Mobile key: Your phone as a tag

Imagine this; a locked door, a guest without keys and on top of that no internet connection… Let’s add another challenge and place you right in the center of a traffic jam! Sounds stressful, right? Well only if you don’t have a mobile key stored on your smartphone!

What is a mobile key? A mobile key is the virtual equivalent of a Tag; a tag being a physical device (contactless key fob) that works based on RFID. Remember how we always say tags replace that ring of keys? Now you also have your smartphone to replace that ring of keys. You might be thinking, that’s nice but I can already use my app on my smartphone to open doors. You are right, but this time you don’t even need internet connection!

Mobile Key

“With mobile key, you can use your smartphone as a tag/a key, opening the door without relying on internet connection; which makes mobile key as secure as using a physical tag.”

Needless to say, the smartphone is in the center of all our lives. With mobile key, you can use your smartphone as a tag/a key, opening the door without relying on internet connection; which makes mobile key as secure as using a physical tag.

A mobile key is stored on your mobile device, and when presented to a lock, it uses BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) to open the lock. Mobile keys can be managed the same way as physical access by access groups. You can grant designated access to visitors, employees, or even delivery services whenever it’s appropriate for them to enter. The convenience of being able to open doors via mobile key is undeniable.

Yet again, say goodbye to copying keys!

For more information, check out our mobile SDKs and start building a seamless door opening experience in your application.