Simply smart: the new AirKey Cloud Interface

Simply smart: the new AirKey Cloud Interface
AirKey, the system that turns your smartphone into a key has been expanded to include an interface (API). "The AirKey Interface enables a great expansion of the AirKey applications. It is the ideal solution for customers who operate infrastructure and energy facilities", the Head of AirKey Product Management at EVVA, Hanspeter Seiss explains. Companies with worldwide sites that need to be well-secured and easily accessed in emergency cases are required to be equipped with a flexible and high-security access control system like AirKey. With the AirKey Could Interface, you can use your own software to send a key directly from your maintenance system to a service technician's smartphone.

Say good bye to handing over they keys

And yet, multi-site companies are just one of many examples of how the interface can be used. If you operate a holiday apartment or a hotel, you need to hand over a key to every new guest. This is a thing of the past, as you can send the access authorisation directly to the guest's smartphone. Now, thanks to the AirKey Cloud Interface, you can even send keys with your own booking software. The Cloud Interface can also be used in control centres for emergency services. "In emergencies, the interface also provides an important relief. It is possible to automatically send the access to the emergency service team with the emergency notification", says Seiss.

Easy onboarding

"Whether it be in residential buildings, clubs and societies, mobile care services, gyms, shared offices or the entire community or city; with the Cloud Interface you can do anything." The interface's integration into a company's existing HR software system is also an interesting example. AirKey can send the configured key to the employee's smartphone as soon as they start working at the company. The interface connects the available software to the AirKey Online Administration. It allows particular AirKey functions to be controlled directly via your own software. "In order to establish communication between the AirKey Online Administration and your software, your software needs to be updated. The integrator or software programmer will take care of this", says Seiss.

As secure as online banking

You are probably asking yourself: Is this secure enough? Johannes Ullman, the inventor and Head of Technical Product Management for AirKey at EVVA explains how the highest level of security is also guaranteed for the Cloud Interface: "We have been rigorous in pursuing the high-security measures for AirKey to the Cloud Interface. The AirKey Cloud Interface is secured with API keys. In addition to this, all communication is encrypted. In this way, API access can be limited to individual IP addresses. Furthermore, the "two-factor authentication" option can be used to provide security. This means users will receive an SMS every time they log in, as with online banking, so that they can log in as an administrator.

Activate the interface using KeyCredits

You need 350 KeyCredits to activate the interface. Users can pay for it with their existing KeyCredits quota or with one-off use of the KeyCredits AirKey Cloud Interface card. "My tip: make sure that you have enough KeyCredits and select "Receive important e-mail updates from EVVA". This will ensure that you are notified in time when you run out of KeyCredits or they expire", says Seiss.


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