Access Control
Vandal-resistant / bullet-resistant contactless card readers

Farpointe Data, a DORMA Group Company, announces its Guardian vandal-resistant and Gibraltar bullet-resistant contactless proximity card readers, for installations where more durability is required than that available in a standard proximity reader.

June 2, 2015
By SP&T Staff

In both types of hazard-resistant readers, the electronics are sealed in weather-and tamper-resistant epoxy potting for both indoor and outdoor operations, not only providing an IP67 rating but protecting the electronics from water, steam, detergents, dust, sand, tools and other elements. In addition, the Guardian readers are manufactured from thick polycarbonate material and ship standard with tamperproof screws. An anti-tamper mode is also available, providing supervision of both the reader and its cabling.

The Gibraltar bullet-resistant proximity card readers feature a virtually indestructible exterior, according to the company. In addition to all the features of the Guardian readers, they are milled from a solid block of stainless steel and reinforced with a bullet-resistant ShotBLOCKER insert that is compliant with UL752 performance level standards of ballistic protection.

The Guardian and Gibraltar proximity card readers are in the 125-kHz proximity reader category. They interface with a wide range of electronic access control systems by complying with the Wiegand communication protocol. They also offer other features such as MAXSecure and fleaPower and can be ordered to support several different 125 kHz proximity card and tag technologies, including those from Farpointe, HID and AWID. Additionally, Guardian readers can be ordered to support 13.56 MHz Delta contactless smart card technology.

The Guardian Series includes the P-403, a mullion mount reader for door or window frames, the P-405, a North American wall switch mount reader and the P-410 which mounts to a double gang wall switch box. The Gibraltar Series includes the P-400 and P-453 which mullion mount to a door or window frame and the P-455 which uses the North American single-gang mount. All models can also mount to flat surfaces, include tamperproof screws and are available for shipment today.

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