Laidlaw Access Control not only offer solutions in access control, automated vehicle identification and other industrial and logistics applications, we also excel in scalable and versatile solutions leveraging a full spectrum of RFID technology.
The benefits of RFID can be integrated into deployments of your own secure, cost-effective and user-friendly identification systems. We create identification solutions that can make your business run more securely, efficiently and profitably. We are committed to accelerating your business growth with our established tradition of cutting-edge expertise in contactless identification solutions. Together with you, we create tomorrow’s identification solutions.
RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) is a relatively new technology; its first applications were developed in the 1980s. By means of a system with RFID equipment, people, assets or animals can be identified and tracked without direct contact or line of sight. This technology is very efficient in harsh environments such as industrial applications. This also makes RFID technology ideal for vehicle identification because it is not restricted by weather conditions of any kind - it operates well in rain, snow, dirt and low temperatures.
In access control applications, mechanical keys and locks can be replaced by electronic RFID identifiers (transponders and tags) and readers, which leads to cost savings and better security because entering and exiting the building can be better controlled. It is possible to collect, analyse and store access control data. RFID identification does not require physical contact between the reader and the identifier which means that there will not be a need to replace mechanical parts because of breaking or wear. It is also very easy to control access rights. If an identifier gets lost, the locks do not need to be replaced, as would be the case if a mechanical key disappears. The access rights for that single identifier are just removed from the system.
RFID technologies can be categorised by frequency: 125 kHz, 13.56 MHz and UHF technologies are commonly used. The 125 kHz technologies are low frequencies with a lower data transmission speed. These technologies are often used in closed systems that are not compatible with each other. The 13.56 MHz frequencies already have common standards and offer some benefits when compared to lower frequencies, for instance, they enable greater security by offering the possibility of encryption. It is possible to use 13.56 MHz transponders for many applications since they offer the possibility to divide the memory of the transponder into sectors. It is also possible to store data on transponders during transactions.
UHF (Ultra High Frequency) technologies are used for applications requiring longer (2-4metre) identification distances. UHF technologies are often used in logistics applications such as pallet identification. Use of this technology for automated vehicle identification or electronic vehicle registration is growing rapidly as it enables a vehicle to be identified without stopping, even at high speed. Until recently, longer identification distances have required active transponders with a power supply inside. Now, longer identification distances are possible with passive UHF technology where transponders get their operating power from the carrier signal generated by the reader. This leads to cost savings because the transponders last practically forever and they don’t need to be replaced because the battery dies.
• Durable and reliable access control readers
• Up to 60% more energy-efficient than other industry standard readers
• Eco-sensitive construction.
• Cost-effective solution
• Contactless technology.
• Supporting MIFARE Classic technology
• Highly configurable
• Open technology