Abstract

This project proposes a method of access control using Bluetooth. Currently access control methods require physical contact, such as a swipe-card. Bluetooth is a wireless technology that could be used to replace such applications, and provide the convenience of wireless access control. The purpose of this project is to demonstrate that such a concept is feasible, by implementing a prototype using a mobile phone. The access policy is enforced by a Bluetooth access point situated in the “access” zone. The access point will send out a “beacon” signal to the mobile phone, via Bluetooth, to start pairing. Both the mobile phone and the access point will have to carry out an authentication procedure. The concept can be extended to other forms of access control such as “silencing” mobile phones that enter a “silent” zone, etc.