key card

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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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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.
Electronic locks are capable of integrating with the hotel's other computerized services, thus allowing guests to use their card keys to purchase items from the hotel's gift shop or to charge a meal at the hotel restaurant.
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.
Card keys can be easily programmed right from the front desk with a PC.
Although no security system is perfect, electronic card key systems can greatly improve security.
Authorized users have secure card keys for identifying themselves during the authentication procedure for access from the Internet.
Credit card keys for cars are available to members only at AAA district offices.
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.
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.
Card keys have been used by guests in hotel rooms for decades.