Tyco Security Products unveils first access control solution enabling Apple Watch devices
WESTFORD, MA April 4, 2017 Tyco Security Products introduces EntraPass Go Pass support for Apple Watch®, the industry’s first Apple Watch® mobile credential that allows card holders to use the watch as a mobile access control credential, facilitating quick entry and exit through access points without an access card.
EntraPass Go Pass for the Apple Watch extends the power of the EntraPass go Pass mobile phone application to the iOS Apple Watch environment. Once the application is downloaded to the phone paired with the watch, the “Go PASS” icon will appear on the watch indicating to the user that the app is now ready to be used on their Apple Watch. A list of the end user’s favorite doors will appear once the app is opened and the user can simply tap on the appropriate door to gain entry. All user activities are recorded on the EntraPass server for the system administrator.
“EntraPass Go Pass support for the Apple Watch takes efficiency and user experience to a new level by making credential use as simple as possible,” said Rajeev Dubey, Senior Product Manager, Tyco Security Products. “Instead of searching through their bags for a smart phone, card holders can push a button on their watch when they enter or exit a restricted area, which only takes a few seconds. The result is greater efficiency, speed and ease of access.”
EntraPass Go Pass can help reduce the problem of lost cards and can be an ideal solution for visitors, temporary workers or high turnover populations where frequent card issuance can be an administrative burden. The app is available with traditional EntraPass Corporate or Global Editions, or as part of the Kantech hattrix hosted/managed security service.
Using EntraPass Go Pass with support for the Apple Watch®, cardholders download the EntraPass Go Pass app to a mobile phone and then accept a credential invitation from the system administrator. Once the invitation is accepted, end users can then gain access to doors simply by pressing the appropriate icon of the door in the app on the phone or on the paired Apple Watch.
The app communicates directly with the access control system’s server via Wi-Fi or cellular connection, allowing organizations to leverage their existing card reader infrastructure for added cost-savings, while also simplifying credential verification for card holders.
For more information, visit Kantech at www.kantech.com.
Kantech access control solutions from Tyco Security Products are now part of Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Kantech access control technologies are ready to use right out of the box, and provide solutions that are compact, and easy to use for smaller businesses while scaling to meet the needs of larger businesses. Kantech solutions can easily link to American Dynamics video systems and DSC alarm panels to provide an integrated, holistic security solution. To learn more about Kantech products, visit www.kantech.com.
About Tyco Security Products
Tyco Security Products is now part of Johnson Controls, a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. With its world-leading premium access control, video, location-based tracking and intrusion solutions, Tyco Security Products employs over 2,800 employees globally, including research and development, marketing, manufacturing, sales, service and logistics teams in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Our products, built by developers from all product disciplines, consistently allow customers to see more, do more, and save more across multiple industries and segments including healthcare, government, transportation, finance, retail, commercial and residential. Worldwide, Tyco Security Products helps protect 42% of Fortune 500 companies, transportation systems on five continents, 37% of the world’s top 100 retailers, over two million commercial enterprises, thousands of students in more than 900 educational facilities, and over five million private residences.