A successful smart building implementation must have a focus on customer needs and wants. To make buildings smart, customer participation must be relied upon to achieve increased security, efficiency, utilization, cost/time savings, and satisfaction. Below are some exa...

Recently various efforts to track employee movements on and off worksites with GPS and mobile phones/apps have faced employee backlash due to privacy concerns, and it has exposed companies to legal actions due to grey areas in local laws. This type of tracking is parti...

Access control is defined simply as ‘the selective restriction of access to a place or other resource’. Smart access control is generally defined as a combination of ‘traditional access control’ (i.e. with keycards/software or metal keys), with ‘smart controls via...

From the image above, you can immediately see one of the key benefits NB IoT smart access has over other brands, and that is there is ‘no onsite network infrastructure’.

NB IoT smart locks are fitted with SIM cards which enable them to connect to the internet via the te...

1. NB IoT Smart Access provides the telco's existing large enterprise customers with significant benefits including; improved security; cost and time savings; meeting regulatory/compliance requirements (e.g PCI compliance); tracking employees in real time; and explorin...

January 3, 2019

Smart access has different definitions and implications depending on one’s perspective.

  • From a Regulatory Perspective, smart access mainly fosters meeting State and Federal Occupational Health and Safety requirements, especially regarding tracking employees arrivals...

1. NB IoT smart locks use a licensed secure communication technology built specifically for device to device communications/internet connections, unlike Wi-Fi/BLE and other wireless technologies which are not licenced, and which are built for human to human interaction...

It seems like startups are launching crowdfunding campaigns for new smart locks on a weekly basis. Each new smartlock startup is looking to ‘outsmart’ the previous one with some new feature or benefit.

Take for example an Indian startup called Smodo. Smodo just launched...

When smart locks first came onto the market a couple of years ago, they were targeted at homeowners, with benefits marketed such as;

  • Give a digital key to a cleaner which only works from 11am-1pm every Wednesday when you are not there and which is the only time the...

Last month the world's number 1 lock manufacturer Assa Abloy published a new report titled, 'The Wireless Access Control Report' full of very useful information, surveys and analysis about wireless access control. You can download the report herehttps://www.ifsecglobal...

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