Gallagher T-Series Readers

Gallagher’s T-Series Reader range provides contactless proximity card readers for access control management.

The T-Series range of smartcard and multi-technology readers, T10, T11, T12, T15 and T20, are designed to withstand both the rigours of daily use and adverse environmental conditions.

  • Potted and tested to high environmental tolerances.
  • Durable and robust design.
  • Extensive range of reader mounting and protection accessories.


Features across the range

  • High speed RS485 protocol, HBUS, offers a fast access decision response time.
  • Unparalleled reader security through IT grade authentication and encryption between the reader and controller with HBUS.
  • Heartbeat monitoring ensures reader status can be monitored in real time. An alarm is raised at the Command Centre workstation if the reader stops communicating with the field controller.
  • Support for multiple card technologies including: MIFARE DESFire EV1/EV2®, MIFARE Plus®, MIFARE Classic® and 125 kHz proximity. MIFARE DESFire EV1/EV2® format implements AES 128* bit data encryption to ensure robust data security. Support for Mobile Connect.
  • Custom site keys are supported when used with MIFARE Plus® and MIFARE DESFire EV1/EV2® cards.
  • MIFARE enhanced security options are available to counter card-cloning attempts.
  • Access card reading is protected by Cardax IV data format with only licensed individuals able to create cards for sites. Issue levels are also supported.
  • Gallaghers facility code management delivers unique facility code issues worldwide.
  • Encoding of issue level and region code in addition to facility code and card number, providing unique card data across global card databases.
  • Eight bit error detection protocol, ensuring that the reader correctly identifies the card being presented.
  • Unrivalled reader durability and water/dust protection.
  • Environmentally friendly – RoHS compliant and designed for minimal power consumption.
  • Backwards compatibility – the readers are compatible with Cardax IV enabled Gallagher Controller and GBUS URI hardware.

    Additional functionality

    T10, T11 and T12

    The Gallagher T10, T11 and T12 Readers are card only readers that offer unparalleled reader security through IT grade authentication and encryption between the reader and controller.

    • Contemporary design – classic black and white, with both mullion or flushbox mounting variants.
    • Configurable illumination and sound; where visual or audible indications may cause distraction.
    • Lifetime warranty.


    Our T15 reader has undergone comprehensive testing procedures to prove it is the best choice for outdoor use. Great for tough environments, the T15 brings a range of additional features.

    • Thermoset potting technology making it the undisputed first choice for outdoor applications
    • Slimline footprint allowing the use of multi-technology reader options in locations that have minimal mounting space

    T20 Terminal

    The T20 is designed to deliver outstanding performance as both a high traffic access control card + PIN terminal and system management gateway.

    • Contemporary and intuitive user interface, with a 3.5” colour LED screen and large backlit keys.
    • Clear display icons for key access control tasks.
    • Superior ingress and impact protection – IP66 environmental protection and IK08 for impact protection.
    • Card only and card + PIN access modes (including duress access support).
    • Dual cardholder authentication.
    • Terminal based access mode selection.
    • Door alarm zone arming/disarming.
    • Also available as an alarm management terminal only.
    • Additional capabilities with Gallagher HBUS reader protocol:
      • enforce cardholder compliance with entry regulations through competency message display
      • fully up-gradable software to keep your system up to date with latest technology developments
      • ability to perform automatic software updates in situ
      • multiple language support
      • integrated rear tamper.