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key card

a plastic card, similar to a credit card, containing data on an embedded magnetized strip that can electronically unlock a door, activate a machine, etc. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for key card
  • Safety precautions include around-the-clock security monitoring and key card-activated elevators.
  • Customers use their smartphone or key card to unlock the car.
  • We've covered key card hotel locks over seafood, in-room credit card safes over sandwiches.
  • It is not clear when she left the room since key card records do not show times of exit.
  • At the time of the incident, the office was locked and only accessible with a key card, which key also accessed the safe.
  • The after hours drop box is available to admitted attorneys with a key card issued by the court.
  • Sometimes they would steal a key card from someone's desk, and use the key card to reenter the building over the weekend.
  • Both data centers have key card control limiting access to authorized staff members.
Contemporary definitions for key card

a magnetically encoded plastic card that can be used as a key in a door or to operate some other electronic device, such as an ATM; also called card key , also written keycard's 21st Century Lexicon
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