17 Aug Practice Test Question – Card-Based Access Control
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Tim is choosing a card-based control system for physical access to his facility. His primary concern is the speed of authentication. Which type of card would be most appropriate for this situation?
A. Photo ID card
B. Magnetic stripe card
C. Smart card
D. Proximity card
Correct Answer: D
The proximity card provides the fastest scanning time, as the user simply needs to hold it near the reader. Smart cards and magnetic stripe cards require more time-consuming interaction with the reader. Photo ID cards require scrutiny by a human guard.