Hands-free access control means the token that identifies a user is read from within a pocket or handbag. This is useful for loading doors and where disabled or elderly people require access. The hands-free tokens, in conjunction with the hands-free interface, achieve this using unique wireless technology. The keycard is a hands-free token with additional functions. Pressing a button on the card momentarily boosts the range of the keycard, typically to 5m (maximum 50m).
Hands-free tokens will work as a standard token with all proximity readers. P series readers and KP series keypads equipped with a hands-free interface will achieve longer ranges. When installing a system, the first token pack is added by presenting the Enrolment card from that pack. Subsequent packs are added by presenting the original Enrolment card followed by the Enrolment card from the new pack. The keycard can be used for long range access. The buttons can be configured to boost the range at which the card can be read, typically up to 5m (maximum 50m).
The tokens are supplied packaged with a corresponding shadow card. Once installation of the system is complete all user cards are valid and ready to be issued. To issue a user token, remove it from the packet and write the name of the user on its corresponding shadow card. The user may now use their token to gain access. This process is repeated for all users. If a card needs to be invalidated, the corresponding shadow card is removed from the wallet and presented to any relevant readers on the site. This invalidates the card. The hands-free keyfobs and keycards work in active and passive modes. They give a range of between 0.85 and 2.5m on any reader equipped with a hands-free interface, and 5m with the long range reader. They work in passive mode with all other Paxton proximity readers.