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Smart access with EMKA mobile app

Agent E is one of the electronic perennial favourites in the EMKA portfolio. The new “EMKA mobile” app, transforms the mobile phone into the digital key for the sophisticated locking solution. In the future, it will be possible to trace, manage, and access allocated handles with various levels of permission determined by specified user profiles. This way, EMKA mobile secures personalised access and once again supplements the range of access options.

Intelligent, all-embracing solution

As the amount of data continues to increase, control and telecommunication cabinets are essential components of our infrastructure. Ensuring only authorised personnel have access to these data and making modifications regularly is essential. In order to provide authorised personnel with digital access control, EMKA has developed a solution that uses a smartphone application to unlock the handle. At this point, the app is compatible with the “Agent E-BLE” swinghandle. The communication between the app and the handle is based on Bluetooth® Low Energy (BLE).

Until now, personalised access to the Agent-E has been secure and convenient using RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) cards. Now, the intuitive smartphone app provides a new way to open the handle. Other locking solutions such as the single-point locking and the outdoor swinghandle of the 1317 series can also be opened via app. The prerequisite is the use of the EMKA mobile app. Upon successful registration, the “handle owner” will grant the user permission to use the app. In order to ensure maximum security, the user’s identity is checked again each time before the handle is opened. Depending on the smartphone manufacturer, this may require entering a pin, activating a fingerprint sensor, or facial recognition. In the next step –depending on the authorisation level – a list of approved locks that are within range of the BLE signal is available. Subsequently, the user selects the lock they want to open. The “handle owner“ can grant or revoke authorisations at any time. Access is further restricted by using a predetermined time frame.

After undergoing a predetermined testing phase, the app has been put into use by a producer of transport boxes that are fitted with the EMKA single-point locking system. Merging the function of advanced locking technology and a user-friendly smartphone app creates a comprehensive, intelligent solution. EMKA has designed this system to target business customers that are aiming to improve their security technology or offer their clients fresh, innovative locking options. With the app, the smartphone becomes a digital key.

The EMKA mobile app will be available for iOS and Android platforms during the third quarter of 2023.