Nexkey Core II is a smart cylinder that transforms any type of mechanical lock, door, cabinet or locker into a smart, cloud-connected device, able to be managed and unlocked via a smartphone.

Introduced in 2019, the original Nexkey Core won best new product in wireless access control at ISC West as a device making any type of mechanical door smart, without hubs, wires, or additional hardware required.

The improvements in Nexkey Core II help customers maintain the product and improve the daily user experience by extending compatibility beyond traditional door locks to nearly any type of mechanical lock.

Nexkey improved the design of Core II to make battery changes faster and easier. The battery is now more secured in its housing, and the redesign of the handle and concave secure screw allows a smoother process from start to finish.

Engineering also redesigned the handle to ensure a better user experience when rotating Nexkey Core II to unlock. The unique shape of the new handle allows for better and more natural grip when unlocking a variety of lock types. This new handle also makes Nexkey Core II more durable from any potential damage.

Without having to pull out a phone and open the app, users can now unlock Nexkey Core II with proximity unlock. Audit logs will distinguish between a regular unlock and proximity unlock made by the user. Admins can turn this feature off for added security by requiring the user to open the app. This feature works with iOS and Android devices.

Nexkey Core II can now outfit mechanical locks on popular cabinet types like cam, plunger, ratchet locks, and more. This is specifically helpful for customers like retailers who manage access for hundreds of store associates and need to secure every retail cabinet to battle internal theft. With this change, Nexkey Core II has expanded access management beyond doors, to secure assets in lockers, cabinets, and more with one platform.

Businesses can efficiently operate their spaces and secure people and assets with Nexkey Core II while simplifying access and gaining data throughout their space, not just the perimeter. In this new normal, automation and data throughout a smart building will be key.

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