Principles of operation

Hideez Key interacts with workstations via radio frequency signals specified by Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy standard on the 2.4 GHz frequency bandwidth.

This standard requires minimum power consumption and uses data encryption during transmission.

The stable connection distance can reach up to 100 meters outdoors without obstacles, or up to 25 meters indoors. The actual signal strength and range of the connection depends on the surrounding obstacles, including human bodies, that can influence the operating range and performance of certain functions.

Hideez Key can approximately measure the distance to its paired devices using the received signal strength indication (RSSI). This feature is the basis of most security and signaling functions.

Hideez Key is also equipped with an RFID module that works on the 125 kHz frequency bandwidth. You can learn more about RFID here.

Operating Hideez Key with Bluetooth requires the Hideez Client installation on a paired workstation. A detailed manual of the installation process can be found here. Using the RFID features does not require any additional software.