Employees at Netflix used Bluetooth low energy on different Samsung and Apple smart phones for physical access control. The company used HID Global’s Mobile Access solution along with the company’s “Twist and Go” gesture technology.
Netflix had previously tests am HID solution using near field communication but this test used just Bluetooth. Adding support for Bluetooth enables mobile access control to be used with many different types of smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices, without the need for accessories. Bluetooth also delivers a longer connection range, which, coupled with “Twist and Go” gesture technology, makes it possible to open doors and gates while driving or walking up to a mobile-enabled reader by simply rotating the device.
Powered by Seos, the HID Mobile Access solution worked with the existing Netflix access control system from AMAG, and HID’s mobile-enabled iCLASS SE readers, enabling participants to use Mobile IDs as well as their existing HID Prox keyfobs and MicroProx Tags.
RFI Enterprises Inc. was the systems integrator on the project.