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Supported Card Formats

Learn the type of card and credential formats that Verkada supports

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Find the latest supported card formats

For the currently supported card/credential formats on the Verkada access controllers and card readers, see Verkada supported card formats.

Note: If your organization is currently using a format that is not listed, please contact your Verkada Account Executive for the best next steps.

Reader compatibility and badge reader support

Verkada access control units are compatible with readers that output Wiegand and Verkada's door reader (OSDP).

Learn more about badge reader support.

Cardless option

Want to go cardless? Ask your employees to download the Verkada Pass app (available on iOS and Android) to open doors via their phone. No badge required.

Verkada MIFARE DESFire EV3

The MIFARE DESFire EV3 card format is supported.

Limitations and workarounds

Indala cards

Important. The Verkada AD33 door reader does not support HID iCLASS or Indala cards. You must use a third-party reader that advertises this compatibility.

  • Indala cards work on the Indala readers.

  • HID iClass cards work on iClass-compatible readers as long as the AC41 supports the underlying format.

MiFare card (MiFare classic, 4 bytes/32-bit)

  • The Verkada AD33 door reader reads the Card Serial Number (CSN).

  • The Wiegand reader reads the card number.

In the event of a switch between Wiegand readers to Verkada AD33, the cards need to be re-scanned.

Schlage and Assa Abloy Aperio wireless lock integrations

The Verkada Prox cards are supported; however, the Verkada DESFire EV3 cards do not work with these integrations.

Need more help? Contact Verkada Support

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