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Smart R Distribution and Safetrust unveil new distribution partnership

29 October 2020

FRICTIONLESS ACCESS control has become a ‘must’ for many businesses that want to create a hygienic working environment for colleagues and visitors in a COVID-19 world. The availability of the Safetrust Touchless Identity solution from Smart R Distribution, then, could not come at a better time.

The Safetrust Touchless Identity solution provides the opportunity for existing access control systems operating within airports, offices, educational establishments, factories, hospitals, local authority and Government buildings to be upgraded to support mobile credentials without the end user having to incur the cost and disruption of replacing existing card readers.

When plugged into the connector on the rear of an existing HID Global iCLASS card reader, a Safetrust Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Sabre Module provides support for the Safetrust Wallet mobile credentials application. The ability to read securely programmed DESfire cards, as well as existing HID Global iCLASS credentials, means that end users have the freedom to choose from multiple suppliers for their ongoing credential requirements.

The Sabre Decal has been designed with the many thousands of installed HID Global proximity card readers in mind, enabling them to be upgraded to support the Safetrust Wallet mobile credentials’ application within a minute.

This is achieved by simply sticking the decal onto the HID reader. There’s no need for any new wiring or a battery as the module has been engineered to take its power from the proximity card reader’s RFID emissions.

With Sabre Inline connected to other types of card readers, the Safetrust Touchless Identity solution works equally well with any manufacturer’s access control system using Wiegand readers.

Added value

“Whichever system this solution is added to, it doesn’t prevent existing access control cards and readers from working,” said Neill Williams, director of Smart R Distribution. “This means that end users can migrate to a totally frictionless workplace at their own pace. Beyond the immediate need for people to have peace of mind in knowing they’re working in or visiting an environment where there are measures in place to restrict the possibility of COVID-19 being spread, the Touchless Identity solution also offers system integrators the opportunity to provide their clients with considerable added value from their existing access control systems.”

Williams added: “When inserted into a laptop, a PC, a photocopier or a vending machine, for example, Safetrust’s Sabre USB will ensure they can only be accessed or used by those with the appropriate encrypted mobile credentials securely stored on the Safetrust Wallet application running on their Android or iOS smart phone or tablet.”

The Safetrust Wallet can store an unlimited number of credentials, enabling end users to have a single identity for gaining access to multiple buildings that may use different access control systems without having to carry around multiple access control cards.

*Further information is available online at www.smartrdistribution.com