6 Jan 2020

Webshop Spotlight: Bluetooth Low Energy Readers

Vanderbilt’s range of Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) readers is a secure and flexible identification solution bringing the access credential to Android and iOS smartphones. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is transforming the future of access control and removes the need for a physical card or tag. Simultaneous support of smartphones and a wide range of smart cards bridge the gap from traditional access credentials to cardless mobile access control and allows seamless integration into existing locations. 

Available communication interfaces

  • BLUE-A: Wiegand
  • BLUE-B: Wiegand (with keypad)
  • BLUE-D: OSDP (with keypad)

NEW! VCredential: the cloud-based credential management platform

VCredential is a cloud-based credential management platform that offers users the ability to create and manage Bluetooth credentials independent of the access control platform. It’s key benefit focuses on intuitive usability and the opportunity to benefit from the latest industry technology trends.

Now, through VCredential, all Vanderbilt systems, including ACTpro, OMNIS, ACT365, SPC, as well as multiple third-party partner systems, support BLE readers and accessories. 

From our Product Management Team

Vanderbilt’s Bluetooth readers reduce the total cost of ownership by extending the life of the existing ACT Enterprise system controller and hardware. This allows smooth migration to mobile credentials. As is emerging with smart technology, mobile credentials are time and cost-effective alternatives to managing physical credentials. Bluetooth removes the need for a physical credential and replaces it with a virtual credential for smartphone devices that provides customers with smooth user experience. The implementation of these Bluetooth readers into your security environment is easy to manage as creating, deploying, and the management of access rights can be carried out by the administrator directly in ACT Enterprise. As ever, data encryption is a key priority for Vanderbilt with 128bit AES encryption and randomization, the same grade of encryption used by banks and hospitals.
Nadine Frost, Product Manager, Vanderbilt.

From our Sales Team

As we have seen in recent years, smartphone technology is transforming the security landscape, and the latest addition to this ever-expanding scene are the Bluetooth Low Energy readers. These are remodeling access control as they remove the need for a physical card or tag and replace it with a secure Bluetooth credential that communicates with the reader to grant or deny access. This plays to ageless customer pain points like time and convenience, areas where Vanderbilt has consistently focused on when introducing new additions to our portfolio to put our customers first.
Troy Sullivan, Country Manager - Ireland, Vanderbilt.

From our Customers

The future is now! Bluetooth will become the most popular readers, as mobile credentials will take over the role of and keys in the future, just as it has done with many other things like the wallet, camera, computer, music player, TV and movies, and e-books, etc. Why hold on to unnecessary things?
Magnus Olofsson, ComDaTe AB (Sweden).

Product Details

  • Tamper switch: Hall effect switch
  • Housing Protection (EN61086): IP65 level – water-resistant with waterproof electronics
  • Housing Material: PC, ABS
  • Power consumption: 160mA (max.)
  • Power supply: 9VDC to 15VDC
  • Max. cable length: 150m
  • Dimensions: 115.5mm x 84.5mm x 20.5mm
  • Operating temperatures: - 30°C to + 70°C
  • Approval: Bluetooth SIG, CE, RoHS, REACH and FCC