Digitalkeys NB-IoT Platform

Our NB-IoT platform is hosted at AWS - it enables us to run our cloud based smart access management software and digital keys app and to route to the global NB-IoT network. It can be hosted in your local country to meet data retention laws.



Our NB-IoT platform is hosted at AWS in your local country. With AWS we can take advantage of security features and process management tools to deliver the most efficient and most secure NB-IoT platform. We also connect to Ericsson's IoT accelerator device management platform (cloud connector) for routing and communications with NB-IoT networks globally (most cellular networks rely on Ericsson equipment)

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What our NB-IoT platform offers enterprises

NB-IoT Integrations/Protocols

Our platform works with NB-IoT protocols MQTT, UDP and CoAP (supported by Ericsson platform). Webservice code is Java11.

Learn more at GSMA website >

Communication layers

With a Telit 310g module (modem) in our smartlocks and in-built IoT SIM cards our platform enables communication through LTE-M, LTE, CAT-M, and 3G/4G networks

Learn more about Telit Module>

Security and coverage

Utilises mobile network security that’s built-in from the ground up, not just bolted on. That means we can operate a high-security IoT service, that ensures full confidentiality and privacy.

Learn more at GSMA website>


Hardware integrations

IoT SIM's and IMEI's are used as a way of uniquely identifying locks as a parameter with a hardware abstraction layer and flash storage

Learn more about our hardware>

What our NB-IoT platform means for access control


Smartphone unlocking

A simple, user-friendly, end-to-end smart access control system for use anywhere. 


Connected cloud system

Facilitates physical security/access management of in new ‘connected’ ways with big data analytics and automations


Less costs

No physical labour involved in key management and distribution (end-user self automated)


Easy installation anywhere

Our smartlocks are not restricted by onsite power and onsite network infrastructure.


Better than Wi-Fi/BLE rivals

A system more reliable, more affordable and more secure than rival Wi-Fi/BLE smart locks


Safety tracking

Meet Occupational Health and Safety requirements for employee tracking/ reporting 


Higher security with NB-IoT

NB IoT is the only licensed IoT communications technology globally, offering enhanced security


Many opening methods

Unlock with smartphone apps, software, time-sensitive PIN, NFC cards/tokens, (metal key overide)


Better customer experience

Stress free and easy access to the rented or managed property with digital keys

A NB-IoT platform for a complete end-to-end smart access solution


Control all your NB-IoT smartlocks

Platform routes unlock commands for your smartlocks/extracts data to global NB-IoT network


Manage with the Digital Keys Smartphone apps 

Runs app which is free to download from online stores so you are in full control anywhere.


Control with Cloud-based access Management Software 

Runs a single self-serve cloud based portal you can manage access to all of your smartlocks.


Integrate to your software, apps with API's and guides 

Runs API's so you can easily add all the features of the smart access software and digital keys apps to your own software/apps


2048 bit

RSA encryption

Developer API- to 3rd party apps/software/platform

Smartlocks include iSIM's + 30MB pre-paid data* & IoT Modules (NB-IoT, LTE-M, LTE, 2G/3G)**

Hosted at AWS for running backend, apps/software + routes to Global IoT Network via Ericsson platform integration

Digital Keys

NB-IoT Cloud Platform

Global IoT network/platform 

Exists on existing mobile networks - available on 160 Nationwide Mobile Networks in over 60 countries^

NB-IoT smartlocks

Digital Keys app

and Access Management Software

Local unlocking with NFC^^

2 Factor Authentication

256 Bit SSL 


Download apps for free from online stores to control access and unlocking for time-sensitive use 



3GPP Security




Mobile Network




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Connect your assets on a an enterprise grade service

  • Our platform on AWS utilizes an end-to-end approach to secure and harden infrastructure, including physical, operational, and software measures.

  • Using AWS tools, Auto Scaling, and Elastic Load Balancing, our application can scale up or down based on demand.

  • Backed by Amazon’s massive infrastructure, you have access to compute and storage resources when you need them.

  • With AWS, we can take advantage of a scalable, reliable, and secure global computing infrastructure, the virtual backbone of’s multi-billion dollar online business that has been honed for over a decade.

  • With AWS, we receive a virtual environment that lets you load the software and services in your local country to meet data retention laws and privacy.

Frequently asked questions about NB-IoT platform

Where is the NB-IoT platform hosted?

The platform is hosted at Amazon Web Services (global public cloud service provider). To see the physical locations of AWS servers/learn more about AWS visit

Can the Digital Keys NB-IoT platform be hosted at my own servers/my own private cloud server environment?

Yes. Please email us at to learn more. Minimum server hosting is Linux RHEL 7 OS, CPU 8 Core, 32GB RAM, 100-150GB storage, Platinum backup profile (managed) for every 1000 locks + backup (assuming 3500 daily users, 1000 concurrent users)

What communication protocols does your platform support?

Main protocols NB-IoT (part of 5G standards) and LTE-M NFC Mifare (for local opening with NFC keycards and NFC phones) LTE-M, CAT-M 2G/3G/4G fallback.
Micro iSIM (included) on participating local mobile network operators - see coverage map for more details Protocols: UDP. MQTT (TLS), TCP, LwM2M, CPAP with Ericsson IoT accelerator
Telit 310G1 WW Dual Mode LTE-M/NB-IoT Module Details; More info here 4G Bands; B1, B2, B3, B4, B5,B8, B8_US**, B12, B13, B18,B19, B20, B25, B26, B27, B28, B66, B71, B85 2G Bands; B2, B3, B5, B8 Output power; LTE: 23 dBm (Power Class 3) GSM/GPRS 33 dBm (Power Class 4) Approvals: FCC/IC, RED, GCF, PTCRB, ANATEL, RCM, JATE/TELEC, CCC, SRRC, NCC, KC, IMDA, AT&T, FirstNet, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile US, SKT, TELSTRA, NTT DOCOMO, KDDI, SOFTBANK, Deutsche Telekom, others.

Does the platform use a VPN/APN?

Yes this is provided by local mobile operators/Ericsson (which integrates to our platform) as a security feature.

What does the NB-IoT platform do?

It runs companion mobile digital keys apps (iOS, Android) and cloud-based access management software (supported by all browsers, e.g Google Chrome, IE, Safari, Firefox, etc). It also routes commands/extracts data via the global NB-IoT network which exists on 38 mobile operator networks.

Is support available?

Yes. We provide support for the use of the platform. Please see more info at our support pages here

What security is provided in the platform?

The platform utlises mobile network security and AWS security features. Learn more here about NB-IoT security click here. Learn more about AWS security click here