Nortek Blue Pass Mobile Access Reader Tested

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jul 11, 2019, 10:15am EDT (Research)

****** ************** ****** ********** * '**** ****** *** **** to *** ******** ** ******', *** our ******* ********* ******** ******** *** usability ****** ******** ** ***** ****** readers.

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******, ** *******:

  • *** ******* ********* *** ******** **** BluePass
  • ******* ******'* ****** *** *********** **** both ******* *** ******
  • *** ****** ** **** *** ******** credentials *** ****** ******
  • ******** ********** ********' ************* ** ****'* test ****** ******
  • * **********, *** ******, ***** ******* connector
  • ** *********** ** ****** *** **********'* mobile ******
  • *** ********'* ********* & ********** ******** to ******

Upcoming ****** ********

***** **** ******, **** **** ******* a ******** ** ****** ********** ********* including ******** *** * ****** ** other ****** ********:

Key ********

********* *****************:

  • ******* : ******* ***** * '******' *******, our **** ***** ***** ****** ** farther **** ~* **** **** **** the ****** ** **** *********** ****** be '****'.
  • *** ***, ******* ****: *** ** ********' ******* ****** is ******* '**** ********' **.** *** formats ** **** ** *********, *********** excluding *** ****** **** ***** **** in **** ******* *** *** ******* specification.
  • ** *** ********: ******'* ********** *** **** *** include ****** ****** *******, ******* ***** cannot ******** ***** ******* ****** **** inside.
  • *** ****** ********: ******** ** *** ********** **** host ****** *********, ********* *** ******** and ********** ** * ********* ****** system ****** ** ******'* ******.

******** *** ********* *******:

  • ** ****** ************:** **** **** *** ********, ** mobile **** ****** ** **** ** either *** *** ** ******* **** phones.
  • ****** '*****' *******:**** ********, ***** *** **** ***** phone ** ***** ****** ** *****, and ****** ********** *** ****** ******** the ******** ** ***** ** *****. Not *** ****** ******* ******* **** ability, ***** ** ****** **** ********** phones **** ******* ****** ******.
  • ******* *****:****** **** '****** *****' *******, ******** has * ****** ********* *** ** IP65 *****. ** ****** **** *********** outside ** ****** **** *** ****, and *** ****** ********* ** *******.

BluePass ****** ******

******'* **** ******-***** ****** ** ***~$*** ********, ********* ** *** ******* ****** size *** ********* **** * ****-*****/****** gang *** ******* *****.

**** ************ ****** *******, ******** ** powered *** *** ********** **** ** door *********** *** **** ******** ****** wiring. *** ****** ** ******** ** a **** ***** ******* ******* **** LED **** ****** ********* **** ******* green ** ***** *****:

*******, *** ******* ******** ****, *****, and ************ ** ****** *** *** looks ***** ***** ***** ******* ****. Notice *** ********* ******* ** *** test **** *****:

***** ****** ********** ******** ******** ******** readers, * **** *** ****** **** most ***** ******* **** ********* **** a *****/*** ****** *******.

Short ****** *****

*** ****** '******' ***** ** ****** to ******'* ****** *** ******** ** be *** ****** **** ***** ****** readers.

*** ***** ********* ** ******** *** between '*******' ** *** ***** ** to * ******* ******** ** ** inches. *** *********** ** *** ******'* BLE ***** ** ******* *** ******* range ******, **** ** ******** ****** listed *** '*******' *** '******' ********:

***** **** **** ** ** ** very ***** ********* ** *** ****** to ****** *******, **** **** ***** is *** ** *** ******* '*******' setting. ****** ***** *** ***** ***** as * ******** *******, **** *********** **** ***************:

** *** ******’* ********* ********* ******** is *** *** ****, ** *** inadvertently **** **** ** ********’* ****** device *** ***** ************ ***** **** the ******** ****** ********* * **** over, ** ********, *** ******.

** ***** ** ****** **** ******* who ******** *** ***** **** ***** is ****** *** ******* ** *** reader.

********' ******* ***** ** ******* *** less ************ **** ***** ****** ******* IPVM *** ******, ********* ***, ********* Data, ********, *** *****.

*** ***** ***** ********** **** ******* BluePass **** ***** ****** ** ************ requiring ****** **** ****** **** ******* access *****, **** **********, *** *** be * ********* ********** *** *** accessibility.

125 *** ****

******* ********** ** *** ****** ** that ** **** '*****' ****** *** kHz ** *** ***********. ** **.** MHz ********** ******* ** *** **** are *********.

******* *** ******* *** ******** *** cracked, *** *** ** ******** **** supporting ***** *****, *** ****** ** commonly ******** **** '**** ********' ****** specifications.

**** **** ***********, ** *** *** kHz ***** ****** ** ********, **** if ***** **** ** *********** *** the *** ***********.

****** ***** ** **** **/**** **.** MHz ******* ** ******** *** ********, users **** **** ** ******* ******* readers *** ******** **** *** ** possible **** ******** ******.

No *** ********

** ******** ** *** ******** ***** range, *** ********** *** *** ** manual '******' ****** *** ********* * door *** ******** ** ****** *** users ******* ** *** '****** ****' of ** *******.

******'* ********* ********** *** *** ** control ******* ** ***** *******, *** once * ******** ********** ** ***** to * ****** ** *********** ****** to **** ******:

*** *** **** *** **** ** be ****** ** ** ********, *** even * ****** ***** ******* ***** apps **** ******** ***********.

** ****** **** **** *** ******** for *** *********** ** **** ******* and *******, ************ ** ******. ******** read ******** ** *** ********.

Web ****** ********** ****

*** ********'* *** ****** ** ****** to *** *********** *** ***/****** ***** to *** ******, ***** * ******** functions *** ********* ** *** ********** apps.

**** ***** *** *****, ****** *** sent ** ***** ****** ***** **** allow **** *** ******** ***** ****** or *******:

****** ************** *** *** ******** ** have ****** ** **** ******* ** enroll ** ****** ***********, *** *** web ****** ** *** ************ ** other ****** ******* *** *********** ** a ********* *** *****-***** ***********.

*** '***** **********' ******** ****** ********** databases, **** *** ****** ***** *** be ******** **** *** ******, *** assigning *********** **** ** ******* ********.

Credential ********** *****

******** *********** *** **** ** *, 25, *** *** **********, **** ****** ranging **** ~$* - $* **** depending ** *** **** *** *******.

***** '*******-***' ***** *** **** ********** to **** *** ****** ********, **** individual ****** ******* ** ******** *****.

** ***** ** ** ********* *** a ******** ****'* ******** *******, *** Portal's **** ******* **** ****** *** credentials, *** ***** ******** ****** *** be ******** *** **** **** ************** will ********* **** ** ** ********** to ******* ****** ********* ** ******** managers ****.

One ********** *** ******

* ********* ******* **** ******** *********** is **** *** **** ** ******** to * ****** *** ****, *** if ***** ******, ****, ** *** multiple ******* **** **** **** ** purchase ******** *********** ** *** **** on *******.

****** ********* ****:

******** ****** *********** *** **** **** for *** **** ** *** ******** mobile ******. **** * *** ****** is *********, *** *********** *** ********, even ** *** ***** ****** *** not *******.

**** ********** **** ****** ** ******** credentials ********* *** ****** *****, *** could ***** **** **** ** ******* and ***** ******** ******* ********** ** control ******** ********** *****.

Reader **** **********

******'* ****** ****** ** ****** **** most '******* *****' *******, *** ** available **** ** *** ****, * common ********** ** ****** ***** ************* **** ******.

*******, *** ****** ******* *** ********* in ******* *****, ********* *** **** generally ********* '**** *****' *** ****:

BluePass ** ******* ****

****** *** ********* ** ********, *** credential **** ******* *** **** *** door *********** *** ** ***********.

*** **** ** ********** ** '*** in *** ******' ******** ***$** ****** ** ************** **** **** ** ********** ********* and ****** ** *** ***** ** reader *****:

******** ***** *** **** **** ******* by ******** * ****** ****** ** sensor ** *** ******, ** ********** such * ****** ***** *********** ** undetected ** *** ******.

Unlabeled *** ******** *****

*** ********* ******* ** ******** ****** is ** ********* ********* ******* **** the ***** ********* **********:

******'* ************* **** *** ******* **** or *** **** ********* ** ******** or **/***** ** ****** ** ********* to ** ****** ******.

****** **** ******* *** *** ******* the ******* ******, ****** ******* ** 'that ***** ** ******', ****** ** explain *** ** ** ******** ** not ******.

***** *** * ***** ******, *** conductor *** ********** *** **** **** up ****** *** *** **** ********** a ***** ******* **** * ******** box ********* ** ***** ** *****.

Versus *** *****/****** ***********

*** **** ** ******** ** ****** to ** ****** **** *** ** used ** ***** ******* **** **** users **** ******** ****** ****** ********.

***** ****** ********** ***** *** ****** to ** ******** ***** *** * one-time ******** **** ********, ****** *********** are ***-************ *** ****** ** ******** to **** **** *** ******, ********* ********** ******* ** ***** ** '*** user'. ** ****** ********, ******** ******* can ** ****** ***** *** ***** credentials *** * ****** ***** ** about $* *** **** ****** ~$* for **** ****** ********** ******.

**** ******, *** ****** ********** ** a ***-**** ******** **** *** ** used *** *** **** ** *** device ** *** ********, ***** *** is ** ****** ****.

Versus ********

**** ** *** **** '**** ******' features ********* ** ******* ********'* ******* are ******* ** ********, ********* *** 'Touch' ** **** ******* *** ************* with **** *** *** ******* *******.

******, ******** ********* **** ** *** 125 *** *** ******* ************ **** BluePass *** ** ********** **** **.** MHz ******* *** ********** **** **** the ****** ** **********.

** ***** ** *********** ****, **********'* *********** *******, *** ********* ****** ** ~$*** each, *** *** ***** *** *********.

**** ********, ***** ** ** ****** credential ******** ********. *******, ****** ******, Openpath ******* **** **** **** ******** controllers *** *** ****** ****** **** be **** *** * ******* *** purchased ******* *** *********** ** ** valid.

Versus ******** *** *** *******

******** ** *** ***** ** '***-***' 125 *** *******, ******'* **** ** quite ****. **** *** ******* *** HID **** ******** **** **** ******* ~$130 ****** ** ******'* ~$*** *****:

***** **** *******, ********'* *** *** compatibility ***** ***** *** '******' ********* credentials, *** ** ******* *** ********* using ***** ******** *********** ****** **** mobile, **** ****** *** *** ******* are ******** *********.

Nortek **** *** **********

****** ** ******* ******** ** ****** vendor**********(******** ****** '***') ******* **.

*** *******'* ***** ***** ***** *** same ****** *** **** ********, *** interestingly *** ******* *** ********* ** the **** ****** *******:

*** ***'* ******* ******** ******'* '*****' feature **** ******* ***** **** ** the ******* * **** ** *******, potentially ******** ********** *** ****** ** intruders ****** ** ******* ***** **.

**********'* *** **** ****** *********** ************ over ***** ****** ********, **** ********** user *** ********** ********** ******* * web ******, *** ****** **** ****** command ******* ** *** ***.

** **** ** ***** ************-*********** ** ******** ****** ******* **** later **** ******, *** **** ******* Touch ** ***********, *******, *** ******** in ***** ****.

UniKey *****

**** ********, ****** ** ******* ** significant ******** *********** *** *** ****** platform. *************, **** ******* ** **** of * *********** ****'****** ***********' ********* ******:

** ***** ** ********* ***********, **** ******* *** ********* *** 'mobile ***********' ***** *** **** ******** from ****** **** ******* (*** ******* **** ****), ****, ****, *** *********.

Device ******* & ******** ****

  • ****** * **** ******* *** **.*.*
  • ** ** ******* ******* *.*.* '****' Software ******* *******
  • ****** ******** ********: *.*.**

Comments (2)

Good information. I would definitely pass on these due to the 125kHz support. This technology needs to go away completely, I know they are thinking all the takeovers they can do which is fine for them. In the long run selling 125kHz today should be shunned.

In the back of my mind I wonder if this stuff is pushed to the market to fast looking at Vizpin their AE doc is vague. It combines a controller and reader and does not call out which Weigand protocols are supported or frequencies.

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Just joined IPVM, better late than never. VIZpin can be configured 2 ways. As a foor controller where you control it with Bluetooth but can also connect a wiegand output device to it. In this mode the VIZpin Bluetooth door/gate controller should always be mounted on the secure side of the door. If you want it to work like a long range prox reader, just set it up in vPROX mode and it converts your Smartphone credential to a Wiegand output that you can connect to a panel

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