Linear BluePass Access Control Solution

BluePass ecosystem of smartphone and tablet-based mobile credentials and multi-technology Bluetooth readers provide a more secure, easy to use approach to access control.

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BluePass Issuance Access Ecosystem

BluePass Access Ecosystem

Linear BluePass Is The All-In-One Mobile Access Ecosystem With Both Bluetooth And Legacy Reader Capability

The customer’s existing access control system (controller, corresponding software and common electronic locks) that supports Wiegand type readers (including Nortek Security & Control’s Linear access control system).

BluePass multi-technology readers (Bluetooth and 125 kHz 26 to 37 bit card & Fob compatible) which can be installed using existing wiring. A Dealer App that provides ability to register, set-up, and update the reader. An end-user credential app (that together with an ordinary Android and Apple iOS Bluetooth smart phone works as a secure credential). BluePass cloud service for easy and fast management and issuance of credentials

BluePass Access Ecosystem

Touch and Present

"Touch and Present"

The BluePass experience is simple to use and handles both legacy and Bluetooth credential support without compromise to the user experience.

For Legacy Credential Support (legacy systems using 26 to 37-bit 125kHz credentials), just touch the reader and present the legacy credential for access.

For BLE Credential support, simply touch the phone to the reader. No need to open up an app and press “Enter.” And no need to make a “knob-turning” gesture with the phone.

The BluePass experience makes it easy to transition existing legacy credentials to BluePass. Administrators can convert on their schedule and budget.

BluePass Multi-Tech Reader

Wiegand-based Combination RFID 125 kHz & Bluetooth 2-N-1 Reader

The reader is not only multi- technology based, compatible with popular 26 to 37-bit 125kHz cards and fobs, but also includes a single-gang adaptor, allowing it to be mounted in both single-gang and mullion-mount con gurations.


  • Bluetooth LE compatible
  • RFID Proximity 26 to 37-bit Wiegand-Based 125 kHz. Pass through of bit length
  • Capacitive touch technology prevents inadvertent access
  • Supports emulation conversion technology
  • FCC, RoHs, UL Standard 294
  • Waterproof IP65
  • Wiegand 26 to 37-bit interface/output
  • Voltage: +5.5 - 16 VDC at the reader. Regulated power supply and 12 VDC at the reader is recommended for best operation.
  • Current Draw: 100 - 200 mA typical, 225 mA max peak @ 12 VDC low-power mode. Bright light power mode available.
  • Operating temperature: –40° F to 149° F (–40° C to + 65° C)
Bluetooth Entry Reader

BluePass Ecosystem Components

Access Made Easy With Electronic Credentials

BluePass Access Solution Components

Linear BluePass™ Is the All-In-One Mobile Access Ecosystem with Both Bluetooth And Legacy Reader Capability

Linear BluePass™ Mobile Credential Management Ecosystem combines smart device-based mobile credentials and multi-tech Bluetooth/Prox readers, providing for a more secure, easy-to-use approach for credential management.

BluePass™ reduces the total cost of system ownership by extending the life of existing system controller and hardware investments, while allowing for a smooth migration from to mobile credentials with a cloud-based credential management and issuance system.

Ease-Of-Use for End-Users Everywhere

End-users experience a new level of convenience, as their Bluetooth-enabled smartphone becomes a mobile credential for their existing access control system. No need to carry a fob or card, and no more worries about misplaced fobs or cards. System managers can convert existing access systems to mobile credentials over time. The BluePass multi-technology reader works with existing cards and fobs, while enabling mobile credentials on the BluePass app.

A Combination of Technologies for Exceptional User Experience

Bluetooth LE provides the secure transmission of the credential to the reader. Capacitive Touch-and-Present uses patented technology to transmit your data when in range. Like a traditional card, just touch and go by presenting the phone to the reader. 125kHz technology leverages your legacy credentials until they are no longer needed.

Unlike other offerings which require users to rotate their smart devices 90 degrees to activate Bluetooth signaling, or having to open an app, the BluePass user experience is identical to cards and fobs. Simply present the phone to the multi-tech reader to request access. This approach is far more natural and intuitive.

The app that transmits the credential to the reader uses very little power and merely needs to be running in the background. The app acts as a wallet and can store multiple credentials.

Cutting Edge Mobile Credentials for Efficient Access Issuance and Management

The BluePass solution provides for a lower cost of deployment from both an issuance and maintenance perspective. An invitation is sent to the end-users’ e-mail to download the app and their credentials – an easier, faster process compared to physical cards and fobs. The time and money saved by simply logging on and emailing users offers a tremendous advantage over other traditional credential technologies.

Ease of Use and Cost Savings for Widespread Market Adoption

BluePass is designed for simple use and lower cost of ownership. With Credentials-to-Go™, it’s fast and easy for the administrator to purchase more credentials. Select the amount needed, or order more when supply is depleted. Multiple credential credits packaged in card form are redeemable on the BluePass Cloud. No physical delivery or waiting for keys or fobs. Credentials-to-Go is as easy as redeeming a card online, with instantaneous delivery. Save money on shipping and deployment costs. Save time by emailing credentials instead of tracking down and delivering traditional cards by hand.