No Network Connection, No Problem: Bluetooth Will Get Users in the Door
Paul Bodell, VIZpin CEO
There are many reasons why smartphone-based access systems make sense and property managers are moving away from traditional cards and fobs (we wrote about some of them in a previous post), and we’re admittedly not the only company that makes them. But, despite all the benefits inherent in using smartphones to provide access credentials, there is one major problem with most systems: Users are locked out when their Wifi or cell network is not working.
Take a look a look at traditional access control with smartphones – this is what a typical set up looks like:
Now take a look at the Entegrity Smart, powered by VIZpin setup:
See the difference?
Door/Gate Controllers, which are mounted on the safe side of the door, have built in long-range Bluetooth Readers. After a user has downloaded the VIZpin Smart app and our cloud-based system has generated a key unique to that smartphone, the key remains on the phone. From then on, the VIZpin Controller can authenticate the user and grant access with no need for a network at the door. And it’s all managed in the cloud using your phone as the network.
What does this mean for VIZpin users:
- Convenient and reliable access for users
- Eliminates the hassle and cost of internet connectivity for the property manager
- Access Control can be used at locations where networks are unavailable/unreliable