SIFER card readers are manufactured by Innerrange and employ 128 bit AES encryption from the card through to the door module, providing a far superior level of security than that of traditional Wiegand based card readers. SIFER card readers and credentials utilise the highly secure MIFARE® DESFire® EV2 technology.
The SIFER card reader is available in two form factors, a mullion mount version and a keypad version.
Sifer credentials can be purchased as a card or fob. Three ordering options are available:
Pre-programmed ‘stock’ cards with the card number printed. The most cost-effective option where card customisation is not supported. With more than four billion card numbers available each SIFER-P card is guaranteed to be unique.
User Programmable cards that allow an installer to customise the card number, site code and specify their own encryption key. Printed with the factory card number. A ‘Gold Card’ service for guaranteed unique encryption keys is also offered for SIFER-U.
Custom batch orders configured by the factory according to the specified card number range, site code and printing options. A guaranteed unique encryption key is provided by Inner Range. SIFER-C cannot be re-programmed at a later stage by the installer or the factory.