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Keri Systems is a respected name in the field of access control and integrated security systems, providing services on a global scale. Established in 1990 and based in San Jose, California, the company has always been at the forefront of technological innovation.
In this article, we will cover the Keri MS format and Keri MS cards/keyfobs, exploring their features and specifications (where publicly available) Additionally, we will also briefly touch upon the company's other product lines, providing a comprehensive overview of the diverse solutions Keri Systems offers to meet the security needs of businesses worldwide.
Their product range is extensive, spanning electronic access control, video surveillance, and integrated security systems. Whether you're a small business needing a single-door system, or a larger entity requiring a networked system for multiple buildings, Keri Systems has the expertise to cater to your needs:
The Keri MS format, a proprietary protocol developed by Keri Systems, is a key component of their access control solutions. Despite its widespread use, particularly in conjunction with the PXL-500 Tiger Controller, little is publicly known about the specifics of this format. Keri Systems has maintained a level of confidentiality about the inner workings of its format, which is a common practice in the industry to ensure the security and integrity of its systems.
What is known, however, is that the Keri MS format operates in the low-frequency range of 125 kHz. This frequency range is commonly used in access control systems and RFID applications due to its ability to provide a good balance between read range and system performance.
One of the critical features of the Keri MS format is its unique identification protocol. This ensures that no two cards share the same number, providing a high level of security and reliability for the system. This unique identification system is crucial in access control scenarios where the integrity and security of the system are paramount.
Keri Systems' MS Series Proximity Cards are designed for use with MS-Series Proximity Readers. They offer a range of features that make them a reliable and secure choice for access control systems:
Let’s now cover the four specific types of proximity products available using the Keri MS proprietary format:
Unless the user requires the combination of magstripe and proximity, the KC-10X Standard Light Card is recommended over the MT-10X Multi Technology Card whenever possible because of its lower cost and lifetime warranty. The Standard Light Cards can be fitted with a PVC label or “skin” which can accept a direct printed image to provide photo ID at a much lower cost and greater durability.
The key cards can be ordered with or without a high coercivity magnetic stripe, which is helpful if there are other types of systems in use that are magstripe based, such as cafeteria vending. They are also convenient for customers who may have a proximity-based access control system at one site and a mag stripe-based system at other locations, allowing the user to carry a single card.
Keri's PKT-10X Proximity Key Fob provides user convenience in a small, ergonomic, and extremely durable package. The fob is equipped with a brass eyelet for attachment to a key ring, ensuring the neck of the tag will not break during the life of the system.
The AP-10X Adhesive Proximity Patch provides a flexible and convenient solution for those who prefer not to carry separate cards or fobs, transforming everyday items into proximity credentials.
The MS Series readers are designed with a modern, attractive aesthetic and a thin profile. They are compatible with Keri’s KC-10X and MT-10X proximity card styles as well as the robust PKT-10X key tag.
They can also read any Indala ASP card or tag if they are to be used in conjunction with a PXL-500 Controller. This compatibility ensures a versatile and comprehensive access control solution.
All of the Keri MS (MicroStar) readers utilize the 125 kHz frequency and are designed to work with the Keri MS format.
These readers are also exclusively compatible with Keri's access control system based on the PXL-500 Tiger Controller. It can also be used with the NXT-2D/-4D and MSC-2D/4D Controllers when using an Interface Module. This compatibility allows for cost savings and the continued use of existing credentials when upgrading to the newer NXT controllers.
It is particularly useful in applications where extra range adds to the convenience of the system, such as parking entrances or when reading through extra thick building materials.
The MS-4000 ShootingStar Vandal Resistant Proximity Reader is a robust and durable reader designed specifically for high-crime areas. This reader is built to withstand extreme conditions and potential vandalism, making it a reliable choice for security in challenging environments.
To ensure seamless integration with your Keri MS system, consider exploring the range of Keri MS compatible credentials available at Authoriz-ID. Our selection includes key fobs, proximity cards, and adhesive tags that are designed to work flawlessly with Keri systems readers like the MS-3000X, MS-5000X, MS-7000X, and MS-4000X.
Here are some of the options you can find:
Please note that these credentials for Keri key fob systems DO NOT WORK WITH Keri NXT readers and products!
Whether you're looking for a simple key fob or a printable card, Authoriz-ID has you covered. Our products offer the same functionality as Keri’s PKT-10X, MT-10XP, and KC-10X products, but at a fraction of the cost.
So why wait? Enhance your access control system with Keri MS-compatible credentials from Authoriz-ID today!
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