Smart Cards incorporate traditional access credentials and the ability to read and write a variety of data such as biometric templates, point of sale balances or even computer programs or protocols. This data can then be used to instruct the access system on how to process an action or event. With the introduction of smart cards into an access system, users are able to eliminate the redundant wiring that is often necessary when security systems are layered with multiple technologies and databases. With the individuals data stored on his or her actual card, there is no need to be concerned with a reader failure that results in a loss of captured data or exceeding preset population limits. It also ensures a path of migration for future technologies. HID’s® iClass© credentials offer the peace of mind of a trusted card, along with a cost effective way to enhance your security.