NB IoT Smart Access control is here - here are 9 reasons for why NB IoT Smart access control is the best access control solution in the marketplace.
The mobile network itself, of which NB-IoT is a part, is a fully managed network with mature and standardized security to guarantee the credential and integrity of all data running in it, comparing with unlicensed solutions.
Metal key locks can easily be cracked, snapped, jemmied open or have keys copied online, and anyone can learn how to do this by watching short YouTube videos.
2. Better Battery Life
In comparison to Wi-FI/BLE products, they have only around 6 months to 1 year battery life or must be mains powered as the lock is always on, and listening for signals/communications. Many RFID solutions also require mains power and wiring.
3. No onsite network infrastructure so cost savings
Can provide immediate connection to the internet and to other smart connected devices without having to wait for a Wi-FI connection to be installed on sites (e.g great for new builds to secure sites early on in construction process e.g for secure deliveries, secure storage. Able to monitor and control access to sites, e.g smart lock/live audit acts like a punch card arrival system).
4. Open up Big Data and create new business models
Can create new business models for example, customising a digital keys app in Hotels branding, can capture details about guest such as ID, purchasing habits in hotel bar/restaurant etc, offer affiliate partnerships for upsells etc, and retain that data for analytics. Smaller hotels can pre-sell rooms in bulk to wholesalers, which was usually limited to large chain hotels, as digital keys can be sold to rooms in advance to say large conference groups etc.
Supports status and live activity of assets when grouped with other smart devices (to support big data analytics) e.g alarms, sensors – e.g know if asset is occupied at anytime, know if tampering has occurred instantly to lock/door
Come back next week to see reasons 5-9.