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Touchless access control and automatic door opening systems

The health and safety of all employees, staff, and visitors is a top concern for any organization when it comes to reopening a workplace or communal building. Door access methods, such as keypads or biometric readers, and door handles are some of the most commonly touched surfaces in any building. When it comes to returning to work safely, eliminating the need to make contact with those common touch points upon entry creates a more hygienic environment for everyone.

How Openpath's touchless door entry system works

Our touchless access control and automatic door opening system can accommodate any size organization with convenient mobile credentials and hands-free unlock configurations. 

  • With the our unique Wave to Unlock feature, users don’t even need to take out their phone or open the app to unlock the door

  • The fastest, most secure entry experience with patented Triple Unlock technology and 99.9% reliability

  • Automatic entry detection makes it easy to unlock the right door

  • Instantly issue and revoke access from any device 

  • Remote unlock lets users open the door from anywhere

  • Digital Guest Pass eliminates shared key cards

  • Easy to install, and integrates with your existing security system

Unlock by waving your hand in front of the reader

This method offers you 100% touch-free access control. Depending on the configuration, the Openpath reader’s capacitive technology can sense hand gestures up to a few inches away. A user waving a hand in front of the reader triggers authentication and authorization requests with a user’s smartphone via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE), even if the phone is in a pocket or purse. With fast, reliable access, this touchless door activation method keeps people moving through your facility without creating crowding around lobbies or entryways.

Unlock the door directly from the app on your phone

While many access control systems require users to touch a common reader, keypad or biometric scanner, Openpath users can unlock a door using the Openpath app. The user simply opens the app on their smartphone when in proximity to the Openpath reader, and taps a button to trigger the unlock. The Openpath app uses triple unlock technology, sending the unlock request simultaneously via BLE, Wi-Fi, and cellular data, so it works even if the Internet is down. This method helps add an extra layer of security by leveraging biometric and multi-factor authentication built-in to the user’s smartphone.

Touchless automatic door entry integrations

ADA automatic door opener systems can help reduce liability in your facility, but it’s unrealistic for most companies to replace all the doors in their facilities, considering the disruption to business and cost of upgrading to ADA automatic doors. However, Openpath integrates with several systems that help you to easily install hands-free automatic door opener hardware on an existing electrified door to eliminate that added touch point and promote a touchless, ADA compliant workplace. 

How an automatic door entry system works

Openpath hardware works with a variety of ADA automatic door openers, including Allegion’s automatic operators to create a touchless entry kit that’s 100% hands-free. Simply install the hardware on a door with Openpath readers, and connect the automatic door opener to a relay on the Openpath Smart Hub ACU to respond when the door is unlocked.

An Openpath single door access control system can accommodate up to two entries, making it easy for organizations to add touchless access control with fast, low-cost installation. The user simply needs to trigger an unlock using one of our hands-free entry methods (wave-to-unlock or in-app unlock), and the touchless door activation hardware will open the door—no touching necessary.

Smart, touchless security

Contactless access control has quickly become a need-to-have for every office, residential community, and commercial space. In fact, secure touchless door access is now an amenity tenants seek out in commercial buildings. Not only does a touchless entry experience provide peace of mind for everyone, it’s also more convenient to use, and easier for administrative teams to manage. Openpath access control is also more secure, incorporating features such as biometric and two-factor authentication. Plus, hands-free access powered by mobile and cloud technology is more scalable, and interoperable with other building systems. When it comes to shaping the smart buildings of tomorrow, touchless entry and automated door systems play a key role in creating future-proof spaces that are safe, secure, and adaptable.

NYC's first hands-free building

"At KPG Funds, we put health and wellness at the forefront of everything we do, so we are spending money on what tenants really want in a post-COVID world."

- Greg Kraut, Co-Founder and CEO KPG Funds

Real estate investment firm KPG Funds chose to use Openpath’s mobile access control system throughout its newest commercial real estate project in New York City. The frictionless boutique office building, L'Atelier at 446 Broadway, implements Openpath’s touchless readers at the front door of each office, and floor-by-floor for the elevator and stair tower access.

Touchless access control implementation guide

Reducing common touch points is suggested by health authorities as a way to promote a healthier space and prevent illness transmission, but this often presents added challenges for organizations. Door handles, light switches, and elevator buttons are all high-touch surfaces that can be difficult to maintain throughout a busy day.

At Openpath, we are innovating new ways to allow hands-free, touchless entry and exit within any size organization to help you meet state and local regulations so you can reopen with confidence.

Future-proof your security with touchless access control

As organizations begin to implement new processes and guidelines to create a safer environment, it’s important to have flexible technology solutions that allow quick, low-cost deployment to minimize business interruptions. In addition to hands-free entry and exit, consider systems that offer seamless integrations with elevators, turnstiles, and parking garages to further reduce touch points throughout the building. Openpath’s cloud-based access control system gives administrators remote management capabilities that streamline processes with access to real-time data, ensuring your facilities are secure even when you aren’t there.

Upgrading to touchless access control systems and considering automatic door opening systems is one step you can take to reduce illness transmission in any building. Openpath has many different tools available to integrate with employee health screenings, bolster security, automate on-site temperature checks, and touchless security methods to help you protect what matters most.

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