About BLE : Bluetooth Low Energy
Bluetooth Low Energy or BLE is a Bluetooth technology designed to allow the lowest possible energy consumption.
BLE is mainly used by electronic device manufacturers, developers and engineers because it allows reliable and easy access.
How does Bluetooth Low Energy work in FDI virtual keys?
Provision of BLE technology by FDI
Thanks to its K-App application, FDI offers you the possibility to have virtual keys compatible with badge readers equipped with BLE technology. All the customer has to do is order virtual keys that will be credited directly to his partner portal.
The partner will thus have the possibility, through the access to its dedicated portal, to :
- Consult the credits already allocated
- View remaining credit balance
- Assign access by credit and by user (phone number)
- Choose the access levels and validity period per user (temporary visits or permanent access)
- Create client access via iPassan Manager
What are the advantages of Bluetooth Low Energy access?
The major advantage of Bluetooth Low Energy is to :
- Offer a unique and mobile access pass
- Allow local and remote access
Substitute a smartphone for the ID card
The use of Bluetooth Low Energy technology in access control systems makes it possible to replace the access card or badge with a cell phone. Specifically, a virtual key is assigned to the user through the dedicated K-App mobile application. Like any other identification card (key, badge…), the user’s smartphone allows access to secure areas.
This system can be set up for residential, collective or tertiary applications.
Enable local and long-range access
In addition, Bluetooth Low Energy technology can be used for proximity or remote access. It is therefore a single device solution that is more secure (without sharing credentials) and adaptable to multiple access solutions. The BLE allows a proximity access for the opening of doors or access to elevators or long range for the opening of the barrier of your parking for example.
Simplify the management of access cards
The management of mobile accesses via Bluetooth is carried out through a dedicated portal to which the virtual identification titles are directly credited. The dedicated server allows the management and allocation of access tickets in the dedicated K-App application.
Reduce the time it takes for access cards to be made available
Systems that include Bluetooth Low Energy technology can significantly reduce the time it takes to make access passes available to end users. Physical keys and badges must be shipped, delivered and handed over to end-users, whereas virtual credits are allocated in a dematerialized way. They are first transferred online to the customer’s account and then allocated to end users.
When can Bluetooth Low Energy technology be used?
Bluetooth Low Energy technology can be implemented for proximity or remote access control in residential, collective or tertiary applications. For example, the user’s smartphone, via Bluetooth Low Energy access, can access:
Which FDI products use BLE?
The latest range of iPassan FDI readers uses Bluetooth Low Energy technology.
All the readers of the iPassan range are certified by the IP65 and IK10 protection and resistance index. iPassan readers use the following reading technologies:
- Mifare® Classic
- Mifare® Plus
- Bluetooth Low Energy