ACCESS CONTROL SOFTWARE
Telcred provides a software system for physical access control, designed and developed from the ground up to leverage the cloud, smartphones, and IP networks. We believe in reusing existing infrastructure, such as IP networks and smartphones, and in open systems which make it easy to integrate with external systems and to assemble “best of breed” solutions without getting locked in to a single vendor.
The Telcred administrative system is provided as a cloud service, accessible from any web browser. Integration with third party systems is easily accomplished through a REST API. For customers who wish to host the administrative system on their own server, this is possible as well.
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.
TRUSTED HARDWARE PARTNER
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 70 000 reseller partners all over the world.
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
However, we also support traditional contactless cards with a static ID, e.g. Mifare cards.