Keyless Entry2019-10-01T11:58:34+10:00

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry is the latest in connected car technology. Providing your fleet with the ability to lock and unlock your vehicles using a smartphone, RFID or building access card. Smartrak has expanded its Mobility portfolio to include Keyless Entry as it continually looks for ways to make sharing resources more effective and efficient for your organisation. Staff make a reservation through Smartrak’s Pool Booking, then head directly out to the carpark and unlock the car. No delays stopping off to pick up the keys.

No more trekking across campus to get the car keys. Walk straight from your office to the car park and unlock the car from your smartphone.

Key Features

  • Save time accessing vehicles and finding keys

  • Use existing smartphone or access cards to access vehicles

  • Seamlessly integrated with Pool Booking

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Keyless Entry

How it works

RFID Card / Staff Pass

Mobile Unlock

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Why go Keyless?

Many organisations with shared vehicle fleets are spread out over large campuses or multiple car parking lots. The user experience for a driver is to walk from their office to where on campus the keys are stored. Then walk out to the parking lot. With Keyless, staff can make a beeline directly from their office to the parking lot, unlocking the car with their phone or staff access card. The result is time saving and no more lost keys.

RFID or Proximity Card Access

Keyless Vehicle Entry can be configured to work with RFID or Proximity card readers such as HID®, typically found on most building access control systems. Using card numbers, Keyless downloads bookings from the Smartrak Pool Booking system to authenticate and authorise drivers. For instance, driver Jane Smith’s access card is granted permission to use the vehicle between the hours of 10am and 2pm, the duration of Jane’s booking.

Cellular Connectivity

Keyless Entry comes with an integrated 3G cellular modem that works in over 250 countries around the world. Real-time data logging from the device of diagnostic data means easier support and troubleshooting should a problem arise. Capture important events like door locked, door unlocked and ignition on/off. Secure firmware updates Over The Air (OTA) means your device’s operating system can be updated at any time.

Our Design

Over three years of research and development has gone into Keyless, with successful deployments at a number of sites in Australia and the United States. The device was completely designed in house and that means our engineers and support team has full access to the inner workings and integrations.

Technical Integration Information

Inside the vehicle, a ‘black box’ gets wired into the car’s electrical system by an installer – typically an automotive electrician – using an installation guide that we provide.

This black box taps into the various electrical circuits of the car, such as central locking and immobilization (a.k.a. starter cut). Whilst the black box is compatible with most makes and models, the actual installation may vary according to make and model and hence the need for a professional installer who has access to vehicle wiring diagrams and/or be able to probe wires without setting off airbags.

Embedded inside the black box is a cellular modem and micro-controller which runs our firmware. Our modems and SIM cards will operate in over 140 countries and we can even cater for use cases where there is no cellular reception, such as Smartphone + Bluetooth or RFID/Proximity cards.

Our cloud platform primarily consists of an API endpoint for your software to integrate with and a translator that bridges API commands to the device firmware over 3G/4G cellular connection.

The cloud platform handles all aspects of security, cellular data transmission and data exchange. For instance, when you need to send commands to the vehicle, such as unlock the doors, your software simply makes an API call to our platform and waits for the return code.

When certain events happen inside the car, such as Ignition On, an event is pushed up from the vehicle to our message queue. As part of the provisioning process for Keyless Entry, you can specify your own API endpoint that we will push these events to – i.e. a webhook.

We supply the in-car device and the cloud platform. You supply the user front-end and anything associated with the user, such as membership, account management, authorization, billing, managing bookings/reservations and so on.

Your developers then integrate our API endpoints to control the hardware inside the vehicle. Examples include locking the doors, turning on power to an external RFID reader, and so on.

An important distinction to note when an API call is made, the action will be performed. It is up to your developers to code logic wrappers around these API calls. For instance, only send the unlock command if the user has a valid booking and they are a paid-up member.

As an alternative to developing your own systems, you may like to our own software, Smartrak’s Pool Booking, which is fully integrated with Keyless Entry out-of-the-box and is highly customisable.

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