Nortek’s Linear BluePass removes reliance on keyfobs by letting end users utilize Bluetooth-enabled smartphones as a credential for their existing access control system. CARLSBAD, Calif. — Nortek Security & Control (NSC) announces it is now shipping the new Linear BluePass, a credential management ecosystem that combines smart device-based electronic credentials with the BluePass mobile credential management Cloud and a multi-technology Bluetooth/125 kHz proximity reader. The BluePass ecosystem features NSC’s patent-pending Credential-To-Go cards, representing a physical token that acts like a one-time-use mobile credential credit card, according to the company. Each Credential-to-Go card unlocks between 5 and 100 mobile credentials in a dealer’s BluePass Cloud account. Using the BluePass Cloud service, dealers and admins can quickly assign the credentials to users, who use it to activate the BluePass app on their smartphone. Once activated, the app communicates with the BluePass multi-tech reader installed at the point of entry. To simplify transitions from legacy card or fob systems, NSC says the BluePass multi-tech reader is compatible with popular 26 to 37-bit 125kHz car...