Vanderbilt adds QR500 reader to access control line-up


Vanderbilt has added Zkteco’s QR500 readers to the company’s access control portfolio. The QR500 reader is a new generation of intelligent access control readers. It has fast scanning speeds, high recognition rates, high compatibility, and, importantly, can be connected to ACT365 access control units.

“Access control QR readers offer a convenient and cost-effective method of maintaining order and flow”, begins Paul McCarthy, Product Manager at Vanderbilt. “Moreover, they have proven to be easy to use, not only for system users but also for end-users. Now Vanderbilt is adding another layer to their offering by bringing the ACT365 compatible QR500 reader into our already enhanced access control portfolio.”

QR codes are known for their simplicity and effectiveness. The QR500 reader has a recognition distance of more than 50mm for QR codes, which can be generated for visitors in ACT365 and sent to them via email. So, when a user is sent a QR code from ACT365 to their smartphone, all they have to do is simply scan this QR code at a QR500 reader, and they are granted access.

McCarthy explains the working mechanics of the solution in more detail: “After scanning the QR code, the reader sends the unique data captured in the code to the service provider. If the data in the code links up with the QR code reader’s data, it grants access to the individual who scanned the code.” QR codes are generated directly from the ACT365 cardholder page with validity periods. This allows for a more secure and controlled environment as only a system operator can create the temporary QR Code in ACT365 and grant access to specified individuals.

The QR500 reader is a Wiegand enabled device, simple to install, and is perfect for Visitor Management in multiple environments. These include hotels, B&B’s, sporting facilities, VIP shopping appointments, health clinic appointments, or delivery services.