One app for all access requirements: Digital access to doors, gates and vehicles
Doors, roller shutters and delivery vehicles in the retail trade have one thing in common: physical keys are used to access them. If employees and service providers want to enter defined rooms, they need the right keys. When suppliers push goods through roller shutters, on-site personnel or a key is required. When goods are collected from or delivered to central warehouses, access must always be provided by a person or key. This involves the handing over of keys, defined routes, risks of loss or "even just" time restrictions. And key management becomes increasingly complex as the number of users and different access requirements rise. And if a key is lost, very high costs may be the consequence. Deutsche Telekom offers a simple solution for this: Mobile Identity & Access (MIA) via the Internet of Things (IoT). The solution combines identification processes and access functions in one app. Instead of a key box, the customer uses a key cloud to gain access or authenticate remotely. The smartphone thus becomes a universal key that enables a wide range of new processes. Doors, gates, incoming goods locks and barriers – i.e. all impulse-controlled access areas – can be opened with digital keys. Even predefined vehicles can be found and temporarily unlocked. That way permanently available storage areas are created. In any case, MIA is highly secure, with permissions granted centrally in the cloud. The digital keys are installed as tokens in the MIA app on the smartphone of the respective authorized person. They can be issued for a limited time and withdrawn again in real time. With MIA, you can optimize all of your access processes.