Access Credentials - Chip Shortage


A global shortage of chips is having a huge impact on lead-times across many industries, including the Access Control Credential Market. Currently, there are no guarantees in the supply chain that the issue will be resolved anytime soon.

The shortage is affecting many access control products, including low-frequency products from manufacturers such as HID®, Allegion®, Kantech® and more. Lead times from HID Global on several popular products is in the 7-8 week range. While these manufacturers are experiencing shortages with the 125kHz products, ID ENHANCEMENTS, INC. maintains a large inventory of compatible products in its RapidPROX® Product Line. If the OEM product is not readily available, you can opt for the in-stock RapidPROX® brand with no delay.

The global shortage of chips is also affecting high-frequency products such as: MIFARE®, DESFire® and HID® iCLASS® Products. Some iCLASS® products are incurring a 5-6 week lead time, while some SEOS® Products are currently at 12 weeks. Since iCLASS® is a proprietary product, it is recommended that you check your stock and get an order in as quickly as possible in anticipation of longer than normal lead times.

In addition to access credentials, readers are also affected. We are working closely with our suppliers to maintain inventory, but we urge you to keep needed equipment and supplies on-hand to prevent delays and unforeseen cost increases.

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