Idesco rings out the changes in mobile access

Oulu, Finland

Send mobile credentials to phone from your system

Door access using a mobile phone is constantly increasing. According to Idesco, mobile phones are excellent for carrying digital access rights – secure, convenient and available to everyone.

A mobile credential is transferred from phone to reader using the phone’s Bluetooth connection. The connection between the reader and phone is protected by a secure encryption – the same as those used for mobile payments. Mobile access by phone also enables using the phone’s own security locking, such as fingerprint ID, as a part of the verification process. This option is not available with traditional physical transponders without a separate, often expensive biometric reader.

Mobile access and Idesco ID mobile access solutions make access control and especially access credential management and their delivery to users much easier. So far, according to Idesco, previous mobile access solutions in the market have been merely cloud based services. System installers have had to implement a separate cloud service for mobile access credential management, parallel to their own access control system. They have had to register to this separate cloud service whenever they want to manage mobile access rights.

Idesco ID is a service for management of mobile access rights in an existing access control system where traditional, physical transponders are also managed. Indeed, it enables sending mobile credentials to users’ phones directly from their own system, without the need to register to parallel systems.

Mobile access with Idesco ID is an economical and environment friendly solution especially for temporary access rights. You don’t need to assign physical plastic cards or transponders for your customers if they need access rights only for a couple of days. If you manage and assign temporary access rights for management personnel, mobile access rights are very handy; you can send them remotely to their phones, saving time and resources.

Idesco ID provides different options to use the service. If an organisation is sending new mobile credentials to phones regularly, the continuous Idesco ID Enterprise service could be their best choice. Another option is to send mobile credentials to all phones in bulk, meaning that Idesco ID service is used only during this transfer.

A small organisation, sending mobile credentials only occasionally, could benefit most from Idesco ID Entry level solution. In this instance, the user first downloads the Idesco ID application which creates a mobile credential in their phone, then allows it to be read into the system by a separate Enrollment Station device, e.g. in reception.

Whatever mode of service you choose, you always manage access credentials in your own system, and Idesco ID will not become a part of your own system. Mobile app users don’t need to create accounts in the cloud or manage passwords. Only their phone number or additionally also an email address is needed from them, and that is only for sending the mobile credential. After sending, their phone number and email address are removed from the Idesco ID service.


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