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AlphaPass Proximity Cards

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AlphaPass high quality proximity cards are designed for professional access control systems. Choose from PVC or composite AlphaPass cards, both of which can be printed on using your own ID card printer.

AlphaPass PVC prox cards are comparable to HID ISOProx (1386); AlphaPass composite prox cards are comparable to HID ISOProx II Composite (1586).

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MSRP: $5.75
Price: $2.89 each

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Note: These custom cards are not returnable.

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AlphaPass high quality proximity cards are designed for professional access control systems—rigorously tested to withstand years of use, these cards will help you secure and simplify entry into your building.

Comparable to HID cards at a fraction of the cost and lead time, AlphaPass cards are available with a wide range of customizable options. AlphaPass cards are compatible with many brands of card readers, including HID.

These AlphaPass prox cards are made from durable white PVC or a composite material of PVC and polyester to withstand daily wear and tear and are programmed for 125 kHz proximity systems. The same size as a standard CR80 card, these prox cards are often used for employee ID cards, security passes, staff ID badges, and more.

Important Information to Know when Ordering Prox Cards

When ordering your AlphaPass prox cards, you will need three key pieces of information:

  • Your card format—this is most commonly HID Compatible 26 bit (H10301)
  • Your facility code—this will be on the box your current cards came in, and is a number between 0 and 255
  • Your sequence start number—every prox card has a unique sequence number (numbers are between 0 and 65,435) and numbers cannot be repeated, your new card order should start on the next number in the sequence. This will also be on your box.

Keep in mind when ordering AlphaPass prox cards:

  • Minimum order quantity: 25 cards
  • Lead time for orders of 1,000 cards or less: 1-3 business days
  • Lead time for orders over 1,000 cards: 3-4 business days

Please note that any customization you do to the cards may impact the order processing time.

AlphaPass prox cards are not eligible for returns – please contact AlphaCard sales with any questions.

Unsure About Your Card Format or Facility Code?

The easiest way to find your card format and facility code is to look at the box your last order came in – the card information will be printed on a label on the box. It may also be included in your order invoice. If you have access to your access control system, you may also be able to look it there.

If you're unsure about your card information and cannot access it, AlphaCard can help – just send us your prox card. If we can read it and duplicate the card, we're happy to produce the cards for you at the best prices available. Contact our sales team for more information.

Choosing Your Card Material

When you order AlphaPass prox cards, you can choose between PVC and composite cards. Both styles of cards are designed to withstand daily wear and tear, and allow you to print on the cards using an ID card printer.

PVC Cards

AlphaPass PVC cards are made from durable white PVC, or plastic. PVC is the standard material for ID cards, and they can be used in almost any application. AlphaPass PVC prox cards can be printed on.

Composite Cards

AlphaPass composite cards are made from a combination of PVC and polyester. This combination of materials makes the cards more durable and can withstand higher heats, so if you need to laminate your cards it is recommended you choose the composite material.

Please note that composite cards will add $0.20 per card.

Printing on Your Prox Cards

Customize your prox cards for use as employee IDs, staff ID cards, security passes, and more. Custom printing will make your cards easier to identify authentic cards and eliminates the need to carry additional ID badges.

By default the cards will have a small brand logo and reference number printed in the lower left-hand corner.

Ordering Pre-Printed Cards

If you do not want to print your cards in-house, order them professionally printed by the manufacturer. This is a great option if you do not have an ID card printer, or need to order a large number of cards and cannot handle batch printing in-house.

You will need to provide the card artwork. Need a design? Our card experts offer a custom card design service.

Pre-printed cards have an additional lead time(2-3 weeks after final approval), and a minimum order quantity of 250 cards. Full Color printing adds $.75 per side/per card, and Monochrome adds $.25 per side/per card.

Printing In-House

Printing on the cards yourself with an ID card printer is the alternative to ordering pre-printed cards. This allows you to print cards on-demand instead of having to order hundreds of cards at a time, especially important if you need to print ID cards with the individual cardholder information or a photo.

If you want to print on your AlphaPass cards in-house with an ID card printer, it is recommended that you only use reverse transfer ID card printers. Technology cards like AlphaPass prox cards can have uneven surfaces because of their embedded chips or antennas, and using a reverse transfer printer will help prevent damage to the printhead.

Slot Punch Options

Displaying your ID cards with accessories including lanyards or badge reels improves building security and keeps them easily at hand for frequent use during the day. To use the cards with a lanyard or reel, you will need to slot punch the cards.

Ordering Cards Pre-Punched

When you order these prox cards pre-punched by the manufacture, you can choose from either vertical or horizontal punches. Adding a slot punch will add $0.20 per card.

Please note that if you plan to print on the cards in-house with your ID card printer, you should not order pre-punched cards. The rough edges of the slot punches can tear the ribbon and damage your printhead.

Slot Punching the Cards In-House

If you choose to punch the cards yourself, they will come with punch mark guides – it is incredibly important that you slot punch your cards in the correct spot. Slot punching cards in other spots can damage the internal parts and break your cards.

Compatible Card Readers

To use your AlphaPass proximity cards, you'll need a compatible card reader. Compatible readers for this card:

  • HID proximity readers
  • XceedID proximity readers
  • Schlage proximity readers
  • aptiQ multi-technology readers

Prox Card Warranty

The AlphaPass prox card comes with a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.

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Technical Specs
Product Type Proximity Cards
MPN APROX-PVC/APROX-COMP
Brand AlphaCard
Material Premium PVC or Composite
Compatible With aptiQ, HID, Schlage, XceedID
Card Size 3.37 x 2.125 x 0.033 in
Range No
Dimensions 3.37" X 2.125" X 0.033"
MSRP $5.75

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Great quality, better price
Had used cards from our security installer and these work but better price.
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Derrick R. 01/23/2019 01/24/201914:47
Amazing Customer Service
While preparing to make a big change within our company to improve the way employee badges are made we came up with 500 questions. AlphaCard not only answered those, but even gave more detail then needed. Never is this a bad thing. Making my purchase could not have been any easier.


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Chris 06/153/2019 06/03/201916:15
Very Good Quality
These products are very good quality and they are comparable if not better than other competitors. We've switched to these products and will never go back. No problems with our printer either.


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City Brewery 06/153/2019 06/03/201916:18
Surprisingly good
It isn't very often that someone offers you a product that is as good as what you normally purchase for a lower price. It is even more rare when that product ends up being better. These cards cost half as much as we were paying for the name brand and have a lower failure rate. Printing from the Enduro MagicCard is just as clear.
Pros: Great readablity and reliablity. Good printing surface. Friendly and Knowledgeable support.
Cons: What am I supposed to do with all the money I saved?


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John W 06/153/2019 06/03/201916:52
AlphaPass Proximity Cards
Badges are exactly what we need for our system. Great value for the money. Arrived quickly and would definitely continue to use and order more when needed.


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Alfons 06/153/2019 06/03/201918:13
Great affordable options
Purchased these cards to replace the HID cards I was using.They work perfect and much more affordable.


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Joe.M 07/183/2019 07/03/201919:24
Proximity card
Very pleased with the price and quality of the proximity cards. Great customer service and quick delivery.


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Catherine 03/73/2019 03/15/201916:45
Excellent Product!
We use these cards for our security doors, and they work great! Not a single issue yet. Would highly recommend.


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Thermo-Kool 03/73/2019 03/15/201917:05
Great Product
Good product for the money spent!


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Chad 03/73/2019 03/15/201917:26
High quality card
These cards do the job with significant savings over others. Printing on both sides works well. Hid door readers have no issues reading them.


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