Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies revealed its aptiQmobile web-based key management system which enables NFC-enabled smart phones to be used as a credential to gain physical access to buildings and a host of other ID card applications.
Using strong security to create an easy to use access management solution, aptiQmobile allows people to use their smart phones to enter buildings in the same way they present a badge ID. After downloading the aptiQmobile app to their handset, the user’s access control administrator uses aptiQmobile’s cloud service to send a secure mobile credential directly to the user’s device. Upon downloading the mobile credential, the user opens the app on their smartphone and simply taps their device on the reader as if it were an ID card.
The aptiQmobile solution has been piloted at Villanova University and the University of San Francisco, where users attached an NFC-enabled case to their iPhones to test the program. The latest version of aptiQmobile now allows students and employees to use Android phones, as well, eliminating the need for an NFC case.
Also testing the solution are the employees at Heartland Payment Systems’ corporate campus, who are using aptiQmobile on their phones for access control.
Introduced in April of 2013, the aptiQ Developer Network already boasts a roster of eight access control software companies that is providing a channel-friendly, customer-centric avenue for users to enter the NFC market, with aptiQmobile providers acting as the suppliers of this innovative mobile access control solution.