Key Card Access Control Benefits and Drawbacks

The Matrix Locksmith’s Guide to Determining Which Access Control System Is Right for You.

Key card access control

Keyless door locking systems such as key card access control systems have been around for decades now, but they have only recently experienced a surge in popularity.

Increasingly, technology and IoT solutions have enabled higher forms of communication to proliferate. However, wireless proximity keycards or magnetic strip keycards are still a solid mainstay on most systems these days.

When you forget your key card or pins, there is not much harm in getting a new set—provided that the technology does what it was designed for – letting you into your building.

The Benefits of Key Card Access

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As a key card access control company, we offer many benefits to businesses such as:

  • Manage their employee’s payroll and access.
  • Protect their site from unwanted intrusion.
  • Audit access to their building.

One of the key benefits of using a key card system is that you and your employees never have to take their keycard out in order for it to work with any door they are authorized to enter. One of the major benefits to using a key card for access control is you only need one card for multiple purposes. For instance, you can use the same card both to gain entry through a gate at ground level and also unlock your office door on the tenth floor because it’s easy for readers to distinguish between different proximities.

Key cards are an easy-to-use form of access control that is so simple, even the least technologically savvy person in your building can easily take to one. Key cards also provide a written time stamp for security purposes that can be used to quickly verify payroll records.

Such a system can provide operational benefits as well as security.

The Downsides of Key card Access


There are other solutions for access control that does not require key fobs or keycards, but those also come with limitations.

Commercial security is a variable process. Different installation methods provide access, including fingerprint or keycard-based and touchless that provides mobile and wave-to-unlock permissions.

We install fewer keycard systems than Cloud-based access control because:

  • Key card-native software is less costly in the short run due to lower equipment costs, but physical keys can accumulate over time.
  • Key card access control is typically limited by the server’s location, as opposed to key fob access control.
  • Keycards are readily misplaced, and reissuing them takes time.

Commercial security systems are good because they keep people in. You don’t need a key card to get in. It is also important to note that there are different types of cards and they have come a long way.

Less frustrating and more efficient, key card systems are typically favored by Human Resources. Ask anyone in the office to share their opinion on legacy key fob access control platforms, which usually cause sighs when time comes for major upgrades.

Final Thoughts – The key takeaway from all this is that you need to choose a method that works for you and your family.

Contact Matrix Locksmith Toronto For Best Access Control Systems.

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