Secure access methods
In terms of access options, the Doorking intercom offers limited options that serve basic functions. Some models include access control readers with key card access, and visitors can gain access with a temporary 4 or 6-digit PIN. The remote unlock feature is available for some models. In Doorking intercom’s older models, the system can only support 12 to 27 built-in directories, and an unlock functionality is available for two gates or doors for the same models. The newer intercom systems can accommodate up to 3000 phone numbers and 8000 access tokens.
While generally secure, some access options present safety concerns. For example, the 4 to 6-digit temporary PIN for visitors can easily be shared with unauthorized users, increasing the risk of security breach. The access control reader available in some models can only support key cards, which can also be easily copied, lost, and shared with other users. The rest of the options, although quite secure, might run on outdated technologies. Some models can only activate the unlock feature using a touch-tone telephone, and for a very limited number of access points.
Openpath’s video intercom offers a variety of secure access options with the technologies that make access control seamless and convenient. The system allows users to grant access from a range of mobile devices through a mobile app, and the touchless Wave to Unlock opens doors with a swift movement of the hand or phone. The hands-free technology enables visitors to request access without entering personal information into a public device, or having to scroll through a huge directory to find who they are looking for. Plus, the remote unlock is a convenient feature that helps grant access from anywhere.
With Openpath, users are able to grant temporary entry access to visitors or service providers through email, text messages, or messaging apps. Temporary Guest Passes are entirely customizable and permit one or more entries within a limited time, accessible directly from a smartphone browser. High- and low-frequency key card and fob access is also available for users who prefer physical credentials, and the intercom reader is backward compatible with legacy access control systems.