2N has launched a smart access control unit and readers that set a new benchmark in speed, reliability and security, for mobile access control for UK offices and buildings. Research already indicates that more than four in ten office workers' preferred method for storing access credentials is their smartphone.

Harnessing Bluetooth-based mobile access technology, the new 2N Access Unit M multi-technology access control and its readers make it much easier for property developers, distributors and installers to provide multi-factor authentication options for buildings. Choices now include RFID, RFID combined with mobile access via Bluetooth, or RFID with a keypad, which is perfect for projects that require two-factor authentication.

This breakthrough technology means faster access with a higher building security level. In addition, the device’s built-in controller also ensures that property owners and companies have a smooth transition to the next-generation Bluetooth-based mobile access technology that is the foundation for adopting much quicker, easier, safer and more flexible access solutions in the future. The new Bluetooth technology will be available at the end of April.

2N Access Unit M’s compact, slimline design fits beautifully with different door frames and its attractive glass front panel that is guaranteed scratch-free for five years completes an elegant design solution for different office building and lift access control needs. The new unit is fitted to door frames in minutes, requires minimal office cabling and can be configured and administered remotely, so access system installation and office fit-out times are accelerated.

Manufactured in the Czech Republic from hard-wearing materials, and with a protection rating of IP55 and IK07, the 2N Access Unit M is well suited to outdoor and harsh environment applications. The reader securely communicates with the web interface, with 2N Access Commander administration software and the 2N Mobile Key mobile application.