Secura Key Celebrates 40 Years in Business

Secura Key, of Chatsworth, Calif. is celebrating its 40th year in business.

The company began manufacturing mechanical/magnetic Barium Ferrite insert readers for parking applications in 1971 in California’s San Fernando Valley. Secura Key invented Touch Card technology, which transformed the Barium Ferrite card into a digital technology. Wiegand-output Touch Card OEM readers kept large Cardkey and CASI-Rusco systems running for many years at major corporations like FedEx and Ford Motor Co. Secura Key used the Touch Card technology to build the simple, reliable 26SA and 28SA plus standalone readers, which were widely used by major telephone entry system OEMs for many years for gate and parking applications.

Secura Key later developed proximity and contactless smart card readers, keypads, control panels and access control software.

Secura Key was one of the first companies to make contactless smart card readers for access control applications. The company also sells RFID products (readers and transponders) for large non-access control applications, including loyalty, membership, asset tracking and process control applications.

Secura Key has a complete in-house card manufacturing and four-color digital printing facility, and is capable of producing most major card technologies, including Wiegand, BaFe, proximity, mag stripe, contactless smart cards (TI, Mifare and DESfire technologies) UHF and multi-technology cards. Secura Key has designed and built most of its production equipment and manufacturing automation with internal resources.

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