With the growing popularity of Inner Range's SIFER reader and card solutions, there has been a demand to install it in new and diverse environments - in response to this demand, Inner Range has released 3 new accessories.

These new accessories include a vandal resistant cover, a vandal resistant cover with an inbuilt spacer and a standard 10mm spacer. A spacer is recommended when RFID readers are mounted on metal objects, such as bollards or aluminium door frames, where signal bounce can cause a reduction in signal quality between card and reader.

When Inner Range's 10mm spacer (IR-999033) is used there will be an increase of signal quality and read range for readers that need to be mounted on metal objects. The spacer is the same colour and dimensions as the reader which increases the aesthetics of the spacer and reader combination.

Meanwhile, the SIFER Reader Vandal Resistant Cover (IR-999034) adds an extra layer of physical security to SIFER readers. The angled design helps withstand physical attack and prevent damage to the SIFER readers. To protect against removal of the cover, it is supplied with 4 x M5, 20mm Torx screws which require a specialised bit.

The SIFER Reader Vandal Resistant Cover has 2 versions. The first is a standard vandal resistant cover and the second is a vandal resistant cover with a integrated 10mm spacer (IR-999035).

SIFER is a smart card system designed and manufactured by Inner Range. It is a based multi-drop RS-485 reader that employs 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 readers and credentials are based on the highly secure MIFARE DESFire card technology. SIFER readers utilise a superset of the OSDP protocol and as such may also be deployed on any system capable of using OSDP. OSDP SIFER readers can be used with traditional Wiegand based access control systems with the addition of a Wiegand to OSDP converter.

Contact your local CSD branch for further information.