The BT817 is a two-factor wall mount MIFARE smart card reader that can be purchased pre-configured or customised to suit any requirement. Available in a range of secure options right up to military grade technology and encryption. The dual RFID and keypad reader provides flexibility in a low profile, robust unit designed to withstand the harshest of environments. This compact form-factor MIFARE smart card reader will integrate seamlessly with existing systems to facilitate upgrading to higher security technology.


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    • Dual factor authentication for a higher level of access control security - using a keypad for PIN access in addition to the MIFARE® Classic or DESFire® 13.56MHz smart cards.


    • Offering pre-configured and customised operations, the BT817 can be set up to accept your custom key and data formats and is designed to work with your pre-existing security configurations.


    • The BT817 offers installation flexibility and integration with many existing access panels and can be customised to suit a proprietary system. When you receive your reader, all you will have to do is connect them in to secure your site with your existing access control system.


    Ideal use case

    Applications where a higher level of security is desired, or sites where cards are not preferred. Offering dual authentication and switchable to 'Card Only', 'PIN Only', 'Card or PIN', 'Card and PIN' and ‘PIN on Card', the flexibility of the BT817 has seen it used extensively in Airports, Government applications and the wider commercial market.

    Options and Accessories
    Model Comparison

    Available with MIFARE Classic and DESFire proximity cards for contactless smart card technology. The BQT Solution's suite of MIFARE Classic & DESFire® readers and smart cards, opens the gateway to multiple security applications, including access control, biometric authentication, IT security, e-purse, e-vending, time, and attendance to ensure your security needs are being met.

    Secure encryption

    Working with your current system, the BT817 offers flexible access control, with the option to use Wiegand, OSDP or Encrypted RS485 access data output. The BT817 additional benefits of being cost-effective and easy to wire and deploy across your sites where different levels of encryption are needed for secure access control.

    Robust design

    Its sleek casing offers a robust exterior designed to withstand tampering and maintain integrity during a security threat or incident. Built to withstand common reader threats, including excessive force from a hammer or heavy tool, the BM817 will continue to operate and secure access even after being damaged.

    Tamper Monitor

    Security threats aren't always captured on camera and pose a real risk to unauthorised access. We know the peace of mind many organisations need when it comes to alerting them to security threats and the BT817 offers a tamper monitor that will alert the security team if there has been a breach attempt at one of the readers.


    Bringing in the ‘what you know’ aspect to dual-factor authentication, the keypad is designed to add an additional layer of security for your access control. With the BT817, the keypad or an ID card can be used to gain access if desired but utilising them both ensures secure access is only given to those who have a card and access pin.

    Voltage at Reader 8VDC to 16VDC

    Current Usage Average: 90mA, Peak: 190mA

    Card Read Range 20mm to 40mm (0.8” to 1.6”)

    Operating Temperature -25°C to +65°C (-13°F to +149°F)

    Relative Humidity (% max) 90%, operating noncondensing

    Reader Dimensions 90mm (3.54”) X 90mm (3.54”) X 28mm (1.10”)

    Materials Reader / Shroud Body: ABS Plastic, Colour Finish: Charcoal

    Feedback Green/Red/Blue LED, with external control Buzzer, with external control Tamper detection, optional output

    Keypad 12 button illuminated, PIN on Card (PoC), 8-bit COTAG or custom

    Credential Options ISO14443A, MIFARE Classic® 1K/4K, MIFARE Plus® X 2K/4K, MIFARE® DESFire® EV1 4K/8K, MIFARE® DESFire® EV2 4K/8K, MIFARE® DESFire® EV3 4K/8K

    Compliance and Certification FCC, CE, UKCA, RCM, RoHS, IP65

    BT817 Models
    • BT817-1 MIFARE® Classic Reader, CSN only
    • BT817-2 MIFARE® Classic Reader, miPASS2 Diversified Key
    • BT817-3 MIFARE® Classic Reader, Custom Key and Format
    • BT817-4 MIFARE® DESFire EV1 Reader, miPASS3 Diversified Key 3DES
    • BT817-5 MIFARE® DESFire EV2 Reader, miPASS4 Diversified Key AES
    • BT817-6 MIFARE® DESFire EV1, EV2, EV3 Reader, Custom Key and Format
    BT817 Accessories
    • B4023G000000 – BT817 Tamper Backbox
    • B4033G000000 – BT817 Tamper Plate
    • B4101G000000 – BT817 Replacement Shroud

    BT817 Brochure

    BT817 Instructions

    Securing Government Secrets

    Reader Model Comparison

    Name Application Output Protocols Operating Temperature Reader Dimensions Power Usage 
    BM680 Sites that are cost
    sensitive yet still require high security
    Wiegand, OSDP, RS485 -25°C to +65°C (-13°F to
    85mm (3.35”) X 43mm (1.69”)
    X 22mm (0.87”)
    8VDC to 16VDC, 60mA
    (Average), 160mA (Peak)
    BT930 Existing sites looking to
    upgrade the technology within the same architrave footprint
    Wiegand, OSDP, RS485 -25°C to +65°C (-13°F to
    140mm (5.51”) X 47mm
    (1.85”) X 24mm (0.94”)
    8VDC to 16VDC, 60mA
    (Average), 160mA (Peak)
    BT950 Installations that require
    a robust standard form architrave reader 
    Wiegand, OSDP, RS485 -25°C to +65°C (-13°F to
    119mm (4.69”) X 43mm
    (1.69”) X 23mm (0.91”)
    8VDC to 16VDC, 80mA
    (Average), 160mA (Peak)
    BT951 Any site wanting to migrate
    from 125KHz (FSK) to MIFARE security
    Wiegand, OSDP, RS485 -25°C to +65°C (-13°F to
    119mm (4.69”) X 43mm
    (1.69”) X 23mm (0.91”)
    8VDC to 16VDC, 120mA
    (Average), 300mA (Peak)
    BT953 Any site wanting to migrate
    from 125KHz (PSK) to MIFARE security
    Wiegand, OSDP, RS485 -25°C to +65°C (-13°F to
    119mm (4.69”) X 43mm
    (1.69”) X 23mm (0.91”)
    8VDC to 16VDC, 120mA
    (Average), 300mA (Peak)
    BT815 Sites needing a standard
    form gang box reader 
    Wiegand, OSDP, RS485 -25°C to +65°C (-13°F to
    90mm (3.54”) X 90mm (3.54”)
    X 20mm (0.79”)
    8VDC to 16VDC, 60mA
    (Average), 160mA (Peak)
    BT817 Sites requiring dual factor
    authentication or cardless access
    Wiegand, OSDP, RS486 -25°C to +65°C (-13°F to
    90mm (3.54”) X 90mm (3.54”)
    X 28mm (1.10”)
    8VDC to 16VDC, 90mA
    (Average), 190mA (Peak)
    BT853 Sites requiring dual factor
    authentication or cardless access and on device feedback
    Wiegand, OSDP, RS487 -25°C to +65°C (-13°F to
    157mm (6.18”) X 97mm
    (3.82”) X
    50mm (1.97”)
    8VDC to 16VDC, 90mA
    (Average), 190mA (Peak)
    BT51X Installations requiring a
    discrete yet secure device, ideal for Hospitals and Prisons
    Wiegand, OSDP, RS488 -25°C to +65°C (-13°F to
    Variable, to suit 8VDC to 16VDC, 180mA
    (Average), 240mA (Peak)
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