Kastle Launches First Universal
Mobile Access Platform

November 9, 2023

Kastle EverPresence advances the vision for single-device, seamless movement from home to work and beyond, supporting the new Aliro connectivity standard

Falls Church, VA, November 9, 2023: Kastle®, the leader in property technology and managed security, today launched Kastle EverPresence™, the first truly interoperable physical access control system. This innovation represents Kastle’s next bold step in creating a world where the same open-standard mobile credential gives users seamless access to the places they live, work, and play.

The release of Kastle EverPresence coincides with the release of the Aliro connectivity standard by the Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA). Aliro introduces a common standard – long championed by Kastle and led by major OEMs like Apple, Google, and Samsung – to ensure security and interoperability among certified smartphones, wearables, and access control readers.

Like the way that a credit card can be read and processed by a variety of hardware terminals, Kastle EverPresence will enable an access system to recognize mobile credentials from different systems that have previously been incompatible. It will provide real estate and facility owners and operators with the flexibility to manage disparate hardware and software systems and scale operations to administer multiple properties more effectively. The open platform ensures the access system will be future-compatible, and upgraded to the Aliro standard when it is adopted, avoiding system overhauls, and minimizing the risk of being locked into proprietary solutions that might become obsolete.

“This solution has been the dream of real estate and the access industry for decades. Kastle EverPresence eliminates barriers due to manufacturer incompatibility between devices and systems and frees occupant movement between the lobby and office suite and even to use amenities in other buildings,” said Haniel Lynn, CEO of Kastle.

With Kastle EverPresence, Kastle caps a multimillion-dollar, multiyear investment in its open access platform to achieve this fully end-to-end interoperable access solution. It builds on the promise of Aliro to create reciprocity between readers and user devices, thereby giving the property managers and end users the flexibility of choosing among various Aliro-enabled equipment and devices. This “front-end” capability complements Kastle’s managed platform with distinctive system capabilities tried and tested in almost 3,000 buildings and 50,000 businesses. The architecture of Kastle’s cloud-based, identity-centric technology stack, built and enhanced to be open and secure, enables interoperability across disparate underlying access control systems

This Kastle EverPresence platform provides a smart, future-proof choice for any space in need of a new access system, or anyone concerned about being locked into proprietary technology. The full platform improves the building occupant experience, giving users the convenience of moving effortlessly between spaces with the same mobile credential. Importantly, with widespread Aliro adoption, it will give operators the flexibility to accept a variety of access and mobile device vendors each tenant brings to their workplace.

“We envision over 1 billion square feet of commercial space equipped with interoperable access in the next five years,” said Lynn. “We think the Aliro release represents a tipping point for interoperability, and we’re ready to apply our years of investment in this technology to make the most of this opportunity.”

About Kastle

Kastle has been leading the property technology industry since 1972 with advanced technology solutions and services, protecting commercial real estate, multifamily residential, global enterprises, educational institutions, and critical government facilities from design and installation to ongoing monitoring and maintenance. Kastle delivers state-of-the-art solutions that include access control, video surveillance, visitor management, and identity management, as well as a suite of mobile security applications, all integrated on an open, standards-based platform and supported by a team of experts 24×7. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, Kastle is a 2023 CREtech Real Estate Technology Award (RETAS) Grand Prize recipient.

For more information about Kastle EverPresence, or any other advanced property technology innovations from Kastle Systems, contact Kyle McAdams, Marketing Vice President, at [email protected].

About Aliro and the Connectivity Standards Alliance

The Connectivity Standards Alliance is the foundation and future of the Internet of Things (IoT). Established in 2002, its wide-ranging global membership collaborates to create and evolve universal open standards for the products transforming the way we live, work, and play. With its members’ deep and diverse expertise, robust certification programs, and a full suite of open IoT solutions the Alliance is leading the movement toward a more intuitive, imaginative, and useful world.

Aliro is the new interoperable connectivity standard released by The Connectivity Standards Alliance (CSA) intended to streamline and expand mobile access around the globe. It is designed to introduce a common credential and access technology defined by Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to ensure best-of-class security, privacy, and interoperability among certified smartphones and wearables, and access control readers.

The Connectivity Standards Alliance Board of Directors is comprised of executives from[b][c] Allegion, Amazon, Apple, ASSA ABLOY, Comcast, Espressif, Fortune Brands, Google, Haier, Huawei, IKEA, Infineon Technologies AG, The Kroger Co., LEEDARSON, Legrand, LG Electronics, Lutron Electronics, Midea, Nordic Semiconductor, NXP Semiconductors, OPPO, Resideo Technologies, Samsung Electronics, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Signify (Philips Hue and WiZ), Silicon Labs, Somfy, STMicroelectronics, Texas Instruments, Tuya, and Wulian.