ELECTRONIC ACCESS CONTROL ANYWHERE
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. It is the perfect solution for companies needing to secure remote locations, such as power and telecom infrastructure.
Telcred lock controllers can operate completely offline. 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, without any need to update controllers.
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.
TRUSTED HARDWARE PARTNER
Telcred has partnered with Axis Communications to offer a joint solution whith 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- 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.