hotel key cards

type –access control


Hotel key cards

Contactless hotel cards function as an electronic key. Integrated with the hotel system, the cards allow for easy, quick, and monitored access to hotel rooms.

Hotel cards – possibilities and applications

In many hotels, the days of metal keys for hotel doors are a thing of the past. The key in the form of a plastic card looks elegant and often also contains useful information about the hotel for guests – restaurant opening hours, reception phone number, Wi-Fi password, etc.

Examples of functionality offered by plastic hotel cards include:

  • easy access to rooms and selected hotel rooms,
  • ability to block the card / remove it from the system,
  • possibility of re-encoding information,
  • personalized card appearance, consistent with the visual identification of the hotel.

Smart hotel cards - tech aspects

Hotel cards – technical aspects

For a hotel card to fulfill its functions, it must be equipped with at least one of the following elements:

  • LoCo or HiCo magnetic stripe ,
  • Unique, Mifare or other proximity module,
  • contact (processor) module.

Each of these elements enables two basic functions – recording information on the card and the card’s ability to communicate with the hotel system. The choice of this item depends on your preferences and the requirements of the hotel. Price, convenience of use for customers, ease of use of cards by staff, memory capacity, level of security, requirements of the existing or planned system – all this should be taken into account when choosing the appropriate module on the card.

Smart hotel cards - decorative print options

Hotel cards – printing options

Hotel cards do not have to be just a functional tool. The hotel card can also be an elegant “business card” for the hotel. The prestigious appearance of a hotel card can be achieved using advanced plastic card printing techniques. These may be e.g.

  • logo enhanced with selective varnish,
  • matte laminate, giving the card seriousness and elegance,
  • metallic/glitter print – pearl, silver or gold, covering selected elements or even the entire card.

It is worth mentioning:
Blank cards with the MIFARE Classic 1k module
If you have your own printer for personalizing plastic cards, you can order white, blank cards with the MIFARE Classic 1k module from us. Here you will find a price list for blank white cards.

Card samples
We recommend testing white card samples with this module prior to making a purchase. These samples are provided at no cost and will verify compatibility with your system.

Elegance, functionality, convenience for customers, and higher safety standards – plastic hotel cards undoubtedly increase the standard of the hotel. If you would like to know the production price of hotel cards, use the quote form, specifying the number of cards, colors, and selected decorative and functional elements.

Additional options

Scratch-off panel
Eco-friendly material – recycled and recyclable
Other services
Print visible in UV / IR
Spot / selective varnish, glossy or matte
Contact memory chip
Contactless chip (Unique, Mifare and more)
Magnetic HiCo/LoCo stripe
Coloured PVC material
Custom shape and size cards
Panel for a signature / signature strip
Aroma (e.g. coffee)
Customized plastic snap off card | 3 key chain tags
Transparent material
Metallic silkscreen
Laminate of plastic cards
Hole (round, oval, euro hole)