10 Jun 2020

Part II: Helping Get People Back to Work

As we start actively planning to open our places of work safely, Vanderbilt is providing our customers with smart and reliable strategies to help create a safer environment for staff and visitors.

We have explored best practices for protecting employees and visitors when they come to a building.

Below we outline a scenario of how our products can be used to minimize contact with touchless access control devices.

Example Scenario:

  • Contactless Credentials: There a several options of credentials to provide user access. Some of these, such as fingerprint readers and pin code readers, still require surface contact. We have many credentials that can provide access using contactless technologies.
  • Bluetooth enabled smartphones offer an effective form of contactless/frictionless access control. It also provides a remote method of deploying new cards/credentials with no physical unit.
  • Touch-free request to exit (RTE) buttons have traditionally functioned from physical contact with a button. While this provides effective door release functionality, these buttons can be very high contact points. Touch-free push to exit buttons operate on infra-red technology allowing doors to be opened without touching.
  • Touch-free biometric devices such as facial recognition readers and palm readers mean that no physical interaction is needed with the reading device.
  • QR code readers give a low cost (low secure) way of easily emailing credentials which people can display on their phone to gain access.

Key Takeaway:

Using secure Bluetooth readers and credentials means that people don’t need to get close to the reader at all to gain access. In fact, they can shake their phone from 10 meters away to gain access. And they have their credential securely sent to them without having to visit the ID administration center.

This article is part of our initiative of "Helping Customers Get Back To Work". Read the other articles in this series, where we explore best practices for protecting employees and visitors when they come to a building:

Part 1: Scenario of how our products can be used for area counting and pre-booking systems for occupancy management when social distancing

Part 3: Scenario of how our products can be used for contact traceability reporting

Part 4: How our products can be used for remote security management