Josh Perry

ProdataKey Introduces “touch io” Bluetooth Reader for Use with Smartphones

Touch io brings new levels of convenience and security for the communication between smart phones and access control door readers, eliminating the need for cards or fobs. Unlike other systems, touch io does not require the user to unlock the phone, or to even remove it from pocket or purse, in order to gain access through a protected door. The individual’s identity is validated through communication directly between his or her credentialed device and the reader, via Bluetooth.

ProdataKey Releases Whitepaper, “Safely Invisible: The Powerful Security Of Cloud-Based Access Control”

ProdataKey (PDK) has released a whitepaper addressing the cybersecurity benefits of cloud-based access control solutions. The confluence of cyber and physical security is driving dealers and integrators, along with their customers, to question the best ways to address security vulnerabilities in the systems they install. Juniper Research estimates that by 2019, the annual cost of cyber-attacks will cost business over $2 trillion. The majority of access control solutions are now comprised of IP devices, each with the potential to provide bad actors with access to the data and operational systems on their connected networks.