“Though it is implementation dependent, Bluetooth® technology provides the security features and options that enable secure solutions, including the digital key.”
– Ram Vedantham, Texas Instruments
According to Youngji Kim, Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) market research program manager, geofencing is another prime example of using Bluetooth® technology to support digital key and access control solutions. “Industrial complexes can use the phone as a way of identifying individuals to restrict access to hazardous areas,” said Kim.
Industrial facilities, such as warehouses, factory floors, and chemical plants, that need to prohibit employees without proper training from accessing hazardous areas can harvest tremendous benefits from access control solutions. With the added value of location-based services, such as personnel tracking, alerts can be sent to personnel and facility managers should an employee or visitor wander close to or enter a hazardous area, enhancing safety for all. And, should an emergency happen, first responders can locate and get to individuals quicker if they know their exact position and status in a facility.
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