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Schlage 13.56 MHz MIFARE Classic® Smart Credentials

Schlage MIFARE Classic® smart credentials utilizing high frequency (13.56 MHz) technology are ideal for facilities with moderate security needs, as well as businesses that want to use credentials to support multiple business functions such as multifamily. 


Interested in a whole new level of security, adaptability and flexibility? Connect with an Allegion team member to learn more about Schlage Credential Services. 


Often viewed as the entry point into smart cards, Schlage MIFARE Classic credentials offers more security compared to proximity, simple fixed memory structure and multiple memory options and form factors. These credentials protect your most sensitive data by utilizing extra layers of security protection, and can be used for many applications including transit, cashless vending, and cafeteria point of sale. 

Schlage contactless smart credentials operate on a 13.56 MHz frequency, and utilize high security encrypted data, which is mutually authenticated in communication between the card and reader, providing optimum security. 

 Smart (encrypted)

 Open Architecture Solution

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For frequently asked questions, educational resources and technical product materials visit the Credentials 101 page. 


  • 13.56 MHz smart technology available in multiple form factors
  • Open architecture design; Schlage secures the access control application sector, remaining sectors are open for customers to work with any company they choose 
  • Built on ISO 14443A standards, providing for a faster data transfer speed  
  • High-security encrypted data ensures protection of sensitive information
  • Compatible with Schlage (encrypted) and other industry manufacturers’ readers and electronic locks (CSN only)



  • Compatible with applications beyond access control including transit, cashless vending, point-of-sale
  • CardTrax™ account tracking program helps keep track of card numbers at no additional cost
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacturer’s defect



  • Custom artwork and laser engraving are available
  • All ISO-style cards are made of composite material, ensuring durability
  • Available in multiple memory capacities

The credentials come in several models in various form factors and capacity options. View the data sheet to see all options.


Form factors

  • Clamshell - Highly durable and ridged, ideal for harsh environments 
  • ISO glossy white - Similar in size and thickness to a credit card, ideal surface for printing custom artwork and images for identification
  • Magnetic Stripe ISO glossy white - ISO style card that also includes a magnetic stripe
  • Key fob - Conveniently attaches to any key ring 
  • Thin key fob - Thinner style form factor for key ring applications 
  • *Coming Soon* - PVC adhesive disc - Round disc can be adhered to any frequently used surface 
  • PVC adhesive patch 



Credential Technology

  • MIFARE Classic® smart credentials 
  • 13.56 MHz frequency 



  • Compliant with international standard ISO 14443
  • 3DES encryption protects data being relayed between card and reader 
  • Diversified keys
  • Mutual authentication 



  • Contactless 
  • Read range up to 3″



  • Can store multiple applications for a variety of functions
  • Open architecture system allows use beyond access control
  • Fixed memory structure
  • Standardization gives vendors flexibility to write applications to the credentials 

Schlage has partnered with NXP and its globally leading MIFARE® brand to provide smart card solutions, giving our customers greater choice and flexibility when building their ecosystem.

NXP's MIFARE technology has achieved:

  • Products that are proven and reliable with over 25 years of production
  • Over 10 billion chips sold to date
  • Utilized by more than 55% of all high-frequency (HF) access management systems throughout the world
  • More than 1,000 partners in the MIFARE community
  • 40 different types of applications globally

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Did You Know?

Walter Schlage patented the first “smart home” device in 1909—a door lock that also turned the home’s lights on and off.

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As part of Allegion’s family of pioneering brands, Schlage benefits from the strength, efficiencies, resources, and integration from a global power. In turn, we pass those advantages on to you.

Allegion helps keep people safe and secure where they live, work and visit. With more than 30 brands sold worldwide, we specialize in security around the doorway and beyond. It’s the power of one.

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