Key cards

 A key card is a security card that grants access through electronically powered entry doors. They are embedded with a microchip loaded with a unique code granting physical entry. They act as a wireless remote control access device into apartments, offices and 24-hour service businesses like gymnasiums.


The risk

 Anyone using a key card to gain building access may be exposed to the very real threat of serious security breaches, both to building occupiers and confidential data theft. They are a vulnerable target to RFID cyber theft. Once skimmed, cards are quickly cloned granting unlawful access to any breached premises. Any personal identifying data stored on the key card can also be stolen, becoming a steppingstone to synthetic identity fraud. Skimmers literally tap into your business network in seconds. Its instant, its silent and its unstoppable…till now.

Skimguard A-Lock

…. Key cards are great, so much better than carrying around keys …. but are they?

Skim Guard A-Lock, front. (Dark Blue).
   Skim Guard A-Lock, back. (White).

How is key card data stolen?

RFID Security doors incorporate a wall reader known as a Building Access Control Card Reader (BACCR). The wall reader sends a signal to the key card, i.e., an Original Building Access Control Card (OBACC). The key card details are verified by the wall reader giving the key card holder automatic entry.  This is where the system breaks down. Using a compatible 125 KHz RFID card reader criminals can easily skim information stored on the key card, then clone it. No building BACCR reader can distinguish between genuine or cloned key cards.


How Does a-lock work?

A Lock is the world’s first designated electronic RFID key card cyber shield. Building access key cards sit on the 125 KHz RFID bandwidth. Skimguards patented E-Field technology is built into A-Lock. It creates an impregnable electronic jamming barrier surrounding the key card preventing skimmers from cloning them. A Lock powers up into active mode drawing energy from the intruding skimmer. When the skimmer moves out of range A-Lock powers down to passive mode.

Where do I put It?

Place your access key card next to A Lock in your wallet, purse, or workplace lanyard for maximum protection. To gain building access remove key card and tap for entry.

Skim Guard A-Lock, front. (Dark Blue).

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