The most reliable mobile access control experience
Mobile credentials are the preferred building access method for most people, as it’s more convenient to use your smartphone than a badge or PIN code. Openpath’s patented Triple Unlock technology races Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and cellular data signals simultaneously. Whichever signal reaches the reader first unlocks the door. This a fast, reliable unlocking experience every time. Openpath readers alert against tampering, and are also equipped with fail safes and backup power to withstand power failures and Internet outages.
Brivo’s mobile access control uses a mobile app to unlock entries. Like other access control companies' door unlock process, the Brivo app requires users to have their phone out and app open in order to select which door to unlock. They also offer the option to purchase Bluetooth-enabled readers, which communicate with the Brivo MobilePass.
The Brivo system readers are compatible with backwards-compatible prox cards, but not all their readers will work with the mobile credentials or other access methods. Openpath’s Smart Readers offer a more versatile and convenient unlocking experience. The sleek, sophisticated readers support hands-free wave to unlock, mobile or watch app, tablet app, encrypted keycards, fobs, and Cloud Key access, all on one piece of hardware.
Touchless access control
Touchless technology has gone from a nice-to-have amenity to an essential business solution. COVID-19 accelerated the need for touchless experiences to replace everyday activities like signing into buildings, checking out at stores, and opening doors. Your mobile access control provider should allow you to create touchless entry and exit, too. Just because an access control platform is compatible with smartphone credentials, however, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s touchless.
Brivo access control reviews say that the system can be made touchless by using Siri for voice activation, or via their new Fluid Access product. The quick-fix to create touchless access via voice activation isn’t a great user experience—and it’s inherently not touchless. Users still need to have their phone out for the voice activation to work, which can slow things down and create bottlenecks. If the readers are in a loud area, such as outside a main entrance near a street with traffic, the voice activation feature may not function properly. Similarly, in a quiet office environment, such as in a medical facility, it’s disruptive to shout out “Hey Siri! Open this door!” While the Fluid Access method on the new ACS100 reader/controller hybrid allows users to leave their phone in their pocket, they’re still required to touch the reader to trigger an unlock and set up the feature.
Openpath uses unique Bluetooth technology and motion activation for a truly touchless entry experience. Users keep their phone in their pocket or bag, and simply wave their hand in front of the reader to unlock the door. No need to have your phone out or even open the app, and you don’t have to touch a thing. Plus, Openpath can integrate with door opener hardware for a 100% contactless entry solution, without sacrificing convenience or security.