Secura Key reaches milestone

California-based access control products maker Secura Key announced this week that it is celebrating 40 years in business.

The company began manufacturing mechanical/magnetic Barium Ferrite insert readers for parking applications in 1971 in California’s San Fernando Valley.

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

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