This project is pretty cool. Phunware’s residential product allows tenants to order services and communicate with building related personnel including facility managers. Incorporating door control and management in the app for tenants is brilliant. I hope the testing protocol is robust before this is rolled out. And as a tenant, I would still want a lock, such as the good ol deadbolt, to lock when I absolutely want to know the door is locked. The Salto features will be great for convenience, e.g. going for a run or popping out to the store when one doesn’t want to carry a bunch of keys. But there will be times, e.g. while sleeping at night, that you want to know the door is locked with a key. I guess I am old school in this way.
"Norcross, Georgia –January 29, 2018 — SALTO Systems, a leading manufacturer of electronic access control solutions, has partnered with Phunware, an enterprise mobile software company, to deliver integrated mobile access control platforms that offer easy-to-use applications for both multi-family residential property managers and residents.
SALTO Systems is a worldwide leading manufacturer of battery-operated RFID locking systems supplying its solutions to a variety of industry verticals including multi-family residential, healthcare, education, transport, government, and hospitality. Phunware’s enterprise mobile app lifecycle management platform helps brands engage, manage and monetize mobile users worldwide.
The first joint project—a luxury high rise in Miami with hundreds of doors—leverages an integration between the SALTO and Phunware platforms to allow residents to manage SALTO electronic locks with the same Phunware-powered application they use to submit work orders, receive package delivery notifications and other luxury living essentials. The integration eliminates the need for a physical access card by securely sending a mobile key to a registered and verified iOS or Android device. If the device is lost or stolen, access can immediately be updated.
The project will function using a SHIP integration with the Phunware mobile application. SHIP is a proprietary communications protocol based on a software dialog that allows third-party access control providers to manage and control SALTO offline and wireless locking devices by way of their own software graphical user interface (GUI). Even though the SALTO locks are governed by the SALTO service, the operations are triggered by Phunware’s GUI.
“This is an innovative integration that draws on strengths from both SALTO and Phunware to deliver user-friendly access control at an enterprise level,” said SALTO Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales Michael J. Mahon. “As a leading access control provider for multi-family developments, SALTO is enriching our products for this important vertical and by working with Phunware we deliver a solution that is robust and efficient.”
“With the integration of SALTO’s mobile access control, our mobile solutions for residential and mixed-use real estate continue to set industry standards,” said Alan S. Knitowski, Phunware CEO and co-founder. “Transforming the user experience for residents, patients, shoppers, fans and all other mobile consumers is a key part of the mobile future we’ve envisioned at Phunware since 2009. We’re excited to begin working with SALTO to transform the resident experience for users across the country.”
About SALTO Systems
SALTO Systems is a global leader in the development and manufacture of world-class access control solutions, particularly in sectors where security is critical – hospitality, airports, healthcare, government, education, sports and entertainment venues, and more. The company revolutionized access control with a pioneering approach that featured the first stand-alone, battery-powered electronic lock; the SALTO Virtual Network (SVN) data-on-card technology; and the first wireless access control system that combined a stand-alone locking device with online, real-time capabilities – all without using wires or mechanical keys. SALTO’s leading-edge hardware and software technologies are in use in more than 15,000 installations worldwide, with an estimated 20 million daily users. SALTO is headquartered in northern Spain, with local offices in 25 countries and a partner network that extends its reach to nearly every region of the globe.
Phunware is the pioneer of Multiscreen as a Service (MaaS), a fully integrated suite of platform products, solutions and data that allows brands to engage, manage and monetize their anytime, anywhere mobile application users worldwide. Phunware creates category-defining mobile experiences for the world’s most respected brands, with more than 800 million active devices touching its platform each month. For more information