OSS Integration with Tapkey
As a member of the OSS Association (Open Security Standards Association), we, together with other hardware and software manufacturers from the access industry, are developing a new standard in the field of mobile access.
The OSS Association focuses on developing new, open security standards. Read here how Tapkey contributes to innovation in the access control market.
Tapkey officially joined the Open Security Standards Association on August 3, 2020. The organization is dedicated to the introduction, development, and maintenance of standardization in safety technology.
“As a provider of an open Access as a Service platform, we are committed to establishing and implementing industry standards, because this makes it easier for hardware manufacturers and integrators to benefit from our technology. As a contributing member of the OSS Association, we will contribute our long-standing know-how to the OSS standardisation processes. In a rapidly developing technology environment, we strive to help, that new standards also meet the requirements of future solutions.”
Co-CEO and CTO of Tapkey
The primary goal is the promotion and development of global standards for security and access control systems. This includes protocols, components, and coding within the security market as well as the associated hardware and software.
In its first initiative, the OSS Association developed the OSS Standard Offline, which makes it much easier to integrate offline locks into access control systems. The standard is constantly being developed further and Tapkey is also working on it as a contributing member.
More than 50 international companies from the security and access market are currently part of the OSS organization. The OSS Association enables a permanent exchange between security consultants, specialists, and executives from the industry.
The market for mobile credentials is one of the fastest-growing, so the desire for a standard is growing. For this reason, the OSS Association is working with its members on an OSS Mobile Access Standard. As a mobile credential provider, Tapkey is significantly involved in the design. You can expand the Tapkey access solution with OSS Mobile Access-compatible interfaces.
Withdrawal of authorisations is one of the most difficult tasks, especially with offline systems. This is usually done by entering withdrawn credentials in so-called revocation lists and distributing them to the locking devices. The management is done by administration and is often laborious and error-prone. This is exactly where Tapkey’s proven revocation technology comes in. It offers a particularly secure, automated mechanism for withdrawing authorizations, which releases the administrator from the manual management of the revocation lists. This increases the security of the system.
A correctly set time on the locking device is critical for its safe operation. Tapkey detects deviations and synchronizes the time, if necessary—without user interaction. We see this functionality as a basic requirement for a simple and secure access control system.
The processing of complex locking plans is an integral part of our core features, such as recurring authorizations. Tapkey supports all main functions, such as the use of recurring schedules or the return of access events in the cloud.
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Do you have a hardware or software solution and would like to become part of the Tapkey Open Platform Ecosystem? Or are you planning a proprietary access solution in which Tapkey lends a helping hand as the background technology? Get in touch.
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