What are the benefits of a contactless smart card?

  • by Plastic Card Services
  • 19.07.2014
  • Articles

One of the more recent developments in the security sector has been the arrival of the contactless smart card. In terms of ensuring that your information is protected, a smart card is up there with the best as it gives you the ability to uniquely program each car, therefore making them a great solution for transportation and security needs. Security is essential in the modern environment and if you are looking to increase the levels of security within your business then you will be looking to benefit as best you can.

Contactless smart cards can bring a wide range of different benefits to your business, depending on how you choose to use them ranging from security to simplicity – and all at a very affordable price. Although you may be concerned about the initial outlay on these cards one of their key selling points is that they are reusable and this means that you can continue to work with them time and time again, saving you cash in the long run.

How does a contactless smart card work?

Thanks to the advances in modern technology, we are now able to share information more freely and simpler than ever before. This progression has brought about the arrival of the contactless smart card which allows information to be transmitted across a network of machines via a small microchip which is contained inside the card. Radio waves are used in this process to transmit information from the card and back into a system, allowing you to enter information into the card such as personal details or monetary amounts.

Contactless smart cards are used in a number of different environments, most commonly they are used in public transport networks such as London’s Oyster Card or various networks across south-east Asia. The unique shape and design of these cards allows them to be easily slid inside a wallet and simply “tapped” when entering public transport. In turn this can allow for quick and effective use of public transport.