Phone as a convenient access card

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Modern access control means convenience, for both security managers and building users. Today, when modern door readers detect an access card, they tell the system who is accessing, which door and record the time.

System integrator Visma Megaflex just introduced a powerful new convenience in their systems: the option to use mobile phones to enter. Mobile phones provide a sensible, convenient platform for securely storing digital access credentials because everyone keeps their phones with them. Additionally, mobile phone locks, whether fingerprints, keywords or security patterns, can strengthen security further.

Mobile phone access doesn’t just simplify building entry. It also greatly streamlines system management and enhances information security. How so? Mobile access IDs are also simpler to manage for temporary users like maintenance personnel. Once a visit ends, removing their ID from the system only takes a couple mouse clicks. With building maintenance work often performed outside office hours, it also becomes easier to pre-define and send such temporary mobile privileges in advance. “Our customers save time and resources, since they don’t have to handle and deliver physical tags on site, explains Visma’s Sales Director, Kari Kuittinen.

Visma Megaflex deploys Idesco’s 8 CD 2.0 MI readers in their system. These also read traditional MIFARE DESFire tags and cards, in addition to mobile IDs. Idesco designed its mobile IDs to integrate seamlessly into systems where physical tags are also managed. Administering these mobile IDs inside Megaflex’ system is the job of Idesco ID service. Idesco ID lets Megaflex customers manage their mobile IDs from within the Megaflex system. Best of all, since no user data is transferred or resides in external cloud services, user privacy is protected.

“We chose Idesco as supplier, because the priorities of solution quality and understanding the customer is embedded in everything they do.  It mirrors the same values we imbue our own work with every day, so cooperation is easy and feels natural with Idesco”, reflected Kari Kuittinen.

Visma Megaflex is strongly future-oriented in developing their access control solutions. “As a software house, we provide data-secured solutions intended for ongoing development. Integrating access control with other processes such as HR systems, is already an everyday business. In the future, we will focus even more on providing our customers the data they need to support their different business operations. In this area, we are committed to being an agile operator. Due to the rapid development of access control technologies and tools we foresee continued tight cooperation with both Idesco and our customers”, concluded Kari Kuittinen.

With more than 30 years of experience, RFID technology pioneer Idesco Oy makes RFID readers, mobile access solutions, transponders, controllers and touch screen devices for customers worldwide. Every day, our devices collect data and enhance security for a variety of access control, vehicle identification, logistics and inventory control systems.

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Media contact

Rebecca Morpeth Spayne,
Editor, Security Portfolio
Tel: +44 (0) 1622 823 922
Email: editor@securitybuyer.com

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