How do I badge an electronic card access door?

All La Trobe University card readers and staff / student cards utilise proximity technology; that is, cards no longer need swiping of a bar code (eg: bank/supermarket). The current system is to place the card over the reader and lightly touch the face of the reader. For the older reader; the card is badged over the area indicated below.


Some of the very new card readers require placement of the card over the number '5' - near the centre of the reader. These new readers have microphone housing on the left hand side; the placement of the card over the '5', where the proximity chip is, is critical in gaining access.


More common readers such as the slim-line proximity readers are easy; just touch the card over the face of the reader.


Further information

If you require further information regarding this issue, please contact:

Security and Safety Operations Centre

T: Bundoora ext: 2012
T: external (03) 9479 2012