Lenel, one of the sources of advanced security systems in the UK and Ireland, will be showcasing a number of innovative mobile security and safety solutions at the IFSEC International security exhibition in London, June 20-22. Visitors to stand G1300 will learn how mobile devices are making access to hotels, office buildings and homes more convenient and user-friendly. Lenel products in the UK are offered through UTC Fire & Security UK, a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp.
“We’re extending our mobile technology across the portfolio,” said James Wheeler, regional director, Lenel UK & 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 new 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 onboard a new employee, take their photo, and issue a mobile credential to their phone – all from a tablet while being out of their office.
“Our mobile technology is expanding the way professionals interact with and protect their smart buildings,” added Wheeler.