Why choose NB IoT smart access?

NB IoT does away with Wi-Fi/Bluetooth and other insecure technologies

NB IoT Smart Access has better connectivity, less energy expenditure, greater reliability, greater security and greater affordability.

Compare access control technologies

Existing Access control is limited by onsite power, and onsite infrastructure

RFID Keycard Systems

Time-sensitive access control

Set up costs

Costs per lock

Onsite Infrastructure

Battery Life

Online Solution*

Security

Multiple locks use

Approx €6000

€500-€5000

Wiring, card encoder box, onsite PC/software, controller box, programmer device 

Wiring, card encoder box, onsite PC/software, controller box, programmer device 

Mains powered

Hacked; subject to man-in the middle attacks

Wi-Fi/Bluetooth systems

Approx €300

Wi-Fi systems (routers, modems, bridges) 

€300-€500

Router, modem, ISP, cables, bridge, boosters, phone line

6 -12 months

128 bit SSL encryption + congested, unstable, inscure network. Hacked

NB IoT Systems

€0

€250 - €450

nothing

1 and 1/2 years

2048 bit RSA encryption + 128 bit SSL encryption + DLTS + VPN + licenced network

*Online solution includes smartphone digital keys app unlocking, self check-in, big data analytics, remote unlock, live audit, battery notifications, 24/7 virtual hotel desk, cancel digital keys anytime

Compare us to Bluetooth locks 

Our NB IoT smart locks connect to the internet with NB IoT (not Wi-Fi), making it the most secure, cost-effective, reliable, and interoperable wireless access control system - compare;

Smart locks 

Unlicensed insecure technology hacked

 

Not connected to the internet*

Cannot give history and notifications*

Cannot schedule time-sensitive digital keys for guests or end-users*

Cant send digital keys to end-users. Can only share digital keys physically from mobile to mobile

No log in to an account/platform

Cannot connect to other smart devices or software without supporting Wi-Fi. 

Smart lock battery life 3-6 months

No big data analytics 

Requires onsite connection infrastructure when connects to internet with Wi-Fi (i.e bridge, modem) 

High Latency - must pair Bluetooth 

No remote lock - only from within 100m Bluetooth range 

Doesn't work with keycards - only Bluetooth 

Doesn't play well with existing keycard systems - you need to use existing cards and smartphones.

Smart locks 

Licensed secure technology

 

Connected to the internet with NB IoT

Live history and notifications to apps and platform

Schedule time sensitive digital keys in our platform, apps, and interfacing booking engines (with our API's)

Send digital keys to end-users from anywhere, anytime via email, and via app notifications

Log in to account/platform for multiple lock management 

Easily connects to other smart devices and software with our API

Smart lock battery life 1.5 - 2 years standard AA batteries. 

Big Data analytics

Requires no network infrastructure. Lock contains NB IoT module and SIM card to connect to internet and others.

Low Latency 1-3 seconds over NB IoT network

Remote unlock from anywhere - by hitting one unlock button in our management software. 

Works with keycards- NFC included.

Plays well with existing keycard systems- stick a NFC sticker on existing keycards for one key.

*Some Bluetooth smart locks connect to the internet with Wi-Fi to offer connected lock features. When adding Wi-Fi to Bluetooth smart locks it can be insecure, expensive, unreliable, and require onsite infrastructure.

RF KEYCARD

Traditional Access Control

such as in offices/hotels

Internet disconnected system

Lots of onsite infrastructure

Card unlocking only

From USD$500-$5000 per door cost*

Audit trail physically retrieved from lock

Physically share keys

Onsite staff or onsite kiosk operated

Smart device un-interoperable

Physically present unlocking

Wired - difficult and expensive to install

Onsite power required

NB IoT Smart Access Control

for any buildings 

Internet connected system

No onsite infrastructure

Card (NFC), PIN and smart phone unlocking 

From USD $250-$350 per door cost*

Live audit trail to cloud/smartphones

Share keys remotely with smartphones/software

Staff or end-user operated online remotely

Smart device interoperable

Remote unlocking from anywhere

Wireless - easy to install 

 Battery powered - 1.5 - 2 years standard AA

*Prices vary depending on volume and exchange rates

Brand comparison

Discover the differences between NB IoT Smart Access and other brands of access control

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Mortise lock

NB IoT/NFC

Commercial market

Reader + supporting hardware

Wi-Fi/BLE, NFC, cabling

Commercial market

Deadbolt attachment + Wi-Fi bridge

Wi-Fi/BLE

Consumer/home market

Latch lock + Wi-Fi  bridge 

Wi-Fi/BLE

Consumer/home market

many lock types + supporting hardware

RFID, cabling

Commercial market

Local distributor installs

Customizable software for user needs

Telco support, local distributor support

Integrator installs

Customizable software for user needs

USA Start-up support

Do-it-yourself installation

Basic in-app management functions

USA start-up/traditional lock manufacturer support

Do-it-yourself installation

 

Basic in-app management functions

Traditional Lock Manufacturer support

Do-it-yourself installation

Fixed Chinese software, no apps

No support

Unlimited users phone, cards, unlimited sites 

Live audit notifications, remote unlock/cancel key

Best for high traffic use, can be used anywhere

Unlimited users phones, cards, separate system

Live audit notifications, remote unlock/cancel key

High traffic use, sites require onsite power

Friends and family with phones only, no cards

Live audit notifications, remote unlock/cancel key

Sites require onsite power, residential use 

Friends and family with phones only, no cards

Live audit notifications, remote unlock/cancel key

Sites require onsite power, residential use 

Card users only, no phones

No live audit notifications no remote/unlock/cancel

Sites require onsite power, office/hotel use 

Also requires hardware below

Also requires hardware below 

Also requires hardware below 

Also requires hardware below 

Also requires hardware below 

Nano SIM card

Controller Box

Wi-Fi Bridge

Wi-Fi Bridge

Encoder box

Batteries for lock

Cabling

Internet Infrastructure

Onsite Power

Batteries for lock

Internet Infrastructure

Power for internet + bridge

Batteries for lock

Internet Infrastructure

Power for internet + bridge

Batteries for lock

programming cards

Programmer 

AND/OR

Cabling

Onsite Power

Controller Box

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