All-in-one access control hardware
Openpath’s Smart Readers, for example, can do much more than authorizing entry via card credential, mobile app, or Wave to Unlock entry: The Openpath Pro Series Video Readers use video functionality and intercom capabilities for additional flexibility and security all in one device. Openpath’s Video Reader Pro features a built-in, adjustable 5MP camera for robust video monitoring and visual verification in addition to the fully encrypted Smart Reader. The Openpath Video Intercom Reader Pro takes it a step further, combining the high-resolution camera and touchless reader with a smart door intercom for added access control flexibility. From guiding guests through an intelligent voice interface to initiating two-way calls between users, the intercom feature adds another layer of customization and security in a single piece of hardware.
Openpath’s intuitive line of Smart Readers also includes the Embedded USB Smart Reader, which allows for a configurable reader solution for your organization. This reader can be used as a USB printer reader, desktop enrollment reader, and embedded module in this single device, supporting a variety of key cards and fobs, touchless entry, and mobile unlock access. Like other Openpath Smart Readers, the Embedded USB reader is designed to withstand power and internet outages and is easy to install. This reader is especially unique as it can be installed on a single gang box, embedded into an elevator or a wall, inside turnstiles and desks, and so much more.
Legacy hardware is often bulky, and lacking in design that takes away from the overall aesthetic of your space. Unlike the boring gray bricks you’re probably used to, Openpath award-winning readers are sleek and sophisticated.
Access credential possibilities
Mobile access is becoming an increasingly desirable feature for organizations to provide an alternative entry option—it can be a more secure, convenient, and cost-effective solution for businesses. However, some businesses may still want to use keycards, fobs, or other access methods throughout their property. Genea offers access via their mobile app or Apple Watch. The platform also works with some keycards and fobs but does not support all smart card types. Depending on the readers you select to run your Genea software, your keycards and fob choices may be limited. And, depending on your hardware selections, admins may have to manage other credentials in a separate system from the Genea platform.
Openpath’s frictionless, encrypted mobile app creates one unified credential, generating a custom digital badge for each user for heightened security. Authorized users can remotely unlock doors, active lockdown plans, or give guests access to the building. You can gain access to the app through an iOS or Android smartphone, tablet, Apple Watch, encrypted keycards and fobs, and Cloud Key credentials. Touchless access is also a top feature for the best door access control systems —and is a feature tenants want for convenience and ease of use. Openpath features a unique Wave to Unlock capability, which automatically recognizes a verified user’s phone is in proximity to the reader without opening the app or unlocking the smartphone.
As for key fob and key card options, Openpath’s DESFire EV3 128-bit AES cryptographic cards and key fobs are exceptionally secure entry solutions as they’re digitally signed identifiers, making it very difficult to copy cards. They’re also backward compatible, connecting easily with legacy RFID systems as well as Openpath’s state-of-the-art software and hardware.