COVID-19 Features

Openpath features to help safeguard during and beyond a COVID-19 pandemic

Hands-free unlock

The following methods can be used instead: 

  • Unlock the door directly from the app on your phone 

  • Unlock by simply waving your hand in front of the reader

  • Touch the reader with a covered body part such as an elbow or an inanimate object such as your phone

  • Integrate with an automatic door opener for COMPLETELY contactless entry

Reduce common touch points

Replace PIN pads and biometric scanners

Mobile two factor authentication maintains security while removing the need for contact with PIN pads, readers, and scanners.

Instant mobile credentialing

Instantly issue a secure mobile credential with the click of a button.

Guest pass

Send guests a text or email allowing them to temporarily unlock an entry.

Support social distancing and remote working

Notification of activity

Receive instant notification anytime a specific door is unlocked.

Programmatic suspension of users

Use Openpath’s API to suspend and revoke access from large volumes of users, as in the case of temporary furloughs.

Remote unlock

Permissioned users can remotely unlock an entry from anywhere.

VMS integrations

Openpath’s open platform allows countless integration opportunities with other tools, for a heightened security experience.

Shift working hours on the fly

Door schedule changes

Instantly access permission and door schedule changes.

First person in, last to leave

Set your doors to always be locked anytime the building is empty.  

Lockdown

Immediately lock, or unlock, any designated doors from a remote device.

Replace PIN pads and biometric scanners

Openpath mobile credentials offer a safer alternative to PIN pads and biometric scanners, which can hold onto and spread germs. Instead, make use of Openpath's two factor authentication, which requires users to enter a PIN code or use biometric authentication to unlock their phone before unlocking the door.

Instant mobile credentialing

No need to track down lost or stolen keycards or fobs, and it saves a ton of hassle of reissuing one that would need to be delivered or handed over to someone in person.

Guest pass

Permissioned users can send a Guest Access Link sent remotely by text or email which the recipient can use to enter without requiring the Openpath App. This feature allows a predetermined date and time for the Guest Access Link to be active and helpful for those situations where you might have a regularly scheduled meeting, delivery, maintenance, etc. Authorized end users can create and send Guest Access Links from their Openpath mobile app, and admins can also create them directly in the Control Center.

Notification of activity

Get notified immediately of various access events using Openpath’s built-in alerts; such as an unlock, a door ajar or forced open. Create custom hook actions to track activity of specific doors, and get notifications via email, Slack, or other messaging platforms. Openpath notifications offer extra peace of mind that your facility is secure when you aren’t there.

Programmatic suspension of users

You can use Openpath’s API to suspend large volumes of users at once.

Learn more

Remote unlock

Maintain the security of your building and the safety of your employees.  No need to be onsite or leave a hidden key when a door needs to be unlocked for a special circumstance: ex: office delivery or a temporary entrance for an employee. This discretionary feature can be made available to authorized users on a mobile device and/or in the Control Center.

VMS integrations

For example, our integration with Milestone video monitoring solution lets you associate access events with video footage, giving you real time video feeds in the event that there is a breach in security or something that requires further investigation that the system administrator can monitor remotely.

Door schedule changes

Now that regular work hours are interrupted and shifts are being spread out differently, all the old schedules and permissions need to change. With Openpath tools, administrators can manage multiple office locations centrally, delegate admin permission to local admins, and make real time changes to keep access available and facilities secure.

First person in, last to leave

Admins can configure entry schedules so that entries remain locked and secure until the first person arrives and performs an authorized unlock during the scheduled period. 

This is helpful should the office be empty during regular office hours for any reason. Similarly, authorized users on their Openpath App can use the last-to-leave feature to restore the entry to its secure setting if the office would be empty during a scheduled period.

Learn more

Lockdown

A Lockdown or Lock-open Plan can be immediately implemented whether you’re onsite or remote. You can activate the appropriate plan based on the potential scenario underway. The Plan can also be remotely reverted when it is no longer needed. These features are available for those authorized on a mobile device and/or in the Control Center.

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