to the facility code and card number). This three-level configuration allows the maximum security within the proximity card platform.

When it comes to proximity card brands,  RapidPROX® has been an industry-leader since 2001, providing 125kHz proximity cards with an unprecedented SAME DAY shipment option.  RapidPROX® offers a complete line of credentials including clamshell cards, imageable cards, key fobs, adhesive tags and more. Our RapidPROX® line also includes a large inventory of colored credentials - the largest and most diverse inventory of proximity credentials in the USA!

RapidPROX® cards come in multiple technologies, as well as your choice of bit format, facility code and number range. Since our production facility (located in South Carolina) controls the production, we control the lead time. Most orders ship within 48 hours, but SAME DAY shipment options are available. Here are a few of the card technologies we offer: AWID, HID, Keyscan, Casi and Indala

 RapidPROX® credentials are made in the USA.  

RapidPROX® credentials are covered by a LIFETIME WARRANTY, and our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. RapidPROX® credentials also offer a substantial savings over standard OEM cards - offering a savings of typically 30 - 40%.

Aren't sure what type of credential you need?  Contact us at 1.800.279.4560 and we will be happy to assist in determining the right card for you!  

What's the Difference Between Proximity Cards and Smart Cards?

Proximity Cards store only a facility code and card number, while Smart Cards provide this information PLUS the ability to authenticate and store biographical information.Many systems utilize proximity technology.  These systems utilize readers that extract the ID number from the card and convey that ID number to the controller. The controller then searches the database for [...]

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January 2017 PROMOS!

During the month of January, we are offering multiple promos - discounting items as much as 40%. Our promos include the most popular proximity credentials including our popular RapidPROX ISOXT Cards, Clamshell Cards & Key Fobs; HID ISOProx, DUOProx, Prox II and ProxKeys; HID iCLASS 2000 cards & 2050 fobs. Other products include ioProx Credentials [...]

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RapidPROX®...Same-Day Shipment

RapidPROX offers the only same-day shipment service for custom-encoded proximity credentials in the USA. Our SAME-DAY, Value-Added Service includes 125kHz credentials for: HID®, INDALA®, CASI®, Keyscan®, ADT®, Northern (Honeywell)®, DSX®, Lenel®, Johnson Controls® and more.  RapidPROX® has been a Value-Added Service for ID Enhancements, Inc. since 2001.  Multiple bit formats are available, [...]

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Badge Buddies Role Recognition

Badge Buddies are one of the most popular and necessary healthcare ID accessories.  These role-recognition cards hang behind an existing ID credential and serve as a way to clearly identify the wearer's job title.  Badge Buddies can be horizontal or vertical, with pre-printed medical titles; they satisfy state healthcare ID Badge Law requirements; and are [...]

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RapidPROX® Format Expansion

RapidPROX® from ID Enhancements, Inc. now includes even more choices of bit formats for multiple access control systems.  Some of our new formats include:DSX -  33Bit D10202 FormatSimplex - 36Bit S12906 FormatAmag - 37Bit S10401 FormatJCI - 34Bit C10001 FormatContinental - 36Bit C10202 FormatGeoffrey - 34Bit L10001 FormatLenel - 36Bit FormatQuadrakey - 32Bit Format for [...]

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RapidPROX® SlimLine™ - Now Available in Colors!

Our increasingly popular RapidPROX® SlimLine™ proximity fobs are now available in colors!  Available in multiple HID® 125kHz formats including: 26Bit, 34Bit, 35Bit, 36Bit and 37Bit.  Choose from: Black, Gray, Green, Blue, Orange & Red.  Each fob has a professional inkjet number, but laser-engraving is available for an additional fee.  Most orders ship within 48 hours, but same-day [...]

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RapidPROX® SlimLine™ Fobs

Access credentials come in many forms: cards, tags, key fobs and more. The newest member of the RapidPROX® family is actually one of the first fobs offered by ID Enhancements, Inc. more than 10 years ago. Re-branded as our SlimLine™ fob in 2016, these proximity key fobs work just like your card, but offer much more appeal by [...]

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Multi-Directional Badge Holder

Badge holders are key to preventing credentials from everyday wear and tear. We offer a wide range of durable badge holders to suit a variety of ID card styles. Choose from flexible vinyl, rigid plastic, shielded badge holders, environmentally-friendly and more. Our newest offering, the multi-directional badge holder, can be used to display both vertical and horizontal credit-card size credentials. It’s [...]

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