What are Mobile Keys exactly and how do they work?
Mobile keys are digital keys to open doors via a smartphone. This can be done for every door in every building.
Also referred to as mobile keyless entry or digital key, Mobile Keys allow a guest to use their smartphone as a hotel key. Next generation mobile keys in hotels don’t use Bluetooth anymore. Instead, it’s based on the Internet of Things. The only thing you need is a good working phone which is connected to the internet via WiFi or 3G/4G/5G.
The guest can open the door via a webapp on his phone. Therefore an app install isn’t necessary anymore. The phone sends a signal via IoT to the intelligent doorlocks and then the door will be unlocked.
This is the fastest technology on the market. The door will be unlocked within 250ms. Bluetooth (BLE) response time is a lot slower.