SecIndGroup.com question of the day: Episode 5: “Hey Maarten, what is the difference between proximity cards and smart cards?”
Maarten Mijwaart from SecIndGroup.com tries answering questions that are relevant to the security industry.
This week’s question: What is the difference between prox cards and smart cards?
In our security industry RFID is used everywhere. In access control and vehicle identifications applications for example. RFID badges are the most popular form of identification. People in the industry often speak about prox cards and smart cards. They will tell you that smart cards are more secure to use. Which often is true, but before speaking about the security levels of cards, it makes sense to understand the basic difference.
Let’s look at that question today.