SEAMLESSᵐᵉ upgrades existing access control systems: no keys, key cards or key fobs are needed. Users don’t have to exert any effort when walking through our gates.
It enables the easy, reliable and secure communication between smart devices such as smart phones and entry points such as gates or access control readers. Users can then pass access points hands-free and without any interaction.
Once entry points are equipped with SEAMLESSᵐᵉ, only holders of entitled smart devices are granted access.
Via SDKs, the technology is embedded in your user’s phone. SEAMLESSᵐᵉ can be integrated into your existing corporate app. If you’re not using an app, we can provide a SEAMLESSᵐᵉ app for your company. The best thing about it: It works offline as well.
The administrative app centralizes the management of access rights for employees. It enables companies to oversee all of their offices, security areas and different company sites at the same time. Furthermore, this component makes sure that the entire communication is secured, and all encryption keys are used properly.
A dedicated communication unit can easily be added to existing access control solutions. This enables communication with a smartphone in a secure and reliable way. It can be directly added to a speedgate, to a door, to an existing reader or somewhere nearby to make sure the communication and positioning works properly.
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How it works
SEAMLESSᵐᵉ runs completely on your smartphone.
Conventional doors, automatic separation systems or even speed gates can be equipped with SEAMLESSᵐᵉ.
SEAMLESSᵐᵉ enables the communication between entry points such as gates or access control readers and apps for smart devices, so the user can pass access points without any interaction. Only holders of entitled smart devices are allowed access.
Let’s get technical: Our SDKs
SEAMLESSᵐᵉ offers two SDKs: the access SDK and the gait analysis SDK. Both SDKs are available for Android and iOS and can be easily integrated into existing systems.
By embedding the access SDK, you can easily extend your existing app so that your employees can enjoy the frictionless access without any additional app. Your app will either identify your employees by their existing staff login or by generating a virtual badge number. The secure connection with doors or gates as well as the indoor positioning is done in the background by our SDK.
To provide extra security for your app we provide an abuse detection via gait analysis in our second SDK. As soon as your app authenticated the user by e.g. username/password, you can simply activate the SDK and the continuous gait analysis starts. As soon as the owner of the phone changes or her behaviour is significantly different, your app will be notified and therefore access can restricted.
An easy way to ensure anonymous and efficient
communication structures in cases of notifable
SEAMLESSᵐᵉ can be amplified by a Contact Tracing System, that helps companies to adjust to rising health protection requirements, to create a safer environment for their employees.
The system gathers encrypted information on who passes checkpoints and stays in certain areas. It it only reconnects data on encounters if someone is affected but never shares details on timing, length or whereabouts of this encounter.
If operators are informed about notifiable diseases, the system provides a list of those team members who actually need to be notified. This prevents lockdowns of an entire office or factory, while it respects the employee’s privacy at the same time.
Runs completely in the background, without any user interaction
Checkpoints communicate with the employee’s smartphones
Information is encrypted and will only be reconnected if someone needs to be notified
Precautionary measures or preventive quarantines can be based on reliable data
Affected employees will be informed immediately, but won’t be able to reconstruct the origin
The system evaluates carefully who else spent a long enough time in the affected areas
Our ManagementHub provides a complete list of everyone who needs to be notified
Employees can be informed immediately
Frictionless and secure autentication.
The human gait is unique. SEAMLESSᵐᵉ can recognize a person carrying a smart Device unambiguously based on their gait. This can serve as an extra layer of security, for example if an area within your company requires more restriction.
Here’s how it works:
Bluetooth LE protocol.
We opted for using Bluetooth for data transfer between mobile devices and our Communication Unit because of its availability and low energy consumption. However, Bluetooth can be quite unreliable, insecure and comes with a lot of restrictions – which is why we created SBLEC. That’s an abbreviation of Secure Bluetooth Low Energy Communication, a protocol built on top of the Bluetooth LE stack that tackles these challenges.
If a unique identification is needed, we need to work with personal data. The highly sensetive biometric data is often stored at the company, but we believe that the only instance that should be in possession of such data is the user. That’s why we use a GDPR compliant behavior-based authentication approach, where all data stays on the user’s device.
Elliptic Curves allow us to use smaller keys compared to RSA while providing a higher level of security, heavily reducing storage and transmission requirements.
Our Communication Unit uses a dedicated chip with an embedded processor designed to protect cryptographic keys and perform cryptographic operations. This ensures that keys never leave the trusted, tamper resistant environment during their whole lifecycle – even if a controller gets compromised.
gained by developing
bdrive is a highly secure end-to-end encrypted cloud storage solution certified by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI). In fact, the use of bdrive by government agencies is compliant with the federal data protection act because of the way it uses state of the art cryptography. Based on this experience security is in our core and helps us to provide a great user experience by still providing the highest level of security.
SEAMLESSᵐᵉ started as a research project at the Hasso-Plattner-Institut in Potsdam. Since the project became a part of neXenio, our team of Software Engineers, Developers and Data Scientists has been turning the findings on secure authentication into an access control solution that actually provides an experience first approach.
We work with
Our cryptography concepts are developed and evaluated in cooperation with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security (AISEC) and the Hasso Plattner Istitute (HPI). The scientific and technical employees are known for their competence in network security as well as security of embedded systems and enjoy international reputation.