- 17 Nov 2022
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- Updated on 17 Nov 2022
- 3 Minutes to read
What Are Automation Tiles?
Nexudus Automation Tiles let you connect actions in your space with your Nexudus account. Each tile has an NFC chip and a QR code that can be read or scanned with a phone.
How Automation Tiles Work
Each tile can trigger one action that you can pick from an array of options. Once the tiles are set up Nexudus and you've installed them in your space, they're ready to use.
When an automation tile is scanned or tapped by a user, it triggers the defined action. If the user already has the Passport app or its white-label equivalent on their phone, tapping or scanning the tile automatically launches the app, authenticates them and triggers the action.
If users don't have the Passport appor its white-label equivalent, the tile redirects them to the relevant URL on your Members Portal from where they can log in before triggering the action.
Automation Tile Uses
Resources and Desks check in/out
Stick a tile by each hot-desk so users can check in as they start using them. If you enable the option to cancel no-show bookings, you can also make sure your resources are used as efficiently as possible.
Meeting room check in/out
Stick a tile outside each meeting room to let users check in and out of your resources. You can also use them to let your cleaning service mark resources as cleaned.
Meeting room or hot-desk bookings
Stick a tile by each of your resources or by each of your hot-desks and let users book start and finish bookings for them.
Stick several tiles around your space to let your users quickly and conveniently request help or report an issue in the space.
Connect a tile with other services or Zapier by making the tile trigger network requests but ensure requests are authenticated before being triggered.
Stick tiles by internal doors and let users unlock them with their phone, even if your access control provider does not support mobile entry.
QR codes and NFC chips are subject to spoofing. This means they can be cloned and reprinted by potential intruders to replace existing tiles with a tile connected to a different door.
Simply put, this would mean that users accessing the door with the replaced tile would unknowingly also open a different door, granting intruders access to that other door.
Automation tiles are an easy, inexpensive and relatively secure way to control access to area such as meeting rooms or break rooms in your space. Make sure you always geo-fence your tiles as tightly as possible to mitigate any risk.
Nexudus provides native integrations with several access control providers that use their own readers, offering heightened security for critical areas of your space. Some providers are also integrated with our Passport App.
Automation Tile Actions
Each automation tile can trigger one of the following actions:
- Check user in
- Check user out
- Check in at booking
- Check in at event
- Extend current booking(s)
- Make HTTP request
- Mark resource as cleaned
- Place or terminate a booking
- Place or terminate a desk booking
- Redirect user to URL
- Show new booking form
- Unlock Act365 door
- Unlock DoorDeck door
- Unlock KISI door
- Unlock Smartalock locker
For more information, check out Automation Tile Actions