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key′ card`


n.
a small plastic card containing data on an embedded magnetized strip that can electronically unlock a door, actuate a machine, etc.
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When used in card devices such as smart cards and card keys that work on batteries, as well as body worn devices and smart clothing, this battery can retain its characteristics even if the device is frequently bent or twisted.
Card keys have been used by guests in hotel rooms for decades.
For example, the 500 staff members of a hotel may all have card keys that allow access to the back entrance and staff locker.
In addition, card keys can be programmed to function only during designated time periods; lost cards can be inactivated with a few strokes of a computer keyboard; and locks can keep track of card holders who enter a room, a feature that helps security identify potential suspects during a room theft investigation.
Hotel card keys secretly record personal information, which could be maliciously taken advantage of without the person knowing.
Functions required to run the security system include perpetual programming, operations, monitoring, administration, maintenance, and system changes--everything from the issuance of card keys and constant updating of tenant/building information, to the upgrade of equipment and software.
Card keys can be easily programmed right from the front desk with a PC.
Companies can achieve inter-office security and efficient management with this solution, which will include a high-density authentication server, CD Card keys and personal identification numbers to provide access to its servers.
Responsibilities include perpetual programming, operations, monitoring, administration, maintenance, and system changes--everything from the issuance of card keys and constant updating of tenant/building information, to the upgrade of equipment and programs.
A large resort, on the other hand, may want electronic card keys to double as credit cards that guests can use at the hotel's golf course, restaurant, and gift shop.
Credit card keys for cars are available to members only at AAA district offices.
SecureConnect is provided as a simple turnkey solution that includes a secure router for the customer Internet connection, secure card keys for remote access, and managed service to implement security policy through authentication servers and dynamic firewall filters.