Lenel showcasing mobile credentials and readers at IFSEC International 2017

Lenel will be showcasing a number of innovative mobile security and safety solutions at IFSEC International 2017. Visitors to Stand G1300 will learn how mobile devices are making access to hotels, office buildings and homes more convenient and user-friendly.

“We’re extending our mobile technology across the portfolio,” said James Wheeler, regional director for Lenel UK. “With the recently introduced BlueDiamond mobile credentials and readers for Lenel systems, we can provide customers with mobile credentialing for enterprise-wide commercial applications.”

Integrated into the OnGuard 7.3 platform, the new BlueDiamond mobile ecosystem is a complete cloud-based service with a smart phone app and Bluetooth readers. Credentials are activated by e-mail. The smart phone app detects the readers when nearby, while the access control system authorises or denies entry based on current access rights. An add-on version of the reader can provide Bluetooth capability to most existing readers.

Smart phones reduce the need for employee access cards, diminishing the cost and security concerns that go along with plastic badges. They also provide an added layer of identification when device PIN codes or biometric verification are enabled.

Rather than use a dedicated badging station equipped with a computer, camera and card printer, the new OnGuard credentials module allows administrators to ‘on-board’ a new employee, take their photograph and issue a mobile credential to their phone all from a tablet while being out of their office.

“Our mobile technology is expanding the ways in which professionals interact with and protect their smart buildings,” added Wheeler.

*Lenel’s products in the UK are offered through UTC Fire & Security UK

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