Custom Printed RFID Fobs & Mifare Fobs now available

Brand your key fobs with your logo, event logo or specific design If you commonly buy RFID key fobs for your organisation’s access control system, or to give to attendees at one of your events, have you considered branding them? Printed RFID Key Fobs are more cost-effective than you might think. Choose to include your … Continue reading Custom Printed RFID Fobs & Mifare Fobs now available

Paxton Product update: 820-025 Fob Packs Discontinued

Paxton are no longer manufacturing 820-025 Key Fob packs Paxton have just announced that they have just removed packs of 25 Switch2 Key Fobs from their catalogue. This affects the Green, Amber and Red Key Fobs. Rest assured this just relates to the 25 pack. You can still buy Switch2 Key Fobs in packs of … Continue reading Paxton Product update: 820-025 Fob Packs Discontinued

The password is dead. Long live the password.

Passwords are becoming ‘the’ security problem that needs to be solved. As security breaches become more commonplace, passwords are getting longer and more complicated. Take a mixture of your pets name, mother’s maiden name & your favourite holiday destination, shake them around a bit with some upper and lower case, numbers and symbols – and … Continue reading The password is dead. Long live the password.

IFSEC 2014 round up

Thermal cameras are coming to your smartphone, the smallest door controller we’ve ever seen, a surveillance robot only 50cm high & The Raptor IFSEC International is one of the biggest dates in the security industry’s calendar. If you manufacture security products, you’ll have been planning for this one for months. This year it was held … Continue reading IFSEC 2014 round up

Biometrics in schools: big win or big brother?

“If you don’t know the password you can’t come in.” It’s a phrase often heard in school playgrounds up and down the country, as children play games with their friends. But frankly, passwords could soon be irrelevant if biometrics continue to take off in the way that they have. A piece of research carried out … Continue reading Biometrics in schools: big win or big brother?

Smartphones and biometrics: we’re all ears

The iPhone 5S was the first. Their Touch ID fingerprint scanner on the lock-in screen heralded the beginning of biometrics security as part of smartphone furniture. But it was easily hacked just two days after the phone went on sale in September last year. Germany’s famous hacker team, the Chaos Computer Club, were able to … Continue reading Smartphones and biometrics: we’re all ears

One password your kids can’t memorise

Samsung are the latest to add a biometrics feature onto their new smartphone. The Galaxy S5, which is currently available to pre-order, will feature a fingerprint scanner in the same way as the Apple iPhone 5 does, with the main button on the front doubling as a scanner to unlock the device. The security feature won’t … Continue reading One password your kids can’t memorise

Paxton Net2 new v5 software: perfect for one-off events

At The Card Network, we sell more Paxton Net2 Keyfobs, cards and readers than any other manufacturer – by quite a margin. The Paxton Net2 access control system continues to be one of the most popular in the country, especially amongst schools. And with the launch of their new v5 software, the Paxton Net2 just … Continue reading Paxton Net2 new v5 software: perfect for one-off events

Pay for your milk using your veins?

Forget fingerprint and iris scanners. You could soon be able to pay for the week’s groceries using the veins on your hand. The Biyo: no wallets, no receipts – all you need is yourself US Biometric company Biyo (formerly Pulse Wallet) have created a revolutionary way to make payments for everyday purchases. Rather than opting … Continue reading Pay for your milk using your veins?

Beware clones: are your Mifare cards genuine?

Mifare cards are one of the most widely used and best-selling smart cards on the market, most commonly used as contactless cards, e-tickets and readers worldwide. Most transport providers use Mifare cards, as do schools, sports organisations and many other businesses. Genuine Mifare cards use NXP chips from NXP Semiconductors, a trademarked product that guarantees … Continue reading Beware clones: are your Mifare cards genuine?