ProdataKey announced that its new high-security Red Readers will soon feature mobile credential functionality, allowing them to communicate with smartphones via Bluetooth. The Red Readers can be ordered to additionally support high-frequency smartcards and low-frequency communication, offering users the widest possible choice of credentialing options for use with a single device. Red Readers support OSDP protocol as well as Weigand.
ProdataKey now allows for “custom fields” within the interface of its pdk.io software. Custom fields increase PDK’s solutions’ overall functionality by allowing administrators to include a wide range of pertinent data associated with each user. Address, location, floor, unit number, or any other field can be added to the pdk.io user database, providing more ways to identify employees and tenants accurately and categorize them into meaningful segments.
PDK has added Anti-Passback to the programmable features of its pdk io cloud access control platform. Anti-Passback requires individuals who have scanned through an entry reader to scan out through a corresponding exit reader before their credentials can be used to re-enter the premises. By requiring credentials to be used in an “in–out–in” sequence, cardholders cannot “pass back” their access card or credential-enabled mobile device to another person.
ProdataKey announced the release of a seamless integration with Rhombus Systems. In joining forces, the two companies –each known for their best-in-class cloud offerings– bring to market the industry’s easiest-to-implement, easiest-to-use, comprehensive access control and AI-assisted video management solution. The integration is free to PDK dealers and available immediately. The PDK/Rhombus integration allows users of a Pdk io access control system to easily associate readers with Rhombus cameras.
ProdataKey introduces “Present-to-Open,” a new touchless way for Pdk io users to interact with their system’s Touch io Bluetooth readers. With Present-to-Open, users hold their smartphone within proximity of the reader to initiate immediate authentication of their credentials, eliminating any delay in unlocking the door or need to touch the reader. The phone may remain locked as long as the Touch App and mobile credentials have been installed on the user’s device.
ProdataKey announced that the company has made it easier to connect third-party solutions with pdk io software through the use of webhooks. Webhooks are an enhancement to the pdk io API, allowing the software to send automated notifications to a receiving URL when specified events occur. They can be created for any number of access control events, such as opening a specific door, opening any door, the entry of a specific employee, or the addition or deactivation of a user.
ProdataKey has released a whitepaper that explores the differentiating features and distinct advantages of a Mobile-First access control platform. Built from the ground up with the needs of the mobile user foremost in mind, Mobile First platforms are designed with the mobile experience as the default method by which integrators, technicians, system administrators, managers, tenants, and employees engage with the system.
ProdataKey (PDK) announced a partnership with System Surveyor. A complete catalog of PDK’s mobile-first access control system components is now available for import into the System Surveyor platform, making it easier than ever to incorporate PDK’s solutions into site plans and design drawings that can be shared by integrators, subcontractors, vendors and customers. Using an iPad or Android-based tablet or browser-based device, users upload a floor plan or Google Earth snapshot into the System Surveyor platform.
ProdataKey announced the imminent release of a new integration between the company’s pdk io platform and VIP video door entry system. The integration will be available on March 18, 2020, coinciding with the first day of exhibits at ISC West event in Las Vegas. The pdk io/Comelit integration will be on display at ProdataKey’s booth 20125.
ProdataKey announced a partnership to offer three custom pedestal solutions designed for turnkey mounting of pdk io readers. The pedestals allows for reader placement in free-standing locations where wall-mounting is not possible, including lobbies, entryways, parking lots, office space and gated properties. As all pedestal dimensions and mounting holes align perfectly with pdk io devices, PDK dealers benefit from simplified installation and consistently clean, precise mounting.
ProdataKey will introduce two new door controllers at the upcoming ISC West 2020. Visitors at the event will be among the first to view the company’s new eight-door “eio” and the two-door “dio.” Each offer expanded benefits and functionality when used as part of a PDK io system. The 2-door dio unit includes a power monitoring feature that alerts dealers to any power-related issues. onboard ethernet, with auto-discovery powered by PDK io, simplifies installation and setup.
ProdataKey announced that its revolutionary “touch io” Bluetooth reader is now shipping. When installed as part of a pdk io access control system, the new readers allow users who have installed a mobile credential on their smartphone to enter a controlled door by simply touching their hand to the reader, making it the most convenient mobile solution on the market. There’s no need to unlock the smartphone, or even remove it from a pocket or purse. For employees preferring not to use mobile credentials, the readers are also compatible with traditional key cards and fobs.
ProdataKey announced the release of its Touch app for Apple and Android devices. The Touch app, which is available for free to all PDK customers, allows users to unlock entrances remotely with the push of a button on the mobile app. Only entryways matching the user’s permission level will be available to unlock. The Touch app is compatible with all pdk io systems and all doorways, regardless of the type of readers in place.
ProdataKey announces the imminent release of its integration with DW’s Spectrum IPVMS video management platform. The integrated solution will be on display at ISC East 2019, at the ProdataKey booth. The event coincides with the release of the integration to installing dealers who will now be able to offer their customers one of the most affordable, feature-rich unified video/access control platforms industry-wide, both in terms of initial expense and long-term, total-cost-of-ownership.
ProdataKey announced that the company has once again been named to the Utah 100, MountainWest Capital Network’s annual list of the fastest-growing companies in Utah. This marks the fourth consecutive year that ProdataKey has been designated with this elite status. Representatives of the company were recognized and received their award at the 25th annual Utah 100 Awards program held on October 30th at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
ProdataKey and OwnerGo has implemented a fully integrated, comprehensive solution for Freedom Heights and Lofts, a condominium community in Atlanta, GA. The integrated platform provides enhanced security and convenient controlled access to all tenants and workers who service the property while simultaneously providing the Homeowners Association board members and property managers with the tools they need to be responsive to residents.
ProdataKey is offering a powerful new integration between pdk io access control and the DW Spectrum IPVMS video management platform. This seamless, integrated solution allows DW Spectrum users to review all pdk io event data from within the IPVMS interface and enables more efficient and effective security monitoring through automated responses to access-related events. The result is a comprehensive security solution, accessible through a single interface.
ProdataKey announced that Corning High School, in Corning, Arkansas, has increased its security and greatly enhanced its lockdown capabilities by installing the pdk io wireless access control system. Pdk io is a wireless, cloud-based solution that provides advantages such as around-the-clock accessibility, remote management, superior backup and redundancy, automated updates, and strong cyber security. The installation was undertaken by Blue Sky Technologies of Jonesboro, Arkansas.
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 announced it was named to the 2018 Utah 100, MountainWest Capital Network (MWCN)’s annual list of the fastest-growing companies in Utah. ProdataKey ranked No. 40 out of 100 companies and was honored at the 24th annual Utah 100 Awards program, held at the Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City. 2018 marks the third consecutive year that ProdataKey has made the top 100 ranking. Recipients of the Utah 100 were chosen by the percentage of revenue increase of each company between 2013 and 2017.