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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Remote Setback terminal inputs are available for use with occupancy sensors, hotel card keys, time clocks and DDC systems to set back the thermostat to an energy savings setback mode.
Card keys have been used by guests in hotel rooms for decades.
That same day they were issued card keys. Combs later released a statement repudiating the allegations raised in the lawsuits.
For example, after this year's IMTS, Stephanie Fellenstein is ready to ban hotel card keys altogether.
For building security, it rates controlled access to sensitive areas using card keys as a "strength" and guards or burglar alarms as a "norm."
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.
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 to controlling access to card keys, hotel security professionals must also control the key-making function.
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.