swipe card reader


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swipe card reader

A security device for providing access to a locked door. The person seeking entry is required to move a card (having a coated magnetic strip on one side) rapidly through an open-ended slot.
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Its integrated payment solution connects to EMV/PDQ terminals, swipe card readers, Apple Pay readers and other mobile payment solutions in over 25 countries and allows merchants to seamlessly accept both cards and alternative card payments.
In an effort to help the Chicago Police Department fight card fraud, Chicago Patrolmen's Federal Credit Union donated swipe card readers to the department.
Keypad entry devices or magnetic swipe card readers, such as those from Rees Scientific, Trenton, N.J., offer security personnel a simple and cost-effective way to secure access control.