Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Technology from Vanderbilt 

Following the introduction of the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) reader family in conjunction with ACT Enterprise last October, Vanderbilt has increased its contactless portfolio with the launch of the new VCredential cloud-based 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.

As a fast follower of this technology, Vanderbilt has introduced:

  1. A range of BLE readers
  2. A contactless door release button in the same look & feel as the Bluetooth readers
  3. Mobile credentials available through a convenient perpetual licence with no hidden costs as the price per credential is paid up-front and does not reoccur on a monthly or yearly basis thereinafter
  4. FREE end-user app for Android™ and iOS™

Thanks to VCredential, our Bluetooth readers and accessories now work with ACTpro,OMNIS, ACT365, SPC, as well as multiple third-party partner systems.

Bluetooth Card Readers

What are we offering?

  • BLE hardware with Vanderbilt software
  • Vanderbilt mobile credentials 
  • Wiegand & RS485 interface options
  • Compatible with MIFARE Classic & MIFARE DESFire EV1, EV2
  • Compatible systems: ACT Enterprise, OMNIS, ACT365, SPC, as well as multiple third-party partner systems.

Why choose Bluetooth readers?

  • Smooth Migration: Reduce the total cost of ownership by extending the life of existing system controller and hardware, while allowing a smooth migration to mobile credentials.
  • Save Time & Money: Mobile credentials are time and cost-effective alternatives to managing physical credentials.
  • Easy Management: Creating and deploying of Bluetooth Credentials can be carried out by the administrator directly in VCredential, the cloud-based credential management platform, for easy management.
  • Customer Convenience: Bluetooth removes the need for a physical credential and replaces it with a virtual credential for smartphone devices that provides customers with a smooth user experience.
  • Secure: Data encryption with 128bit AES encryption and randomization. This encryption is the same grade used by banks and hospitals.
  • Future-proof investment: The Bluetooth readers also act as a traditional card reader. This means users can continue using MIFARE cards and slowly migrate to the Bluetooth virtual credentials at their own pace.
  • The total cost of ownership: In comparison to other brands in this area, Vanderbilt is offering a one-off license purchase as opposed to a subscription-based model that would include annual charges per virtual credential. Instead, our approach means you will have no hidden or extra costs and make big savings in the long-term.
VCredential logo Vanderbilt

What you need to know

A Bluetooth reader and the VCredential software are used to add and distribute virtual credentials, much in the same way as a traditional physical card or tag is allocated to an employee or visitor.

How it works?

  1. The end-user downloads the Vanderbilt Bluetooth app, and registers for a credential with the system administrator (i.e., receptionist, facilities manager, etc.) Authorization can be granted both offline and online.
  2. The system administrator reviews and processes the request. This, in turn, sends the end-user a QR code that they save to their smartphone and link to their app to generate their credential.
  3. The end-user then uses the credential (via the app) when approaching doors with Vanderbilt BLE readers to gain access.
  4. Unique user experience with 4 identification modes for easy management: 
    Show to Go, Shake to Go, Manual Button, Hands free
  5. IP65 water-resistant with waterproof electronics.
  6. Easy to install and use with the VCredential cloud-based platform.