Windshield RFID Credentials

Windshield credentials are commonly used for resident vehicle access at a community entrance

A credential communicates through radio frequency as a vehicle approaches the gate, similar to toll tag (SunPass, TollTag, etc.) systems. When authorized, this will signal a gate to open. For consistent communication with the reader, please click here to view instructions on proper placement, or watch this video.

SPECIAL WINDSHIELD CONSIDERATIONS

Some vehicles may be equipped with a type of windshield containing a metal oxide. This can interfere with a credential’s signal. Only certain vehicle makes, models, and years may have a special windshield. For these vehicles, a specific location on the windshield may be recommended for placing a credential, or a different type of credential may be needed. Envera offers alternatives for the vehicles needing a different credential.

Please see below for a list of known vehicle types that may have a windshield with metal oxide or other feature that is known to interfere with a RFID signal. This list is subject to change, and the dealer where your vehicle was purchased should be contacted if there is uncertainty or questions about whether a vehicle has one of these windshields. If your vehicle make is listed below, please click here to visit a website and see if this applies to your model and year.

Vehicles that may have a windshield with metal oxide/other feature:
 
Vehicle types that may need an external credential:
  • Bentley
  • Buick
  • Chevrolet
  • Oldsmobile
  • Pontiac
  • Porsche
  • Tesla
  • Car hauler with overhead rack