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Schlage 13.56 MHz MIFARE® DESFire® Smart Credentials

These credentials offer the highest in physical security from Schlage and deliver the perfect balance of security, speed and performance. Ideal for new installations, the open protocol design allows future seamless integration of other applications such as cashless vending, cafeteria services, transportation, secure printing, and more. 


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


The newest credential from NXP, the MIFARE DESFire EV offers the highest level of security and encryption, as well as the greatest level of flexibility and scalability for future-readiness. Its open protocol design allows seamless integration of other applications in addition to access control, such as cashless vending, cafeteria services, transportation, secure printing and more. 

 Open Architecture Solution

 Smart (encrypted)

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  • 13.56 MHz smart technology available in a variety of form factors and memory capacities
  • Compatible with Schlage (encrypted) and other industry manufacturers’ readers and electronic locks (CSN only)
  • Allows users an economic and convenient way to migrate to newer, more secure, smart technology



  • Open, standards-based platform easily accommodates applications of your choice
  • Non-proprietary Schlage Custom Key Encryption Services provides end users a greater level of control and flexibility
  • CardTrax™ account tracking program helps keep track of card numbers at no additional cost
  • Lifetime warranty against manufacturer’s defects



  • Custom artwork and laser engraving available
  • All credentials are composite, making the credential more durable
  • 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
  • Thin key fob - Thinner style form factor for key ring applications 
  • PVC adhesive patch * - Square patch can be adhered to any frequently used surface 
  • Silicone wristband * - Wearable, waterproof and durable format enables easy access at all times 
  • PVC adhesive patch
  • *Coming Soon* - PVC adhesive disc * - Round disc can be adhered to any frequently used surface 

* Coming soon 


Credential Technology

  • MIFARE® DESFire® smart credentials 
  • 13.56 MHz frequency 



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



  • Contactless 
  • Read range up to 1-2″ 



  • Can store multiple applications for a variety of functions
  • Open architecture system allows use beyond access control
  • Flexible 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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Additional Resources

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.

Case Study

Case Study

Mount Holyoke College

South Hadley, MA

Forward-thinking school strives to keep students safe. A progressive adopter of security technologies, Mount Holyoke prepares for a contactless - and soon mobile - experience on campus.

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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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