Wednesday, December 7, 2016

New Year, New Name

A new year is a great time to start anew.  As our company has continued to grow and with our customer base spread across the US, we have decided to change our company name, just a bit, to differentiate to consumers what we do. 

Effective January 1, 2017, Absolute Access will become Absolute Access ID, LLC.  There is absolutely no change in management.  Our company will still continue to provide the same products and services to our customers that we have consistently done for the past 5 years.

Our goal is still the same as well, to provide the highest quality products at the absolute best price backed by outstanding customer support. 

The company URL has changed to reflect our new name and we can now be found at  Our company email addresses will still have the same prefix but 

As we start a new year together, we again want to thank our loyal customers who have helped us grow to where we are today.  We are very thankful for each opportunity that you have entrusted to us to work with you.  We look forward to a very successful year ahead.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Absolute Access ID, LLC.  

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cleaning Kits keep your ID Card Printer at its best

Cleaning Kits help maintain the performance and print quality of your ID card printer.  It is recommended that the printer and print head rollers be cleaned each and every time your replace your ID card printer ribbon.

Cleaning your card printer helps to remove any excess build-up of dust, debris or dye from the printer’s rollers.  This quick cleaning procedure will not only enhance the print quality of your printer but will also ensure that your card printer will continue to run smoothly between ribbon changes.

These kits come in a variety of options from cleaning cards to cleaning pens, rollers or swabs.  It is recommended that you use the cleaning kit that is specific to your brand of ID card printer as they are made to work with that printer’s design and to produce the optimal cleaning effect.

Please browse our variety of cleaning kits for your ID card printer on our website at or contact a member of our sales team at 855-771-9697 who will be glad to assist you!
by Cindy.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Absolute Access has relocated

Absolute Access has relocated to downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.
Due to the continued support of our loyal customers, our office has grown and we have moved to a larger location in the First Tennessee Bank Building at 800 S. Gay Street, Suite 700, Knoxville, Tennessee.

We are very excited about our beautiful new office and about being located in the dynamic downtown city.

Everyone at Absolute Access would like to thank our customers, friends and supporters who have helped us get here, it is because of your continued support, and we greatly appreciate each and every one of you!
by Doug.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Absolute Access has everything you need for your ID card printing

We carry a full line of ID card printers and printer supplies.   Whether you are looking for an entry level card printer or a more robust card printer, we have a large variety of options to choose from.  Absolute Access is an approved reseller of Fargo, Magicard, Datacard and Zebra printers.  We also offer a full line of Nisca printers and supplies.
Our sales team will gladly assist you in determining which printer is best for your company or business.  We also carry a full line of ID card printer supplies for your existing card printers from printer ribbons to cleaning kits.
The staff at Absolute Access can help you in finding the right printer software to work with your card printer.
Please feel free to reach out to our sales department for any questions you may have in finding the right solution for your ID printing needs.  We are glad to help! Call us toll free at (855) 771-9697 or email us at at
by Doug

Monday, March 23, 2015

Add some bright, fun color to your wardrobe or uniform!

Goodbye winter, spring is finally here!  Our fun spring time colored neon lanyards are sure to add some brightness and fun to your day.  These lanyards are 5/8” wide and feature a swivel hook end attachment to hold your ID card or badge holder.  They also come with a smooth white break away safety clasp.  Choose from a variety of colors including neon blue, neon green, neon purple, neon yellow, neon orange and neon pink.
If you are looking to add some sparkle to your day, we also carry an assortment of bright rhinestone lanyards.  These lanyards are 3/8” wide and feature a lobster claw swivel hook end attachment.  These are available in non- break away only.  We are sure to have a color to compliment your photo ID.  Choose from clear, pink, blue, red, purple or black.
Absolute Access also carries their ever popular zig zag chevron lanyards.  These fashion lanyards feature both an NPS trigger hook and split ring end attachment.  Choose from black, blue, green or orange for these 5/8” lanyards.
Our staff is always willing to provide free samples on any of our ID badging products.  Please visit our website for photos and pricing on any of these products at or feel free to reach out to our sales team at (865) 771-9697.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Proximity Cards versus Smart Cards

A proximity card is a credential that is used for access control.  Most often a photo ID accompanies a proximity card although key fobs can also be used for this purpose.
Proximity cards are contactless credentials which use an internal antenna and operate on a 125kHz frequency.  When held to a reader, this frequency is read and interpreted and then subsequently grants the operator physical access to the door, gate or facility.
A smart card can be either contact or contactless.  Smart cards also contain an internal antenna but also include a chip which acts much like a microprocessor.  This chip has the ability to store additional information and perform added security functions as compared to the proximity card.  This microprocessor chip allows for storage of information pertaining to the user and can be used for banking, vending, bookstores, transportation, cafeteria use etc.  This chip also allows two factor authentication of the user such as biometrics for an added level of security protection.  Smart cards operate on a 13.56MHz frequency which permits them to communicate faster than the frequency of a standard proximity card.
Smart cards offer faster and more secure access with the additional memory features compared to proximity cards.  A majority of smart cards can operate on a standard Weigand reader used by proximity cards which alleviates the costs of having to replace your existing card readers.
Overall, smart cards offer added memory, faster speed and more security options than standard proximity cards all while being very cost competitive to the standard proximity card.
Due the recent security breaches experienced by many retailers, both Master Card and Visa have set an October 2015 deadline for all of their card holders to be issued the more secure smart cards as their credit cards.  Many other credit card companies and banking institutions are to follow in the very near future.
Absolute Access is a provider of both standard proximity and smart cards for our customers.  If you would like any additional information, please visit our website at or contact us at (865) 771-9697 for a specialized quote.
Posted by Cindy

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

We offer a complete line of proximity credentials from the industry's leading manufacturers

Absolute Access carries a complete line of proximity cards and access control credentials from the industry’s leading manufacturers.
HID is a well-known leader in the physical access control, logical access and secure government identification.  HID’s credentials range from standard proximity of 125 kHz to iClass, Corporate 1000, Crescendo and MIFARE.
XceedID by Allegion is also a leader in the security industry.  XceedID’s credentials consist of standard proximity, multi technology and smart cards.  XceedID’s proximity cards and credentials are also able to interface with many of the industry’s leading proximity readers and may be a cost effective solution for your company or business.
We also carry AWID’s line of proximity cards, key fobs and tags.  AWID is commonly used by many businesses and organizations across the USA.  AWID provides top level security by offering their standard low frequency proximity line, their high frequency smart card line and their ultra-high frequency line for graphics cards, clamshell cards and hang tags which allow readability up to 20 feet.
Farpointe has been a provider of ID cards and credentials and have set the benchmark for reliability.   Some of Farpointe’s pyramid series of cards and credentials are designed to work with select HID and AWID readers.  Farpointe offers a standard 125 kHz proximity technology, a 13.56 MHz smart card technology and a 433 MHz for long range technology.
Identiv credentials offer a broad range of physical access control as well as logical access.  The Identiv credentials consist of their low frequency, 125 kHz proximity line to their 13.56 smart cards.  Identiv’s low frequency proximity credentials are able to replicate many proprietary formats ranging from HID, AWID, DSX, Simplex, Keyscan, AMAG and Casi Rusco, while saving expense for the end user on these formats.  Identiv also just recently introduced their uTrust line of credentials and readers for the ultimate security in converged access.  Their uTrust credentials are designed for use with information security, desktop login, digital signatures, email security and remote access.
Absolute Access offers very competitive pricing on any of these leading manufacturers’ credentials and we are confident that we will be able to save our customers substantially on these products.  Please browse our website for additional information and pricing at or feel free to contact a member of our sales team at 865-771-9697 for a specialized quote today!
Posted by Doug