OnSentry hardware tips

Find out what hardware can be used with OnSentry.
OnSentry is no longer available for new installations, but existing clients continue to receive support.

OnSentry is only fully compatible with two devices. It is an Android-only app which means it is not accessible for any Apple or Windows products. And is optimized for use with heavy-duty devices with built-in scanners made by CipherLab.

OnSentry is only supported for devices using Android version 5.0 and above.

CipherLab devices

Compatible devices for OnSentry are the RS35 and RS50 series by CipherLab.

These have built-in RFID, Barcode, and QR Code scanning technology which integrates seamlessly with the OnSentry app. This allows users to quickly find and manage the presence of employees and contractors by scanning a code or tapping an RFID card associated with their profile.

These CipherLab devices work best when using 13.56 MHz frequency RFID cards.

Find out more about these devices at the CipherLab Website.

Sleep settings

The sleep setting indicates how long the device will stay active with no activity, once the device goes into sleep it will be locked. You can adjust the sleep settings on your device:

  1. Go to the Settings menu.
  2. Under Device, select Display.
  3. Select Sleep.
  4. Choose your sleep setting.

If you do not want the device to lock when it goes to sleep, you can adjust the settings so that it does not go into sleep mode automatically.

Security settings

You can set different levels of security to lock your devices. The options are; None, Swipe, Pattern, Voice Unlock, PIN, or Password. To adjust the security settings:

  1. Go to the Settings menu.
  2. Under Personal, select Security.
  3. Select Screen Lock.
  4. Choose your screen lock type.
  5. If a high level of security, configure the settings.

If you have a number of different users, you may not want to secure the device as tightly, because everyone using the device will need to know how to unlock the device.