Two challenges defined this project: We had to create a user-friendly smartphone app for Android and communicate with the door-handle over NFC (near field communication). The app won the Git Security Award 2016 and shows that Comerge managed to excel both at creating an outstanding user experience and developing a reliable NFC communication stack. This app was developed at our one-stop shop sodtware development company from Zürich.
dormakaba Evolo Smart
Access management on the go
The dormakaba Evolo Smart App brings access management to your fingertips.
Combining two worlds
Use a smartphone
The legacy device used to write access lists onto doors was expensive, clumsy, and hard to operate for the user. Using the technologies provided by modern smartphones seemed to be the logical evolutionary step for dormakaba's product management. Implementing the communication protocol supporting thousands of different Android devices proved to be quite the challenge.
NFC - Near Field Communication
Modern smartphones often come with an NFC-chip. We used NFC to establish a secure communication channel to send the access list updates to the locks.
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