Lenel is using IFSEC 2017 to demonstrate how mobile technology can be utilised in security solutions via the OnGuard 7.3 version of its security platform. ‘We’re extending our mobile technology across the portfolio,’ stated James Wheeler, regional director, Lenel UK and ROI. ‘With the recently introduced BlueDiamond mobile credentials and readers for Lenel systems, we can provide customers mobile credentialing for enterprise-wide commercial applications.’
Integrated into the OnGuard 7.3 platform, the BlueDiamond mobile ecosystem is a complete cloud-based service with a smartphone app and Bluetooth readers. Credentials are activated by email and the smartphone 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.
Smartphones 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 enrol a new employee, take their photo and issue a mobile credential to their phone,– all from a tablet device.