STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - Sep 10, 2012) - ASSA ABLOY launches Seos, the world's
first commercial ecosystem for digital
keys on NFC mobile phones. Seos makes it possible to open a door by passing
mobile phone over the lock.
ASSA ABLOY Seos is the world's first commercial ecosystem for issuing,
delivering and revoking digital keys on mobile phones with NFC technology.
Seos, mobile phones can replace mechanical keys and access cards and open
to homes, hotels, offices, hospitals, universities, industries and
buildings. The Seos logotype on locks, mobile applications, access cards
sites indicates compliance and interoperability with the Seos mobile
"We have done numerous trials in different environments and the feedback we
from security professionals as well as from end users is that they really
to open all doors with their mobile phones and stop using keys and access
This is a possibility, since basically any kind of door can be equipped
Seos-enabled lock," says Daniel Berg, Vice President ASSA ABLOY Mobile
With Seos, home owners can send temporary digital keys to visitors,
babysitters from their own mobile phones. Issued keys can be revoked
same interface. Home owners no longer have to lend out physical keys and
about them being lost or copied.
Hotel guests can check in and out with their mobile phones and receive
hotel room keys before arriving at the hotel. Lines of guests waiting at
reception will be a thing of the past and hotel staff can spend more time
improving service levels in other ways.
In offices and commercial buildings, access to rooms and cabinets can be
centrally. Security staff can send temporary digital keys to visitors and
service staff wirelessly without having to manage physical keys and access
cards. For even higher security, Seos digital keys can be protected by
phone PIN codes.
"Experts from the ASSA ABLOY Group have joined forces to create Seos. The
development team has worked with secure identity and access control experts
HID Global, lock developers at Sargent, Corbin Russwin and Yale, and with
hospitality professionals at VingCard Elsafe. As a result Seos can be
different end user needs and local standards. With Seos, ASSA ABLOY can
the most flexible infrastructure for digital keys on the market today,"
Seos is based on open standards and works with all standards-compliant NFC
mobile phones. The Seos digital keys are delivered with end-to-end
and stored securely on SIM cards, embedded secure elements or Micro SD
cards. Multiple Seos digital keys for a variety of different locks can be
on a single mobile phone and remain active even if the phone is turned off
out of battery power.
Seos digital keys will also work with solutions based on the iCLASS®
control platform from HID Global, an ASSA ABLOY Group brand. The highly
adaptable and secure iCLASS SE platform delivers improved security, privacy
portability and includes iCLASS SE readers and iCLASS Seos cards that are
interoperable with commercial and residential locks, as well as NFC-enabled
smartphones and other devices carrying Seos digital keys. The iCLASS Seos
has been selected by the ASIS International organization as a winner of the
2012 ASIS Accolades - Security's Best competition, which recognizes the
industry's most innovative new technologies, products and services.
About the Seos ecosystem
The Seos ecosystem includes a secure key-delivery mechanism, trusted
manager, applications for mobile phones, lock and reader support, and SDKs
OEMs and developers. As mobile network operators launch their NFC services,
ASSA ABLOY Seos trusted service manager (TSM) is being integrated so that
can be utilized on their devices and SIM cards. Seos is also offered for
integration with device manufacturers' embedded secure elements and to non
NFC-enabled Blackberry, Android and iPhone devices with NFC add-ons.
NFC, Near Field Communication, is a short-range wireless communication
technology standard that enables the exchange of data between devices over
distance of up to 10 cm. Applications include contactless transactions such
payment and transit ticketing, keys, data transfers including electronic
business cards, and access to online digital content.
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For more information please contact:
Daniel Berg, Vice President ASSA ABLOY Mobile Keys
Phone: +46 (0) 8 506 485 06, E-mail: email@example.com
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