Oloid 'World's First' Software Access Reader

By Brian Rhodes, Published Aug 19, 2021, 09:49am EDT

New approaches to readers are uncommon, but startup Oloid's access reader is software-based, multifactor authentication, and reuses smartphones and tablets.

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Will the company disrupt access? Inside we examine:

  • Software Reader Uses Repurposed Mobile Devices
  • Adding Multifactor Authentication as SaaS
  • Oloid Pricing
  • Card Readers Still Required
  • Integrator Installation Not Required
  • Readers Tout OSDP-like Features
  • Oloid Outlook

Executive *******

*****'* ******** ** ****** readers** ********* ** **** do *** ******* *** even **** ***** *** reader ********. ******, ***** uses ******** ********** *** tablet ******* **** *** integrated *******, *******, *** touchscreens ** **** ********** data *** ******* ** OSDP ** ****** ******* systems.

***** ******** ***** ** to **** ******* ************* for ******** **** ******* these ******* *** ******* credentials.

Software ****** *********

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*****'* ******** ************ ***** **********/******** ******** such ** ***** *********** and ******* ******* ** brackets ** ******** *** doors.

*** ******** ****** *** adds, ********* ** *** hardware's ********, **** ***********, BLE, ********* ************, ** Codes, ***/** ******* *******.

*** ****** *******,***** ** ********** **** Apple ******* *** *****. ************, *** ******* supports ******* ******* ** a *****-**** **** ******* it **** **** ** generally ******** ** ** 2021.

***** **** *** *** can ** **** ** other ******* ***, **** the ****** *************** ********* ************* *** ***** ***** from ***** ** ******* required *** *****'* ******** Counting *** ******** *********:

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** *******, *********** **** mounting ******** *** ***** adapters *** ******** ****** the ******* ******** ***** on ********* *** **********, telling ** **** **** a ****** ** ******* and ********* **** **** with.

Facial *********** / ***********

***** ********* ************* ****** recognition / ********** ********* via ***** ** ****** hardware. ******* ** ******** the ******** **** ****** out, *****'* *** *** devices *** ***** ** existing ******** ** * 3rd-party ****** *** ***********. Depending ** *** ***** and **** ** ******** used ** *** ******, face *********** *** ** Codes *** ** ***** and ******* ** ***** for *** ** ** existing ******** ****** ******.

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*** ***** ****** ************ credential **** ** *** host ****** ****** **** IP ** ******* ** OSDP ****** ** *** controller *** * ** extra **** ********** ********* box **** ** ********* in *** *****. *** converter *** ** ****** for **** ***** ******, although *** ******* ***** us * *****-****** **** is *******.

Oloid's ******** *******

***** ****** ***-**** **** subscription ******* ***** ****** at $** *** **** per *****, **** ****** discounts *** ****** ** multi-year *********.

***** **** *** ******* its ******-***** *********** ***** at **** ***** *** is ******* ******** ** end-users ***** *** ****** and ************ ******** ** being *********.

Hardware **** **********

*****'* **** ********* ******** cost ********** ***** **** using ****** ***********. *********** access ******* ****** *********** devices *** ******* *** expensive ***** ****** *********** capabilities *** ********* ************ into ********* *** ****** today.

*******, *** ******* ** have ** *** **** the ****** *********** **** work ********** *** *********** who ***** ** **** further **** *** ***** powered ****** **** **** would ** ** **** were ******* *** *****, as ** ****** *** phones.

*** ******* **** ********** the ******** ** ****** direct **** ****** ****** with ******* *********:

**** ******** *** ** procured ******** ******* ********* Oloid **** *** *-******** retailer, ******** ******** ********* and ********* ** **** advantage ** ******** ******* your ********* *********.

Managed *** ********** ***

*** ******** ** **** recognition, ** *****, ***, and ***** *********** *** configured *** ******* ******* a ********** ***** ***. Oloid ** *** ********** into ****** ********** ******* but *** **** ** doing **.

**** ******* ** *** required **** ******* ** the ******, ***** *** monthly ************ ********* *** makes **** ** ******* to **** **** ********. While *** ****** ****** outputs **** *** ******* or ****, *** ***'* configuration ****** ** ***** that **** ** ******** with **** *********, ****** card ******, *** ***** required ********** *******.

Integrator ************ ********

*** ******* ***** *** readers ******* ** **********/** involvement ** *******:

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******** ** *********** **** recognition *** *****-****** ************** readers, ***** ******* ** and ********** ****** ***-***** directly ** ********, *** if ********** *** ******** can **** ******** ******** to ********* ** ********** markup *** ***** ***** per ******.

Other ******** ****** **********

***** ********* ***** ***** where *** *******'* ******** reader *** ********** **** traditional ****** *******:

***** ******** ******* ******* modern ************** *******, ******** federation **** *** *******, and *********** **** ******* such ** *******, **** reservation ******* *** *********** status ******* ******* ****** to *** *** ******* the ******** ****** ******* infrastructure.

Cannot **** *********** *****

*******, ***** ******* **** not ******* ******* **** readers ** **** ******* because, *.*., ** ***** device *** *** *** or **.** *** ****** radios *****-**, *****'* ******** is ** ******** ***** software ****** ** ****** with ** ******** **** reader, ** ********** ***** ** **** overview:

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*** ******* ********* *** their ****** ** *********** to ****-**** **** **** cards:

***** ******** *** ********* to ***** *** ********** format (*** *** ** 13.56 ***) ** *****’* admin/management ****** **** *** users *** ******* *** initially *** **.

************, **** *** **** is ************* **** *** of *** ******* (****/**/***), Oloid **** *** ***** ID **** ** ********** with *** ************* **** along **** ***** **** defined ** ********** ****** (e.g ******** **** *** ) ** **** *** data ** **** **** Wiegand.

** * ***** ****** is ********* ** ***** directly, *** ********** ****** does *** **** ** be ******* **** ***** and ** *** ** captured *************.

Oloid ******* *******

IPVM Image*****, ******* ** ****, is ***** ** ******* Valley. *** ******* ***** IPVM **** **** ~** employees ******* ** *** USA *** * *********** center ** *********.

*** ******* **** *** publically ******** ******** *** has ******$* ******* ** ****.

Risk / ******** - ******** ***********

****'* **** ******** ** how **** **** *****-***** hardware **** **** ** access ******* *******, ** general, *** ************ *** outdoor *****. *** ********* of *******-***** ********** ** that **** **** **** designed *** ****** *** the ******** ***********. *** an *** ****** **** just ** **** ** better **** * *******-***** device?

**** ** *** **** company ** *** ***** of **** ** ****** this ***** (***** *** a ******* ******** ***** but ******** *** *** hardware) ** ** ** a ****** ******* ** try * ************* ********* approach ** ******** ****** control ******. ** *** to **** **** ***** this ****.

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*’* ********** ** *** technology/company **** **** ******** or ******* *** ** be * ****** *******.

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** ** *********** ** see ******** ****** *** things ** ****** ******* but **** ** ******* on *** *******(****** ******* panels, ********) *** ******* and ****** ********** * don't *** * *** of ****** ** **. Hopefully, **** **** ***** the *********** ** ****** purpose-built ****** ******* ** the **** *********** ****** manufacturers.

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* ***** **'* ****** but * *** ** more ********** *** ***** visitor ********** **** ****** control ****** **** **** access *******. *** *** latter, ***** *** ******* installs ** ********** ******** where ***** ******* ***'* a ********** ********** **** existing *****. ****** **** a ***** *** * card ****** ***** ** confusing.

***'* **** **** ***'* ruin ** ** ****** a ******* ********* ****** to **. ;-)

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**. **** ***** ****** rip *** ****** *** the **** ** *****/****, or ****** ******* ** iphone ***'* ******* ** be ** **** *** used ** ***** ************.

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** ****, *** **** with ****** *******, *** ups, *************, **** ** connectivity, *** ****.... * feel **** ** **** discussed ***** ******** ******* before *** ****** *******.... :)

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***** ****** ***-**** **** subscription ******* ***** ****** at $** *** **** per *****…

**, *** ** *** this ******** - * need **

*) ******** *** ******* a ****, ** ** own

*) ********/******* ********** ****** tablets, ** ** ***

*) ***** *** ******, on ** ***

**** * **** ** take *** ***** * could **** ******** ***** on *** ****** ******* and **** ** ** Oloid ** *********** ******** of $** * ***** per **** *** **********?

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****'* ** *********** **********. Swiftlane **** *********** ***** intercom ******* *** ***** output ********, ***** ***** does ***.

*** **** **** *** a ********* ****** ****** than **** ********/***, ** the ***** ******* **** way.

* **** *** **** Oloid *** ********* ** comment ** ***** *** any ***** ***********.

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********* ****** ** ** Iphone.

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**** ** ** ************* too, *** *** ****** plug ** ** *** phone, **** ** *** take ***** ******* *** you **** *** ****** readers ******* ****.

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* **** * **** scheduled **** **** ***** next **** *** **** ask ***** ****.

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*** ********* *** * new ****** ** *** box *** *** *** Swiftlane *** ** **. You *** * *** lighting ***** ** ***** the *****.

*** ******* ****** **** and *** **** **** features *** **** ********* with *** ****** ** summer *** ******.

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****'* ***********. ** **** give *** ** **** option ***?

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*** ****. * *** just ***** ** ** Iphone *** *** *** and *** *** ******** it.

**** ** *** *** APP ****** *****'* ** anything ****** *** **** the ****** ***** *** the *** ** *******.

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*** ***, ********* ********* they *** ****** ********, but ********* *** **** buy ** **** **** first.

**** ******* ** ********** hardware ***** **** ******** outputs/inputs ** *** ****, and *** **** *** only ** **** **** Swiftlane *** **** *** output ******* ** **** to *** ***** ******.

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** * *****, ******** you **** ** *** the *******'* *********** *** can't *** **** *** hardware ** *** ****** point.

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*********** ********** *** ******* a ***** ****** ** investment *** *********. ***'* see *** **** **** threaten ********** **** ***, at ***** ** *** short ****.

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**** *'** ******* ***** vendors *** ***/******* ******/******* also.

*** ************ ***** *********** ******* ******* ** call ********, ***** **** tout ** ** '*********** replacement' ******* ****** *** be ******* ** *** field.

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*** ** **** ******** is **********, *** *** the ********* ** ******** custom ********* ** *** long ****.

**** * ******* ******* in **** **** ******** (now **** ** ******) in ****, ********'* **** workstations *** ******* **** Digital ********* *********** ********* running ****, *** **** the ************ *** ******* had ********** ********-***** ******** to ******* *********** ******** and ** ***** ****. I *** ******* ********* at *** ****, *** was ******** ***** *** fact **** *** *** "Fingerprint ********* ****" *** on * ****** ******** computer ****. ****** * few *****, *** *********** agencies *** *** ****** of ****** ***** *** Windows ********* *** ******* the *********** ******** ** COTS ******** (******** *** still ****** *********** ******* to **** *** *********** cards).

***** ******* ************ *** certainly ** *****, * growing ****** ** ********* are ***** ** ******* to *** "*** **** own ********" ********, ********** those ***** **** ********* is ****.

**** ***********, *** ****** control ******** ******* ********** are ***** ** **** toward **** ****** ***************: taking ** ******, * Samsung *****, ** * cheaper **********, ******* ***** name ** **, *** selling ** ** * hardware ********. **** **** affect *** *********, *** just *** *****-********* ****.

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