Tapkey Feature Overview

Whether in the field of coworking, car sharing or unattended delivery: there are different application scenarios for which access to buildings, vehicles or furniture is required. One thing is clear: Tapkey can be used to digitally open all types of doors. But if you want to integrate an access control system into your own software, you need a little more detail. 

We at Tapkey offer two integration options. With the lightweight integration end users still use the Tapkey app to register and unlock smart locks. With the seamless integration on the other hand, the entire unlock process is integrated into the existing app. Watch out! We have summarized the central features of our access control system. So integrators can easily compare Tapkey with other systems.

  Characteristic/Feature Available?
Tapkey App Native apps (iOS and Android) und web portal  yes
  In English, German and 14 other language yes
  Simple and intuitive use without software knowledge for all ages yes
  Geo-sorting for easy finding of the closest lock  yes
Software Works with transponder and app yes
  System works without internet connectivity yes
  Designed for an unlimited number of doors and users yes
  Easy management of access permissions  yes
  Opening doors with Bluetooth and NFC yes
  Time-limited access authorisations yes
  Easy grouping of locks (from Q3 2020) yes
  View battery status remotely for battery operated locks yes
  Tracking of access activities yes
  Full transparency about access authorisations yes
  Unlock doors remotely no
Hardware A variety of locks suitable for different use cases yes
  All doors can be retrofitted, regardless of the manufacturer yes
  Works parallely to physical keys no
  Designed as offline products, locks also work in the event of a power failure yes
  Battery-free products, e.g. Smart Reader yes
  Installation possible through partner companies yes
Integration Open and flexible software interface (API) yes
  Developer kits (Mobile SDK and Lock SDK) for software developer yes

Detailed documentation about integration at Tapkey for Developers

  Existing implementations, e.g. Cobot, SKEPP yes
Service and security Development of the system according to a security by design approach yes
  Security checks on a regular basis yes
  Stable and scalable backend infrastructure yes
  Secure end-to-end encryption yes
  System complies with EU GDPR yes
  Customer service for support requests yes


Tapkey provides integrators from various verticals with a publicly accessible API. This enables third-party applications to add smart access to their own system. The coworking management software Cobot and the office as a service provider, SKEPP, were able to convince themselves of the simple integration and now benefit from the advantages of an integrated mobile access control.

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