Dormakaba launches access-control management software

Dormakaba’s new Keyscan Aurora 1.0.21 access-control management software provides a single software solution that powers Keyscan access-control systems, regardless of size or complexity.

“We’ve added two innovative integrations: Destination Dispatch, a smart elevator system, and ButterflyMX, a smart video intercom system, to make it easier for individuals to move from one place to the next,” said Scott McNulty, senior product manager, electronic access and data. “Both integrations make it easier for users to flow efficiently and securely through the building.”

Keyscan Aurora integrates with the Destination Dispatch smart elevator system, eliminating the need for traditional analog and relay-based connectivity to the elevator dispatching system. This means the elevator will already know which floor passengers are going to before they board. Destination Dispatch groups passengers for the same destinations into the same elevators, thereby reducing wait and travel times when compared to a traditional approach where all passengers wishing to ascend or descend enter any available lift and then request their destination.

How it Works

  1. Passengers throughout the building present their access-control credentials and call for an elevator using a touchscreen or keypad located near the elevator bank.
  2. Destination Dispatch software analyses all elevator call requests and coordinates trips based on passengers’ floor access permissions set by Keyscan’s access-control management software.
  3. Destination Dispatch directs passengers to an assigned elevator bank.
  4. Elevator arrives and takes passengers to their destinations faster and more economically.

Integrating a ButterflyMX system with Keyscan Aurora allows tenants to manage access to their facility from their ButterflyMX smartphone app using the permissions set in the Aurora database. They can also receive video calls, call elevators, unlock doors remotely, and grant managed access for delivery and service providers.

This integration offers enhanced, cloud-based/cloud-activated security and is ideal for office, co-working, industrial, warehouse and multihousing settings.

Other Keyscan Aurora 1.0.21 enhancements include introduction of the new Aurora API for simple customer integrations with third-party systems; additional features and improvements to Dormakaba wireless locks, Best offline locks and E-Plex locks; and the ability to change new and existing credentials and send to one or more sites.