Make your mobile phone a secure virtual key with SMARTair’s Openow

  • 29 Jun 2018

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Introducing Openow from ASSA ABLOY; the new, complete mobile solution for SMARTair® wireless access control, making life easier and more secure for everyone.

Users of a SMARTair® access control system can open doors with their mobile phone and the Openow™ app.

Facility managers can send, revoke and update virtual keys from anywhere. For security staff, business owners and every user of a site, whether they be nurses on a ward, mobile workers in a co-working space or students in an accommodation block; Openow™ alleviates mobile credentials to the next level.

Openow™ allows facility managers and security administrators to have more control, with no more need to administer physical credentials.

Furthermore, it is quick and simple to upgrade an existing SMARTair® system to work with Openow™ or to install mobile-ready, wireless SMARTair® access control from scratch.


The new Openow™ app has been designed with convenience, security and user experience in mind, featuring virtual keys.

Information transfer between administration software, smartphone app and the SMARTair® device is protected by end-to-end encryption.

Félix Morán, SMARTair® Product Manager at ASSA ABLOY, explained that users of the Openow™ app will find it a delight to operate, right from the simple, secure email subscription to get it started.

“Tap a SMARTair® lock with your phone carrying a valid virtual key, and the door unlocks. The device you carry everywhere — the smartphone — now replaces a separate RFID card with MIFARE®, DESFire, iCLASS® and other proximity technologies,” Felix said.


Facility managers will find life so much simpler when managing access rights with the Openow™ mobile solution.

It is easy to change the validation time in the administration software to automatically update a user’s virtual key (when the phone has a signal) and if you cancel a virtual key, it vanishes instantly from a user’s app.

Facility managers can check and amend the validity of each virtual key whenever they wish and wherever they are.

The complete mobile solution includes the SMARTair® device range, with wireless escutcheons and cylinders plus wall readers; the intuitive SMARTair® TS1000 software; user credentials, e.g. cards and the new Openow™ app.

Business owners and directors project the right image for their premises when they offer mobile credentials via Openow™. Phones replace plastic key-cards, so there’s no need for a card activation terminal on reception or elsewhere.

Users also save time, because there’s no need to collect or validate an access card: your key is already on your smartphone.

Openow™ makes it easy to organise virtual keys inside the app, check how long they are valid, and protect them further with an individual PIN.

If you have virtual keys from multiple sites or premises, Openow™ easily handles those, too. No more key-card, or wondering where you left it; no more appointments to pick one up or have it revalidated.

With Openow™, if you have your phone, you are already carrying your keys.

To download the SMARTair® Openow™ for free, visit Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. For more info, click here.


Communications: Thomas Schulz
Phone: +49 (0) 30 81062970

Dukes Court/ Dukes Street
Surrey GU21 5BH
United Kingdom

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