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.
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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)
What our NB-IoT platform offers enterprises
Our platform works with NB-IoT protocols MQTT, UDP and CoAP (supported by Ericsson platform). Webservice code is Java11.
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
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.
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
What our NB-IoT platform means for access control
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
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
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
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
NB-IoT Cloud Platform
Global IoT network/platform
Exists on existing mobile networks - available on 160 Nationwide Mobile Networks in over 60 countries^
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
UDP, TCP, COAP
MQTT, LWM2M, FreeRTOS
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 Amazon.com’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 https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/global-infrastructure/
Can the Digital Keys NB-IoT platform be hosted at my own servers/my own private cloud server environment?
Yes. Please email us at email@example.com 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
Micro iSIM (included) on participating local mobile network operators - see coverage map for more details https://www.digitalkeys.io/nb-iot-network
Telit 310G1 WW Dual Mode LTE-M/NB-IoT Module Details;
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.