The tSec Mini Card Reader provides a complete multi-technology smart card RFID solution that is compatible with DESFire and MIFARE, or 125kHz cards. Compatible with all Wiegand data capable control systems and incorporating RS-485 communication, tSec Readers allow rapid deployment of secure technology in any environment.
Available with 13.56MHz smart card capability, or as a multi technology reader that combines both 125kHz proximity and 13.56MHz capabilities in a single unit delivering maximum compatibility while providing a path forward to the latest technology. The multi technology reader is ideal for organizations that wish to transition to smart technology at their own pace, as it means they don’t need to replace all their cards upfront.
Choose between the intelligent RS-485 connection for fast, flexible, secure communication, or Wiegand for compatibility with all standard access control systems. RS-485 provides the added benefits of being easier and more cost effective to wire and deploy, and allows for direct integration with Protege systems enabling you to make changes on the fly once readers are installed. RS-485 also allows for longer cable runs and offers a simpler firmware update process.
Bluetooth / NFC capability enables you to use your smartphone as your access credential for maximum convenience. Equipped with support for most modern iPhone and Android devices, you can unlock the door using a unique access credential that is supplied by the Protege Mobile App, entered against your user record in Protege, and authenticated by a secure cloud based server.*
* Bluetooth capability is denoted on tSec models with the -BT suffix. These readers must be running firmware version 229 or higher.
The IP65 environmental rating provides a high degree of protection from the elements, making the tSec reader suitable for harsh environments. Readers can be mounted indoors or outdoors, located anywhere from the car park gate to the office door.
Built-in clone detection when using ICT Secured MIFARE means that even while it may be possible to copy a single MIFARE credential, use of that credential is detected and prevented. Clone card detection operates in the following modes:
The tSec reader provides the ability to change the color of the LED strip (16 colors available) to show when a function has started, succeeded or failed. For example, when a function is used to arm an area, you can set the LED to change to purple to show that the function has started, yellow to show that the area has armed successfully, and red to indicate that the function has failed.
This functionality is only supported by tSec readers that are using RS-485 configuration.
A range of optional features means there is a model to suit everyone.
Designed to withstand some of the harshest settings, the optional vandal resistant covers are ideal for locations where a card reader may be exposed to damage, including corridors, parking buildings, correctional facilities, and other public places. Highly resistant to impact, such as from the swing of a hammer or baseball bat, its robust construction provides greater durability and protection against vandalism and malicious damage. The flush design also serves as an anti-ligature measure for an additional level of safety.
Note that regular keypad variations of the tSec range do not operate correctly with the vandal resistant covers that are provided separately. You must order the reader as a kit (including the cover) using the relevant part codes
|Operating Voltage||12VDC (9.5 to 14VDC)|
|Operating Current||203mA (peak, reading)|
|Card Read Range||MIFARE 60mm (2.36")
DESFire EV1 ISO 15mm (0.6"
125kHz Clamshell 40mm (1.57")*
|Tag Read Range||MIFARE 35mm (1.18")
DESFire EV1 ISO 6mm (0.23")
125kHz 25mm (0.98")*
|Wiegand Interface||Multiple format 26, 34, 37 Bit data 0 and data 1, card defined.|
|Frequency||13.56 MHz ISO/IEC 14443 Type A
125kHz pulse width modulated*
|Multi Conductor Cable||
Wiegand: 22Awg alpha 5196, 5198, 18Awg alpha 5386, 5388. Max Distance 150m (492ft)
|Bluetooth Read Range^||Proximity mode: up to 0.5m (1.6ft) Configurable
Action unlock (shake): up to 5m (16.4ft) Configurable
Electronic credential transmission technology^
|NRF8001 Bluetooth 4.0 compliant
Proprietary data exchange protocol. AES128 Encrypted
Reader App Version: 1.04.175 and above Credentials can be distinguished by unique site code and card number
|Bluetooth Wireless Device^||Protege Mobile 1.0.x|
|NFC Read Range||Up to 60mm|
|NFC (Near-field communication)
Electronic credential transmission technology
|Android 4.4 or above, with phones which support ISO7816-4
Proprietary Secured DESFire credential
Credential is AES-256 (NIST certified AES algorithm)
Reader App Version: 1.04.175 and above
Credentials can be distinguished by unique site code and card number
|NFC Wireless Device||Protege Mobile 1.0.x|
|Environment IP Rating||IP65|
|Operating Temperature||-35° to 65°C (-31° to 149°F)|
|Storage Temperature||-10° to 85°C (14° to 185°F)|
|Reader Dimensions (H x W x D)||84 x 45 x 17mm (3.31 x 1.77 x 0.67")|
*Applies to 125kHz models only
^Applies to Bluetooth models only
|PRX-TSEC-MINI-BT-B||tSec BLE/NFC/13.56MHz/125kHz Reader Mini Mullion Black|
|PRX-TSEC-MINI-DF-B||tSec NFC/13.56MHz Reader Mini Mullion Black|
|PRX-TSEC-MINI-BT-W||tSec BLE/NFC/13.56MHz/125kHz Reader Mini Mullion White|
|PRX-TSEC-MINI-DF-W||tSec NFC/13.56MHz Reader Mini Mullion White|
|PRX-TSEC-STD-BT-B||tSec BLE/NFC/13.56MHz/125kHz Reader Mullion Black|
|PRX-TSEC-STD-DF-B||tSec NFC/13.56MHz Reader Mullion Black|
|PRX-TSEC-STD-KP-BT-B||tSec BLE/NFC/13.56MHz/125kHz Reader Keypad Mullion Black|
|PRX-TSEC-STD-BT-W||tSec BLE/NFC/13.56MHz/125kHz Reader Mullion White|
|PRX-TSEC-STD-DF-W||tSec NFC/13.56MHz Reader Mullion White|
|PRX-TSEC-STD-KP-BT-W||tSec BLE/NFC/13.56MHz/125kHz Reader Keypad Mullion White|
|PRX-TSEC-STD-KP-BT-VRC||tSec VRC BLE/13.56MHz/125kHz Reader Keypad Mullion Vandal Resistant (Black)|
|PRX-TSEC-EXTRA-BT-B||tSec BLE/NFC/13.56MHz/125kHz Reader Wall Black|
|PRX-TSEC-EXTRA-KP-BT-B||tSec BLE/NFC/13.56MHz/125kHz Reader Keypad Wall Black|
|PRX-TSEC-EXTRA-BT-W||tSec BLE/NFC/13.56MHz/125kHz Reader Wall White|
|PRX-TSEC-EXTRA-KP-BT-W||tSec BLE/NFC/13.56MHz/125kHz Reader Keypad Wall White|
|PRX-TSEC-EXTRA-KP-BT-VRC||tSec VRC BLE/13.56MHz/125kHz Reader Keypad Wall Switch Vandal Resistant (Black)|
Models and part codes may vary according to region. Check with your local distributor for further information.