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.

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.

Limitations and workarounds

  • Indala cards—The Verkada AD33 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 and 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 reader reads the Card Serial Number (CSN) and 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 NFC works with both integrations.

Learn more

Visit the Verkada Training Center for bite-sized video tutorials on how to accomplish role-based tasks in Command.


Need more help? Contact Verkada Support


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