CAR SHARING ACCESS CONTROL AND SECURITY PROVIDED BY RFID-ENABLED USER AUTHENTICATION
A leading international car sharing company ensures success with RFID. ELATEC solution provides the required versatility, durability and obsolescence protection.
A major international car sharing company required a vehicle access control solution to enable a simplified reservation process, assured vehicle security, and a single part number for an RFID card reader that works for multiple, different car sharing locations.
Supporting multiple and evolving access control technologies, ease of integration and absolute reliability were key concerns for the company, while maintaining convenience and security for drivers. The company needed to provide user authentication and secure unlocking of the car for the customer.
RFID was determined to be the most secure and cost-effective solution over magnetic stripe, bar code and biometric alternatives. Using ELATEC RFID card reader technology, the company provided newly registered customers a permanent RFID card for access to their vehicles, eliminating both the need for a rental agent and for car keys to be physically issued to the driver.
LATEC’s TWN4 MultiTech 2 card reader was selected for its versatility in supporting more than 60 RFID technologies simultaneously, ensuring compatibility with multiple, different car sharing systems requiring integration as a result of numerous acquisitions worldwide. This single part number solution ensures the correct card reader is installed in the finished product. And as the TWN4 MultiTech 2 card reader is remotely programmable, adding additional RFID technologies or modifying card reader behavior is easily done with remote communication, eliminating the need for expensive and time-consuming touch labor.
ELATEC is a world leader in RFID readers for user authentication in access control and authorization applications. Their multifunctional designs support LF and HF frequencies, Near-Field Communication (NFC) and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).