I was using my friend’s key card to enter the parking garage at work. We share it as we carpool. I kept it today because I was the only person working.
The system works on this principle. The key card is credit card sized. You swipe in front of a reader and it lifts the arm. You don’t have to run the card through anything. You just have to get to within 6-12" of a pad to get the arm to go up.
Cut to tonight, I go to get my clothes out of the dryer and there is the card key sitting in the dryer with my clothes. The key didn’t look too much worse for wear. The key has my coworker’s picture on it and it faded a little, but other than it didn’t break or crack and the writing is still on it.
So did sending this through a wash and dry cycle hurt this thing? Will we still be able to use it come next Monday? Is there any way to test it without actually going to the garage?