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The Smart Choice for Building Management: ProdataKey & Control4

PDK + Control4 in office with products from PDK and Control4

The leading automation platform for homes and businesses, have partnered to provide a seamless, secure integration that combines access control and smart automation capabilities into one powerful platform. This integration, engineered by Blackwire Designs, allows users to easily control and monitor their PDK access control system in real-time along with other connected devices through the PDK for Control4 driver. In this blog post, we will explore all of the key benefits and important functionalities of the PDK + Control4 partnership.

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Enhanced Security

With PDK and Control4, property managers and administrators have complete control over their access control system through one secure, unified interface. Users have the power to lock and unlock doors, view real-time event logs, and receive instant access notifications. For example, a user can view live VMS footage and execute a forced lock or unlock directly from the Control4 driver. These features ensure that managers always have control over their facilities, allowing them to issue faster response times to any unauthorized access attempts or potential threats.

Laptop with the PDK for Control4 Driver

Upgraded User Experience

One of the greatest advantages of the PDK and Control4 integration is the improved user experience. Users can now control all connected devices, including access control, lighting, AV, climate control, and entertainment through one unified platform. This eliminates the need for multiple apps and simplifies the management of the entire system. In today’s rapidly innovating world, employees and visitors have come to expect streamlined, smart automation systems to be in place in all aspects of their lives, so it's important for workplaces and businesses to keep up with that demand.

Regarding the integration,

“It opens up opportunities that didn’t exist with either system before. By linking the two together, it broadens the scope of what a system can do.”

Seth Johnson, Software Development Manager at Blackwire Designs

woman interacting with a Control4 Touchscreen

Management Anytime, Anywhere

With the Control4 mobile app, users can manage their access control and all other connected smart devices from anywhere, anytime. Whether onsite or off, users can remotely control all access points, monitor entry logs, and manage other devices with just a few taps on their smartphone or tablet. This level of flexibility and accessibility allows for seamless, intuitive administration of any facility, big or small, even when not on-premises.

Access x Smart Automation Solution

The partnership provides a comprehensive access control and smart automation solution. By combining these two powerful platforms, you not only have the ability to secure your facility but also enhance its functionality and efficiency. From scheduling access permissions to automating lighting and climate control systems, you can create a truly integrated and intelligent environment that meets all of your specific needs, while enhancing the experience of your employees and visitors.

PDK + Control4

The ProdataKey and Control4 integration brings together the best of both worlds- access control and smart automation.

“We’re dedicated to creating solutions that aren’t available out the box and delivering them to our customers,”

Seth Johnson

The partnership provides enhanced security, an upgraded user experience, and the convenience of managing your entire facility from a single platform.

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To learn more about how PDK and Control4 can streamline all of your facility’s needs, schedule a demo today and experience the future of building management.


About PDK:

ProdataKey (PDK) is a leading innovator of networked cloud-based access control products and services. The company’s mobile-first PDK io cloud platform allows for complete system management and control through any web-connected device, anywhere, anytime. With thousands of systems managing tens of thousands of doors for a quickly expanding base of loyal customers throughout North America and beyond, PDK delivers an exceptional user experience as well as the highest levels of security, safety and data privacy.

About Control4:

Control4 is a leading automation system for homes and businesses, offering a personalized and unified smart home system to automate and control connected devices including lighting, audio, video, climate control, intercom, and security. The Control4 operating system now interoperates with tens-of-thousands of third-party products, is available in over 100 countries, currently runs in around 475,000 homes, and orchestrates more than 15 million connected devices worldwide.

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Big Access Podcast about Control 4 integration

Seth Johnson from Blackwire Designs joins the Big Access Podcast to talk about PDK and the Control4 driver.


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