A key-card is a security token that grants you access through electronically-powered doors. They require a key-card reader to be installed on the door, and you gain access by either tapping your card on the reader (proximity reader), swiping it (swipe reader), or inserting it (insert reader).
A card reader is a data input device that reads data from a card-shaped storage medium. The first were punched card readers, which read the paper or cardboard punched cards that were used during the first several decades of the computer industry to store information and programs for computer systems. Modern card readers are electronic devices that can read plastic cards embedded with either a barcode, magnetic strip, computer chip or another storage medium.

The DS-K1107E is a card reader from the access control line of Hikvision. The card reader can be connected via RS-485. The beautifully designed card reader can be used both indoors and outdoors. The card can read MiFare cards and can be connected to Hikvision’s basic + pro complete door controller. Hikvision supplies card readers with the possibility to read EM or MiFare. This choice is in the reader and cannot be adjusted software-wise. MiFare has a heavier encryption. If other EM solutions are already present, EM can also be selected.
RS-485 vs Wiegand
Hikvision card readers such as the DS-K1104M are equipped with connection options for both Wiegand and RS-485.
Wiegand has the potential disadvantage that more wires are needed to realize the correct connection. After this, however, no more programming is required in the reader and everything can be set via the software.
RS-485 has the advantage that fewer veins are needed. Another big advantage of RS-485 is that the reader supports two-way communication with the door controller. RS-485 can also be operated in a bus form instead of star topology. With RS-485, however, it is necessary for this reason to give the readers the corresponding address via dipswitch. The sequence affects the setting options and therefore requires attention when making the setting.

• 32-bit high-speed processor
• Reading distance 3-5cm
• Built-in audio indicator
• Led status indicator
• RS485 and Wiegand (W26 / W34) protocol;
• Tamper alarm;
• Online upgrade function (if connected via 485)
• EM recognition and reading of cards



• 32-bit high-speed processor
• Support RS485 and Wiegand(w26, w34) protocol
• Build-in EM card reading module (Frequency: 125 KHz). Supports reading EM card No (DS-K1108E/DS-K1108EK)
• Build-in MiFare card reading module (Frequency: 13.56MHz). Meets the standard of ISO 14443-A. Supports reading MiFare card No (DS-K1108M/DS-K1108MK)
• Tamper-proof function
• Build-in buzzer for status indication


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