ProdataKey announces several updates to its Touch Bluetooth reader and mobile app.
Unlike other mobile access control solutions, which require users to unlock and present their phone in place of a fob, ProdataKey’s Touch reader automatically senses encrypted credentials on locked phones carried by users, even when deep inside pockets, bags and purses.
The reader’s new “touch-free” feature, designed to support COVID-19 best-practices for workplace safety, allows credentialed users to simply wave their hand within 2-3 inches of the reader in order to indicate an intent to enter, requiring no contact with phone nor reader.
ProdataKey’s Touch app, a separate component of the pdk io mobile-first solution, allows users to unlock entrances remotely with the push of a button within the app interface.
The app now features new multisite support to allow individuals to access more than one pdk io system from within the same app.
For example, a person whose apartment complex and workplace are both secured with a pdk io system can control and open doors at both locations from a single log-in within the app.
Or, if they have more than one job, they can access multiple work locations, with each site’s administrator retaining control over respective permissions for specific doors and times, according to the company.
Another new feature, “Favorites,” allows users to identify doors most frequented so that they can be accessed quickly from the first screen within the app.
“PDK has long espoused the benefits of a mobile-first approach to access control because it’s clearly what customers want; they prefer to use their phones for everything they can,” says ProdataKey President and COO Jeff Perri.
“However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made mobile-first even more relevant, both for its support of remote, decentralized system management and the touch-free benefits it offers to workers or tenants. Plus, our integration with many complementary security solutions from industry partners further expands the ways that security can be managed from the palm of your hand.”
Live demonstrations of ProdataKey’s products, including the touch reader and app, can be scheduled by visiting prodatakey.com/demo.
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