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Keycard A Keycard is a small strip of plastic roughly the size of a credit card or driver's license which stores a physical or digital signature used for user authentication, generally on physical locks.
Variant Short-range RFID

The keycards used in the Harland Broadcasting Corporation building also double as identification cards, listing the owner's department and clearance on the front, with a magnetic strip on the back, and an RFID chip embedded inside. The RFID card allows doors to be unlocked at close range, while the antiquated magnetic strip acts as a secondary failsafe, as well as a potential mechanism to unlock secure containers and doors that mere proximity should not open.