When installed as part of a pdk io access control system, the new “touch io” Bluetooth reader from ProdataKey allows users who have installed a mobile credential on their smart phone to enter a controlled door by simply touching their hand to the reader. There’s no need to unlock the smartphone, or even remove it from a pocket or purse. For employees preferring not to use mobile credentials, the readers are also compatible with traditional key cards and fobs. The touch reader differentiates between the use of an electronic credential and encrypted Bluetooth authentication, providing a record of presented credential type to the pdk io system’s events log. This capability allows administrators to limit use of mobile credentials to certain times of day, and can assist in actively identifying misuse or sharing of cards or fobs between employees.
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