Telcred’s access control system is the perfect solution for companies needing to secure remote locations, such as power and telecom infrastructure. Traditional access control systems are too expensive for companies with a large number of distributed assets. Telcred’s offline capability dramatically reduces the cost of installation and is much more robust than systems which rely on being online.



  IP or Standalone

Telcred lock controllers can be connected over an IP-network or operate completely standalone. In both cases, Telcred’s unique model with access rights on the card or phone guarantees correct access control decisions for all users of the system at any time.


The Telcred system works with Android smartphones that support NFC. Updated access rights are automatically sent to the phone within seconds, and the phone can then immediately be used to open the door. Contactless smartcards can be used interchangeably.


Telcred’s security model builds on proven cryptographic techniques combined in a novel way, making it impossible to clone or manipulate access rights. The model relies on digital signatures, making it much less vulnerable to attacks compared to traditional systems.


Telcred supports distributed administration, making it easy to let tenants or subcontractors manage their own users and access rights. At the same time, innovative features allow for “sharing” of users and access rights between organizations.


Telcred has partnered with Axis Communications to offer a joint solution with Telcred software running on Axis hardware.

Axis is the global market leader in networked video with 2 000 employees in more than 40 countries and more than 65 000 reseller partners in 179 countries.

Axis is a strong supporter of open standards and interfaces. In addition, Axis works with select software companies that can add value to Axis customers through its Application Development Partner program.

In 2014, Axis entered the market for physical access control products with their A1001 Network Door Controller, and it won the Detektor International Award for the best access control product the same year.

The A1001 can interface with many different peripherals, such as security cameras, fire alarms, door sensors and relays.

With Telcred’s solution, one A1001 is placed close to each door, on the inside, and connected to the request-to-open signal of an electric lock. After connecting a reader on the outside, a user is able to open the lock using either an NFC phone or a contactless smartcard with Telcred software.




Telcred supplies a software system for physical access control, consisting of three main components:

  • Access Manager. The cloud based system for managing users, locks, and access rights
  • Door controller software
  • Device software (for NFC phones and/or Javacard smartcards)

Telcred does not supply any hardware. Instead, we work with partners and adapt our software to their hardware. Currently, our main partner on the hardware side is Axis Communications.

In Telcred’s system, the access rights for a user are stored on that user’s phone or card in the form of a digital “ticket”. When the phone or card is presented to the reader, the ticket is sent via the reader to the controller, where it is evaluated and compared with the controller’s identity. In other words, no access rights are stored in the controllers, and therefore they do not need to be updated when access rights change.
Even though all Telcred door controllers can do access control offline, there are some benefits with networked controllers. A networked controller can update the access rights on a card it interacts with and it can send logs in real time. At the time of installation, a controller is configured to operate in either networked or standalone mode. However, even networked controllers continue to do access control if they temporarily become offline.
A lost card or phone can immediately be revoked on all networked door controllers. If such a device interacts with a networked door controller it will not only be denied access, but its current access rights will be wiped as well. A phone which is connected to a mobile network will also have its current access rights wiped. The “tickets” with access rights are time limited, so even cards which do not interact with networked controllers will stop working soon after they have been revoked in the Access Manager system.
We support Android NFC phones with Android 4.4 or higher, as well as Javacard contactless smartcards.
Currently, we support HiD multiCLASS SE readers. Other readers will be available in the near future.
We offer our solution according to a pay-as-you-grow model where the customer pays a monthly fee based on the number of doors and users of the system. For more information or a quote, do not hesitate to contact us.