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 instead of a PC's internal Bluetooth. This is because different computers have different Bluetooth chips placed in different areas. One computer's Bluetooth signal will be stronger than another. This will create erratic lock and unlock events. This can be avoided by using GateKeeper USB proximity sensors.
We also highly recommend using a minimum of 2 USB proximity sensors in their own dedicated ports. Many computers come with internal Bluetooth, but to ensure consistency in UNLOCKING and LOCKING performance, we highly recommend using at least 2 GateKeeper-issued USB receivers. You can use up to five USBs per computer.
We recommend placing the 2 USB receivers in locations that will be
1) 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).
2) 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 keep their token on your waist or in your pocket, it would be best to place one USB sensor under the desk (image 1).
If users keep their token on a lanyard, it would be best to place one USB sensor next to the monitor (image 2).
If you place a USB on both the top and bottom, your GateKeeper would have the most optimal experience in locking and unlocking very cleanly.
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.
If you have any further questions, IT problems that need to be addressed, or compliance problems that need to be solved, please visit www.gkaccess.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (240) 547-5446 to see how GateKeeper Enterprise can automate digital security for your end users and admins.
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This actually contradicts the marketing data that stresses that the Halberd can be used with the built in USB connections.
The conditions mentioned in this article also highlights a number of issues with this product (if the built in BT interface cannot be relied upon).
1. Many major companies lock out UD=SB ports so they cannot be used. In some cases this is limited to software which only blocks external storage, but in some cases the USB ports are blocked with physical port blockers (or are locked away in a panel).
2. PCs, both desktops and laptops are fitted with a limited number of USB ports (many only come with a few type C sockets - mine currently has four, but three are permanently used). Yet USB connections are used for just about every form of connectivity, laptops no longer come with optical drives or ethernet ports so external USB devices have to be used. Having to connect to a unique port becomes almost impossible. They best that can be done is a socket on the docking station, but this is effectively a hub.
3. Isn't practical when mobile.
4. As the marketing blurb says that this will work with the built in USB, the dongle that came with the device has been put in a "Safe" place, and is no longer locatable.
I have used the Gatekeeper for 7 years now (I am on my third Halberd). It has become flakier and flakier as the years go by. This has only recently become a problem.
I used to find the phone app really useful, until one day it just stopped.
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