Safetrust has released touchless mobile access and WiFi options for existing HID iCLASS SE and multiCLASS SE readers using its SABRE MODULE.

The SABRE MODULE is WiFi-enabled and supports digital certificate 802.1x authentication, MQTT and SIA OSDP, allowing full remote management of the traditional RFID reader, no matter the reader’s current wiring configuration. The module is made in the USA and comes with a lifetime warranty.

The 30-second plug-in makes the SABRE MODULE the fastest way to enable touchless mobile access at the door, turnstile or elevator, while using existing readers.

Dynamic credential management means administrators can instantly issue and reissue a secure mobile credential to employees or visitors with the click of a button, removing the need for face-to-face onboarding and handling cards.

“We independently developed the SABRE MODULE to extend the useful life of existing HID iCLASS SE and multiCLASS SE readers by adding the connectivity and sensor features that were missing,” said Jason Hart, chief executive officer of Safetrust.

“By adding IoT technology to the reader, organisations can augment their traditional physical access solution and utilise the readers as network-connected sensors for touchless access, presence detection and remote management, in addition to being forward capable as industry standards evolve.”

* In a recent development, HID has said use of what it calls ‘parasitic’ modules voids HID warranty not only on readers but also on on controllers. Safetrust has responded by saying it will replace, like for like, any reader where warranty is not honoured because of the use of its modules.