control for smartphones
New! (for Android mobile devices)
Ready for an upgrade to your
outdated magstripe card access system? Tired of the administrative
hassle of creating new cards due to
loss, wear, damage or personnel turnover? Is your company invested in
expensive host application software and can't afford to scrap it?
The BAS inexpensively upgrades traditional access systems
while integrating seamlessly with existing software at the host. The
the user's own smartphone to become his access credential,
replacing the magstripe ID card. The phone securely pairs with a
Bluetooth adapter at the host. (Requires a Bluetooth RS-232
adapter - shown right, sold separately. Adapter replaces a traditional
RS-232 magstripe reader.)
Secure, convenient and cost
effective, the BAS is suitable for any size application large or small.
Bluetooth Access Sentry (BAS) is an integral part of your existing
access control system, allowing the use of Android phones in place of
magnetic stripe cards & readers. Designed for use in home or
business, the BAS is an upgrade that essentially replaces existing
reader hardware. There are two primary components of the system:
- Android app - once installed, your mobile
device now becomes a virtual card credential that replaces your
magstripe card. The app is configurable with your pre-assigned card ID
or badge number.
- Bluetooth adapter - connects directly to your access system (PC or applicable card access host).
Replaces the traditional reader (e.g., magstripe / barcode).
Traditional systems utilize specialized
readers (magstripe, barcode, etc.) that require compatible cards which
must be individually programmed and are frequently lost. Secure and
convenient, the BAS upgrades these systems, allowing the employee's own
Android phone to act as his card credential. Outdated card reader equipment is
eliminated and is replaced with an inexpensive Bluetooth-to-RS232
adapter (see notes below). When the employee invokes an access
attempt, his Android device communicates wirelessly to the Bluetooth
adapter at the host, encrypting and sending the required card ID or
The BAS integrates seamlessly, requiring
no modifications to the host access system or its application software.
BAS app setup involves two simple steps: 1) pairing the adapter and 2)
entering the user's access ID (or employee badge number). After setup,
access is invoked with the simple tap of a button. The BAS is ideal for
upgrading and replacing a magstripe or barcode reader. (Can be used in
place of any reader that has a RS-232 interface and outputs ASCII card
the following BAS feature summary:
- Easy to setup;
simple to use.
magstripe and/or barcode readers.
- The user's
Android phone replaces the traditional card credential.
- An inexpensive
Bluetooth-to-RS232 adapter replaces the typical card reader.
communication via PIN-enabled Bluetooth encryption
- Outputs card data
strings in ASCII text format.
- Compatible with
any access control system that accepts ASCII card data via RS-232.
- Setup is quick
and easy, requiring only two simple steps.
configurable and expandable to suit any size application and any number
of access users.
- Requires no
modifications to the existing host access system or its application
- The BAS is not a complete access control
system but is an integral part of an existing system.
- It can replace any reader (magstripe, barcode,
etc.) that has RS-232 output interface.
- It can also replace a USB reader - only if it
utilizes a virtual COM port interface.
- Requires an inexpensive Bluetooth-to-RS232
adapter which eliminates the need for a card reader. (One such device
that has been tested with the BAS is the CableMax CM-BT232, available
for purchase from multiple online merchants.)
- A PIN number is required for adapter pairing.
In the interest of security, you should not use the adapter's default
PIN (e.g., 1234). Instead, choose a PIN that is not easily guessed.
- May also require a USB-to-RS232 adapter if the
host has no available RS-232 ports.
- The BAS
app is available on the Google
Play Store (for Android devices only).