2N launches WaveKey to revolutionise access control

2N has launched a new access technology, WaveKey, that sets a new benchmark in speed, reliability and security for mobile access control for UK offices and buildings. WaveKey’s singular ease of use gives building owners and users safer options for accessing and reconfiguring office or residential space as general COVID restrictions are lifted, but social distancing or testing requirements remain in place.

The new patented mobile access technology is capable of unlocking a door in just 0.3 seconds, which is twice as fast as a RFID card. Crucially, it also solves the security challenge around totally contactless ‘proximity’ modes, completely eliminating the risk of unwanted door opening as a user walks by. WaveKey thus resolves limitations that have sometimes been associated with earlier versions of Bluetooth access control technology.

The new technology is already simplifying building access, enhancing security and boosting workplace flexibility for over 100 employees at the largest dealership of Jaguar and Land Rover cars in the Czech Republic.

The technology will also play a vital role in protecting and reassuring individuals in the post-COVID-19 environment. Quickly and securely, the WaveKey technology can help manage contactless access to buildings, floor levels or specific areas, as well as the handling of deliveries. It is also straightforward to assign and revoke WaveKey credentials sent directly to a user’s smartphone remotely, a fast and convenient solution which has the added advantage of removing the need for person-to-person contact. In all of these ways, WaveKey meets the demand from property managers, architects and planners for innovative solutions to maintain social distancing and a hygienic office environment.

WaveKey’s reliability is the result of comprehensive testing carried out by 2N over 100 different mobile phone models, including both Android and iOS, as well as compatibility testing involving more than 15,000 door openings.

Michal Kratochvil, CEO of 2N Telekomunikace, explains: “WaveKey is a breakthrough for the building access market. It delivers frictionless entry more quickly, safely and reliably than ever before. Mobile credentials are already common across North America and EMEA as a result of the penetration of high-end smartphones and the focus on security innovation, and our new technology elevates mobile access to the next level, ensuring greater convenience – for both user and administrator.”

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