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SALTO Announces Partnership with Phunware to Deliver Mobile Access Control Solutions to Multi Family Developments

Wednesday 31 January 2018

SALTO has partnered with Phunware, an enterprise mobile software company, to deliver integrated mobile access control platforms that offer easy-to-use applications for both multi-family residential property managers and residents. 

The first joint project is a luxury high rise in Miami with hundreds of doors, and leverages an integration between the SALTO and Phunware platforms to allow residents to manage SALTO electronic locks with the same Phunware-powered application they use to submit work orders, receive package delivery notifications and other luxury living essentials. The integration eliminates the need for a physical access card by securely sending a mobile key to a registered and verified iOS or Android device. If the device is lost or stolen, access can immediately be updated.

The project will function using a SHIP integration with the Phunware mobile application. SHIP is a proprietary communications protocol based on a software dialog that allows third-party access control providers to manage and control SALTO offline and wireless locking devices by way of their own software graphical user interface (GUI). Even though the SALTO locks are governed by the SALTO service, the operations are triggered from Phunware’s GUI.

“This is an innovative integration that draws on strengths from both SALTO and Phunware to deliver user-friendly access control at an enterprise level,” said SALTO Senior Vice President of Commercial Sales Michael J. Mahon. “As a leading access control provider for multi family developments, SALTO is enriching our products for this important vertical and by working with Phunware we deliver a solution that is robust and efficient.”

“With the integration of SALTO’s mobile access control, our mobile solutions for residential and mixed-use real estate continue to set industry standards,” said Alan S. Knitowski, Phunware CEO and co-founder. “Transforming the user experience for residents, patients, shoppers, fans and all other mobile consumers is a key part of the mobile future we’ve envisioned at Phunware since 2009. We’re excited to begin working with SALTO to transform the resident experience for users across the country.”