Paxton Access has developed its Energy saving reader to accept Mifare tokens, making the reader suitable for a range of environments. The reader accepts an authenticated Mifare card to switch on power to utilities and electrical equipment. Once a card has been detected, the reader toggles a relay that switches on lights, heating and air-conditioning, amongst others. This straightforward, energy-saving concept works because a user has to remove the proximity card from the reader in order to move freely around a site. This is perfect for sites that want to save money on energy bills. Controlling who can operate factory machinery is also easy. Equipment can only be used once the reader recognizes the presence of an authorized card, thus restricting the use of machinery to staff who are trained to do so, which helps in complying with health and safety regulations.