ProdataKey’s New Rugged Readers are Weatherproof and Vandal-proof

ProdataKey announced the release of its new “rugged” readers for use with 125 kHz cards and fobs. The new units, available in single-gang and mullion style, with or without keypads, improve upon PDK’s former “ruggedized” readers by combining exceptional weatherproof and vandal-proof specifications within the same model.

The new rugged readers feature an IP68 weatherproof rating, making them fully waterproof and dust-tight, and an IK10 impact-resistance rating – the highest rating possible. These qualities make them ideal for building exteriors, gates, commercial areas, industrial sites, and construction yards.

They are also a good choice for schools, given their resiliency against student vandalism. The readers can be used as part of any access control system.

The line’s styling is commensurate with its durability. All models feature a sleek profile, metal zinc casing, and a tempered glass covering which is wear-resistant, scratch-resistant, and won’t crack from extended exposure to sunlight.

For added security, keypad readers can be used to implement two-factor authentication, requiring users to provide credentials and a PIN to gain access. Keypads are backlit so that they are easy to use at night.

“We expect strong demand for our new rugged readers,” said Brach Bengtzen, PDK Director of Marketing.

“They’re attractive and streamlined, but you can swing a baseball bat at them and they’ll still work. For anywhere that readers may take a beating from the weather or mistreatment, these devices offer an excellent solution.”

The rugged readers will be on display at ISC West in Las Vegas, March 23-25, Booth 11109.


ProdataKey is a innovator of networked cloud-based access control products and services. The company’s pdk io cloud platform allows for complete system management and control through any web connected device, anywhere, anytime. Visit

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