Upcoming July 2020 Release
Rebranding to Essentry - ZipKey will be changing its name to essentry. The web dashboard will be available at app.essentry.com and the old URL will redirect to the new URL to allow your users a smooth transition. There are no further actions required on your side. The name of the existing iPad App will change automatically with the next version.
July 04, 2020
Device Dashboard - With the latest release, we are improving the device management within our dashboard. There is now a new page where you can view all your company's devices and their current status. This gives you a quick overview of all the important information including the device type, app & OS version, and the last time the device was seen. Use this information to keep track of all your devices and monitor their healthiness.
Fever detection during check-in - With the Covid-19 pandemic still ongoing, many businesses try to resume their everyday work. To help with the back-to-work efforts, essentry has partnered up with Kentix to provide your company with an additional layer of security during each check-in: detecting fever for each guest. The new Kentix sensor neatly integrates into the existing flow and the result can be used by your reception personnel to grant or prohibit access and keep your employees safe and healthy. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manual check-in without an invitation - In the current time, it is important to reduce the number of times people touch public surfaces. This also applies to guests checking in via the iPad. To help with this, guests can use the QR code from their invitation to check in without touching the screen at all. In addition to that, the reception now also can check in guests manually via the dashboard. Read more
We spreken Nederlands - Included in the latest release, we have packed a new language for you, your employees and guests: Dutch. Over the next couple of weeks, we will also extend the available languages further, targeting more european countries. If you have any questions or want to share with us your most-used language, feel free to write us an email at email@example.com.
Certified Security - Cybersecurity experts from Syss conducted a comprehensive pentest in June. Our high security standards were confirmed by the test and certified.
April 19, 2020
Use Calendar Integrations With Multiple Locations - Administrators can now configure short codes for each location (like "HQ" or "NYC") that employees can specify when creating appointments through their calendar. If no location code is entered, the host's default location will be used. Read more
Manage Trainings And Documents - You can now configure which documents and trainings are required by your guests for each location. Read more
Ask Customized Questions During The Check-In Process - You can now ask your guests yes/no-questions on the iPad, for example, if they have had a fever in the last few weeks. These questions are fully customizable and can be displayed to your reception personnel.
March 02, 2020
Address Book - Employees can now manage their guests as contacts. This allows them to invite guests a second time more easily and get a better overview of the last appointments with them. Read more
Multiple Guests With The Same Email - You can now invite multiple guests who share the same email address. This is useful when not all guests have their own addresses and can only be reached via shared inboxes such as “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
Guest Name Matching - If your guests do not have the QR code when they want to check-in, you can now configure the iPads to match the invitation based on their name.
Edit Custom Fields - Your reception personnel is now able to edit custom fields of guests that are upcoming or already onsite. Before this release, this was only possible while checking someone in or approving them.
November 21, 2019
Enhanced Employee Roles - Your employees do lots of things and have lots of responsibilities. That is the reason why we are extending the role management for your employees in ZipKey. Each employee can now have multiple roles for different locations and entrances. Read more
Multi-Location Tenants - Similar to the employees, you can now also assign the same tenant company to multiple of your locations. For each location, you can assign a specific contact person and additional information for this tenant. The tenants can then also assign their employees to multiple locations. Read more
New Navigation Structure - As mentioned in the last release notes, we have updated the navigation structure significantly. These changes are based on user feedback and were also needed for the new employee and tenant management. It might take some time to get used to the new structure, but if you have any issues or additional feedback, please write us an email at email@example.com.
Manual Check In - With this feature, we are further improving the check-in flow. From now on, your receptionists can manually check in any upcoming guest with an invitation. For this to be available, the guest must have completed all required information like trainings and documents. If there are no requirements (eg. event), you can always directly check them in.
July 31, 2019
Salesforce Integration - ZipKey is not only great to manage guests for individual appointments, but also an excellent choice for large events with hundreds of guests. The simple check-in process combined with the on-demand name badge printing make the whole experience as convenient as possible. Now, we also make inviting and managing guests easier by integrating with Salesforce. Use your existing lists, connect them to an appointment with ZipKey, and everything else is done automatically. To get started with ZipKey + Salesforce, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Birthdate as an Identifier - Up until today, guests had two ways of identifying themselves with ZipKey: either with their email or their QR code. But some of your guests might not have a business email. For them, we developed a third way of identification: their birthdate. You can now set up your location to identify guests with their full name and birthdate. This allows recurring guests to only do trainings and documents once and combines them into one user.
More UI Improvements - We are continuing to work on the user interface of both the ZipKey Web-Dashboard as well as the iPad kiosk app. With this release, we are preparing some bigger changes which will be released later this year. For now, there are some improvements for the navigation, the Web-Registration, and the document signature page on the kiosk.
Trusted ID (preview) - With Trusted ID, ZipKey will become the number one choice for visitor management in highly secure buildings. It combines sophisticated hardware like an ID scanner and a 3D camera with the latest software technology to identify and verify every single guest. To find out more about Trusted ID, please have a look at this PDF. If you want to schedule a demo, please contact us directly.
March 27, 2019
Azure Active Directory - As mentioned in our last release notes, we are now supporting employee management with Microsoft’s Azure AD. With this release, we are happy to announce that this feature has passed the initial testing and has now reached general availability.
Enhanced Reception Dashboard - In the last few months, we studied how receptionists work with the ZipKey Web-Dashboard. We found that ZipKey highly increases the efficiency and also the satisfaction for the whole visitor flow. To further improve this, we are adding a few subtle changes to customize the receptionist page. This means customizing columns, allowing to select the current entrance, and adding a search functionality. All data is stored per device and makes switching between entrances more convenient.
Multiple Trainings & Documents - With this release, we are enabling locations to have multiple security trainings and documents. This means that you can have a company-wide NDA and training and extend them individually per location. Your guests will have to complete all of these preconditions to be able to check in.
iPad App Improvements - We also took the time to conduct a user study for our iPad App. While the experience was good overall, we also found a few things to improve. In the latest release, you can find multiple small improvements for the iPad flow which will make it even easier for your guests to check in unattended. Read More
January 25, 2019
Slack Notifications - Due to popular demand, we have added an integration for Slack. Simply connect your Slack account to ZipKey and get notified about your guests via the ZipKey Bot directly in Slack. Never miss a notification due to delayed email updates again! Read more
Multiple Integrations per Account - Up until now, you could only connect each integration once per account. Now, you can connect multiple Google & Outlook calendars and Slack users with your ZipKey account. That way, you can synchronize calendars from multiple users and get multiple employees notified about your guests.
More Insightful Invitations - Previously, the invitation emails were too minimalistic. We added more information to these emails while keeping them short and precise. This way, your guests get all the information they need at one glance. You can see how the new invitation emails look like.
Brand Relaunch - We have updated the color set of ZipKey to more sophisticated shades. This update also changed some contrast ratios improving the readability of text in general. In addition, we now have a brand new website: zipkey.de
November 12, 2018
Host Notifications - Until now, only the administrator of your company was notified when a guest without a host arrived. With the newest release, you can choose which of your employees should get notified. This also includes that multiple employees can be informed. Read more
Analytics Dashboard for Tenants - Our analytics dashboard is now available for tenants. The dashboard provides a detailed overview of how many guests you are meeting, at what times they arrive, and who your most frequent visitors are. You see the information on “Analytics” in the main navigation menu.
Private Contacts - Enjoy enhanced privacy as information about the guests you invited are not shared with your colleagues anymore. We have removed the company-wide address book in favor of private contacts.
Multi-Location Integrations - If your company uses ZipKey at multiple locations, you can now choose which one will be used for Google Calendar and Microsoft Outlook integrations.
MOBOTIX Integration - ZipKey can now integrate MOBOTIX cameras. Attach image snapshots from your video surveillance cameras to our visitor data. ZipKey can also send tags and data to MOBOTIX like ID pictures and visitor information. The increased level of detail is beneficial for audit purposes.