The Paxton Key app has been upgraded within Paxton10, enabling smart devices to become contactless access tokens and offering a new remote site management functionality.
“We are delighted to be able to offer Paxton10 users the Paxton Key app update,” said Gareth O’Hara, Paxton’s Chief Sales Officer. “Our Smart Credentials are free with no hidden subscription costs and are sent to your pocket in an instant. The benefits and convenience of contactless access control have been well documented prior to, and even more so during the pandemic. Being able to provide access credentials without having touch points not only offer users convenience, but also ensures they are reducing the risk of infection to themselves and others.”
Paxton Key works with Paxton10 readers, PaxLock Pro and Entry panels. The app boasts an added layer of site security via personal identification and verification. When using the dual authentication process, a Paxton10 system can require a user to present their smart credential and then verify their identity. This works by using the biometric capabilities already available in a user’s device such as fingerprint scanning or facial recognition.
“The new update to Paxton Key is exciting and truly ground-breaking,” says Thomas Faith, the Senior Product Manager for Paxton10. “It utilises the latest smart device technology and provides users with seamless access by using background Bluetooth capabilities. This process enhances security by allowing an individual biometric verification, without storing a user’s personal data.”
Alongside the update to the Paxton Key app, Paxton has also released an update to its web based Paxton10 software. The update offers a new remote management functionality allowing an installer to re-boot Paxton hardware, as well as delete and reinstate any database stored locally on the hardware, from anywhere, anytime.
The update also introduces new video management features. Privacy Masking allows users to screen areas caught on camera that they do not wish to record. Improved image recording with wide dynamic range control reportedly offers more balance between light and dark areas, and users can now manually switch between day and night recording for greater control of infrared light.