Use a mobile device as a secure key
dormakaba BlueSky Access is a cloud-based mobile access key delivery system available for hotels and multifamily housing, student housing, market-rate apartments and senior living properties. It merges security and convenience for the mobile minded traveler or dweller in order to enhance the access experience.
The delivery of a key to a mobile device (phone, tablet) is enabled via LEGIC Connect, a service that operates in a highly-secure and scalable data center.
Once notification has been received and the BlueSky Access app has been installed, the mobile access key is sent to the app on that mobile device, allowing entry to those doors or areas access to which authorization has been given.
The BlueSky Access app is available for use only in properties equipped with dormakaba contactless electronic locks that have been equipped with a dormakaba Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) radio antenna.
With the BlueSky Access app on a mobile device, guests can bypass the front desk check-in process and go directly to their room as well as gaining access to any authorized common area in the hotel requiring a room key.
With the BlueSky Access app on a mobile device, residents can securely lock and unlock unit doors and other amenity areas within a property to which authorization to enter has been given.
About dormakaba Group
dormakaba is one of the top three companies in the global market for access and security solutions. With strong brands such as Dorma and Kaba in our portfolio, we are a single source for products, solutions, and services related to doors and secure access to buildings and rooms. With around 16,000 employees and numerous cooperation partners, we are active in over 130 countries. dormakaba is headquartered in Rümlang (Zurich/Switzerland) and generates an annual turnover of over CHF 2 billion.
Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) technology enables the issuance and management of secure mobile access keys for hotels, multihousing, student and senior living properties. dormakaba’s latest RFID door locks and other access controls are BlueSky Access enabled. They can be installed on a variety of door types and locations giving properties a flexible, secure choice of entry options.
BLE-enabled door locks and access controls allow an authorized user to place a compatible mobile device (smartphone, tablet) with the BlueSky Access app near a corresponding sensor on the door lock. The sensor reads the BlueSky Access key, the lock system communicates with the property management network, and determines whether the unique, encrypted code conveyed by the phone is on an approved "pass" list. If so, access is allowed, and the entry is recorded for audit purposes.
Bug fixes and minor improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
Breaks Wallet and NFC
Opening door functionality works fine, but they have implemented it in such a fashion that it breaks ApplePay, NFC, and your wallet.
App should be removed from store until they fix that. Should at least definitely be mentioned in the App’s description. As well as how to restore ApplePay/ NFC.
This app works quite well.. once you have the app registered the property manager needs to issue the mobile key prior to it working or the key showing up
Unable to register
As soon as I open the app after install, I'm dumped onto the screen that says Refresh. No registration options are ever presented to me. I will update this review as soon as the developers can instruct me on how to register.
Developer Response ,
Our app is meant as a companion app to participating hotels or multi-housing properties that have registered into our mobile access program. You will only be able to receive a mobile access credential if the participating property management specifically sends a credential to you at your registered mobile number.
I am sorry if this was confusing to you, we are planning to improve the user experience in a future version by having the UI clearly specify in which situations our apps can be used.
Thanks for your understanding,
dormakaba Mobile Access
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- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
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