QR Code based Access Control


About Solution:

Everything we do today is done through a single ‘tap’ on our mobile devices. With a single ‘tap’ we can share things on social media, check our health status, communicate with others, so on and so forth. A similar trend can be seen with access control, which first started with the RFID cards. Then it was biometrics and now we see the dawn of mobile credentials for access control.

Matrix’s “Your Mobile is Your Identity” technology offers QR Code based Identification for opening doors by simply scanning the QR code from an authorised mobile phone through COSEC APTA App. It is a simple process of authentication that offers convenience to users while increasing the overall security of an organization at the same time.

Advantages and Benefits:

Features Advantage Benefit
QR Code based Identification Simply scan the QR Code on your mobile phone from a distance of up to three to five feet for gaining access. Convenience
Mobile as User Credential People rarely forget their mobile phones and do not give them away as easily as their RFID cards. Convenience
Contactless Identification Users don’t have to touch the scanner. Hygiene
User Identification Linked to Mobile IMEI COSEC Server ties every user with his/her mobile’s unique IMEI number. Security
Server Encrypted QR Code Centralized server creates a QR Code and distributes to the respective users over encrypted communication. Mobile user does not have any access or control over the QR Code that is generated. Security
Customer Created QR Codes Organizations create their own QR Codes by embedding their 2-byte key. Security
24-bit Encryption for Mobile to Server Communication Mobile to server communication is encrypted with the provision to use customer-owned certificates. Security
Eliminate Card or Biometric Readers Eliminate expensive devices, panels, wiring, installation and AMC costs. Cost
Multiple QR Codes Multiple QR Codes can be used to speed up ingress/egress to avoid congestion and queues. Speed and Throughput
 Printed QR Codes at Entry and Exit Points  Reduces setup time.
Works where biometric or card readers are not easy to deploy.
Faster Installation

How it Works:

  • User has to scan QR Code given by the door using COSEC APTA application from a Mobile phone registered with the COSEC CENTRA server.
  • Camera will start by twisting a mobile phone or opening it from the COSEC APTA application.
  • COSEC APTA sends user event to COSEC ARC door controller for user access verification.
  • Upon verification, COSEC ARC door controller opens the door lock connected to its relay port.

QR Code based Access Control


The solution is highly useful under below mentioned circumstances:

Where Door Controllers are Difficult to Install by the Door
E.g. Glass Doors: Installing door controllers on glass doors may cause the glass to break. Instead, we can directly stick a QR Code on the glass and mount COSEC ARC on a din-rail above the door.

For a Cost Effective Solution
This solution eliminates reader as well as door controller costs.

Connectivity Diagram:

QR Code based Access Control

Note:COSEC PANEL LITE (V2) required, if COSEC ARC V1 is used as a door controller.

Target Audience:

  • Corporates: Easy to install at glass doors and office chambers.
  • Healthcare: Being a contactless technology, the solution prevents hygiene issues.
  • BFSI: End to end encryption increases the overall security.
  • Manufacturing: 100% user identification irrespective of fingerprint quality.

Devices Required:

  • COSEC APTA (Mobile App)
  • COSEC PANEL LITE V2 (Optional – required if used COSEC ARC V1)

Guidelines to Generate QR Code:

  • Encrypt the key through https://www.tools4noobs.com/online_tools/encrypt.
  • The key should contain the following code. This information needs to be encrypted:
    {“version”:”1”,”ip”:”IP of Door Controller/PANEL LITE”,” port”:”80”, ”pdid”:”0”,”mode”:”0”}
    Set Mode: “0” for Entry, “1” for Exit
    pdid: Set “0” in case of Direct Door
    Insert “Door ID” in case of Panel Door
    Version: Set “1” by Default
    Port: Set “80” by Default
  • Once you generate the encrypted string, you may generate the QR Code through https://www.the-qrcode-generator.com/

Customer Reference:

Gold’s Gym is using QR Code based Access Control and appreciated Matrix with the following words:

“We acknowledge and appreciate your product and we look forward to have such excellence in near future as well. As a token of appreciation, we would like to certify your agency as “The best IT Vendors”. Wish you all the best for your works”. – IT Head, Gold’s Gym

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For More Information:
Blog: http://www.matrixcomsec.com/blog/?p=201
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQGpyOUWKDM


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