Introducing BLE Touchless Entry & Tailgate Detection
To further increase security to buildings, we're pleased to announce tailgate detection on Command and an exciting new update to the Verkada Pass app that enables touchless entry via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). The newly designed Verkada Pass app enables users to leverage their smartphones for cardless or touchless entry.
Bluetooth Unlock with Verkada Pass
With BLE access control technology, any smartphone with the latest update of the Verkada Pass app can be used as a touchless digital keycard to unlock authorized doors. This not only streamlines the end-user experience, but also eliminates the security risk posed by carrying and losing physical badges. Organization administrators can also commission and decommission users immediately by integrating with tools such as Azure AD.
“My phone can be in my pocket, and the door unlocks as soon as I walk up to it. Provisioning contractors with temporary access to our building takes only 30 seconds when it used to take 30 minutes.” - Chad McDonald, Director of Project Success, IT Partners
“We have over 300 employees with the Verkada Pass App and touchless BLE on their mobile device. They can unlock any authorized door by simply scanning their phone over the door reader, which is a convenient way for them to gain access into secured areas. The bonus here is that we can configure the distance that the BLE works. For some doors we require almost a touch and for others your phone can still be in your backpack or pocket. Great flexibility combined with security. Win-win.” - Dawn Armstrong, VP of IT, Virgin Hyperloop
Tailgate Detection in Command
Tailgate detection is now available on Command’s web and app platforms. From a single pane of glass, organizations can detect and filter for tailgating events in real-time across all sites. On top of that, this new capability does not require specialized (or even new) hardware.
With integrated video security and access control, Verkada leverages data from door events and edge-based video analytics to produce an accurate people count. If multiple people enter a doorway through one access grant, the system raises an alert and flags it as a tailgating incident.
More Verkada Pass Updates
Increasing Login Security with Magic Links: By bundling authentication with email verification, Magic Links allow users to log into Verkada Pass without a password. Instead of entering login credentials, users are sent a URL with an embedded token to their email address. After clicking on the Magic Link, they are redirected back to the Verkada Pass App having successfully signed in. Two-factor authentication can also be enabled as an extra layer of security.
Multi-Account Login: With the ability to switch between accounts from their profile, users can now log into multiple accounts at once. Combined with Magic Links, this makes it simpler and easier to manage doors across multiple organizations.
The latest version of the Verkada Pass App is available to download in the Google Play Store and iOS App Store. Visit our support page or setup guide for details on how to set up Bluetooth Unlock, or learn more in our Access Control Solution Brief.