Compared to so many other touchless security options for buildings, such as facial recognition and fingerprint security, Bluetooth is probably the most accessible of them all. A familiar technology paired with its ease of use has already shown it to be one of the most common forms of access control across industries. However, with all the challenges that COVID-19 has created to communities and businesses. They now have to reassess their access options. There are many signs that hint that Bluetooth readers are set to only increase in popularity as they position themselves as the most accessible touchless solution on the market.
Bluetooth Access Control as a Touchless Solution
Alongside ease of use though, COVID-19 has highlighted one other key advantage Bluetooth access control brings to security and building managers – the system is touchless by design.
With the focus on limiting the need for unnecessary contact, Bluetooth access control provides the perfect solution to limiting contact between staff without compromising on security. With mobile phones being the common authenticator of choice, users can ensure they only have to worry about their own form of access within the building.
An even greater advantage comes from the fact that Bluetooth access control is contactless. Depending on how many people need to access the entryway in question on a daily basis, there is a risk of contamination through its continued use. However, with Bluetooth Touchless access control system, the user does not have to physically touch the reader itself, subsequently the risk is greatly reduced.
Bluetooth enabled smartphones offer an effective from of contactless/frictionless access control. It also provides a remote method of deploying new cards/credentials.
Touch-free request to exit (RTE) buttons operate on infra-red technology allowing doors to be opened without touching. The use of Electronic Access Control has become now a key tool for businesses with smart and reliable strategies to help create a safer environment for staff and visitors.
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