The SR3 Bluetooth & proximity reader, for use with existing 125 kHz cards or via a mobile credential, can be deployed within the DMP Virtual Keypad app. This solution is designed to give users convenience. Plus, this gives customers a Bluetooth access control solution that creates an easy-to-deploy mobile credential without ongoing monthly costs. The reader gives customers an advanced access control solution, and yet the new mobile credentials are just as easy to manage virtually, without having to ship, mail or deliver physical credentials. Once credentials are assigned, those users automatically receive an email with instructions on how to log in to Virtual Keypad to begin using their mobile credentials immediately. From purchase to issuing, the new mobile credentials are electronically and instantly transmitted to the user. The card data is nearly impossible to copy or clone — plus, it’s far less likely to be lost or stolen. Bluetooth operates flexibly through wireless networking at short range. When in range for access control, BLE securely transmits the credential to the reader using encrypted technology that’s protected behind the smartphone’s security parameters. Additionally, the credential is programed with a unique ID number that’s embedded on the readers so that readers and credentials only acknowledge each other with matching ID numbers.