USB Proximity Sensor for Wireless Login.
To ensure the most optimal automated proximity authentication experience, it is highly recommended that GateKeeper USB sensors (receivers) be used in combination with or instead of a PC's internal 4.0 Bluetooth. The placement of the internal sensor makes it impossible to reliably use the Touch-to-unlock unlock method. Important note: the internal Bluetooth chip is controlled by the Windows OS, which means at any time, Windows can decide how much, if any, of the Bluetooth chip resources are available for GateKeeper. Our software processes signals from the Halberd token in real time for accurate unlocking and locking of the computer. Any disruption to this processing of data can lead to unintended locks and delays when unlocking the computer. For help diagnosing unintended locks, please click here to review tips and solutions for preventing unintended locks.
In summary, yes, a Windows 10 and up computer with a built-in 4.0 BLE chip can work with GateKeeper. However, we recommend always using a GateKeeper USB sensor to guarantee performance and consistency.
Setting up your USB Sensor
In places where the BLE signal is weaker, or you want users to have options when wearing their tokens (on their hip w/badge reel or around the neck w/ lanyard): we highly recommend using a minimum of 2 USB proximity sensors in their own dedicated ports. You can use up to five USBs per computer.
Placing the 2 USB receivers in locations:
- In as much direct line of sight to the GateKeeper as possible (if your computer is a desktop under your desk, do not insert the USB sensor into the back of the computer and away from the user - use a USB extension cable to place the USB sensor facing the user and their GateKeeper token).
- As close to your GateKeeper key as possible while you're working (if you're sitting at a desk, place a USB sensor under the desk and right above your pocket that has your GateKeeper).
- Remember, at least one of your USB Bluetooth proximity sensors MUST be in line of sight to your GateKeeper key fob (or phone) for the PC to authenticate and unlock.
If users are wearing their token around their waistline or keeping the token in their pocket, it would be best to fasten one USB sensor underneath the desk (desktop placement).
If users are wearing their token on a lanyard, it would be best to fasten the one USB sensor next to the PC monitor (monitor placement).
Please use dedicated USB ports with extension cables only. Read "Proper use of your GateKeeper USB Extension Kit" to see how to set up your Bluetooth USB proximity sensors.
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