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Proximity Card Reader

Velleman MK179: Proximity Card Reader Kit

Velleman MK179

The Velleman MK179 Proximity Card Reader Electronic Kit

When arming and disarming your home alarm, have you ever been afraid that someone may be looking over your shoulder and getting your code? With the MK179 Proximity Card Reader this would no longer be a concern. Just wave the access card in front of the coil and you’re done, no codes to remember (or be stolen for later use). In low security setting you can store as many cards as you want. In the high security 64-bit code, you are limited to 25 cards. Easy addition and removal of cards. After you build this kit, you are ready to go as in comes with two cards. The relay output max (24Volts / 3Amps) can be configured for output activation from 0.5 seconds to 4 minutes or toggle (On/Off).


For even higher security, the coil can be moved up to five meters from the board. A home alarm is just one example of its use, you can also use it to arm and disarm alarms systems for your office, car, prevent unauthorized use of equipment , machinery open doors, fences and gates. The MK179 requires a power supply 12 volts at 100mA and is 2.6” x 2.4” x 0.8”.



  • EM4100 compatible
  • Relay output: max. 3A/24V
  • Power supply: 12VDC/100mA
  • Dimensions: 66x62x20mm / 2.6x2.4x0.8"


Additional Information

Difficulty Level 2


Assembly manual

Manual explaining the mini-kit\'s possibilities and how to use the mini-kit

Info Sheets

Overview of Velleman modules that are equal to D.I.Y Kits
This sheet is useful when you want to know which modules you could find in the do-it-yourself range of Velleman Kits and minikits.

 Warning: this product can expose you to chemicals which are known to the State of California to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to: www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product