Farpointe Data, the access control industry’s OEM for RFID credentials and readers, today announced that its Conekt mobile smart phone access control identification solution now integrates advantages that Apple iOS 12 delivers, such as 3-D touch, Widget and Auto-Unlock, into the Conekt Wallet App, version 1.1.0. All new improvements create increased user convenience.
“These improved Wallet App features let access control system manufacturers, integrators and dealers provide their customers with the simplest to use mobile access credentials in the market,” explains Scott Lindley, general manager of Farpointe Data. “Our Conekt solution provides the easiest way to distribute mobile credentials with features that include allowing the user to register only once and requires only the handset’s phone number. We need no portal accounts or activation features. By removing these and additional information disclosures, we’ve also addressed privacy concerns that have been slowing adoption of this technology.”
For instance, the newly improved Widget lets the user make up to three mobile access control credentials as widgets. This saves time by allowing quicker access to credentials supporting divergent building systems such as payroll, parking and cafeteria systems, directly from the smartphone’s home screen.
With 3-D Touch, a new pressure-sensitive feature, the user simply pushes on the Wallet App to select from up to three of the most commonly used mobile credentials. Each user can choose their own combination. For example, a delivery driver may gain entrance to the van parking area while the vice president gets access to the boardroom.
Lastly, Auto-Unlock lets a user select a MAC as their favorite. Once designated, a little star appears in the upper right corner of the mobile access credential. As the favorite, it is transmitted immediately whenever the Wallet App is selected.
All new Wallet App features are available immediately and will continue to operate securely behind the smart phone’s PIN code and biometric defenses.