Controlling access to a vehicle using wireless access devices

  • US 10,369,966 B1
  • Filed: 05/23/2018
  • Issued: 08/06/2019
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/23/2018
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for controlling access to a vehicle, the method comprising:

  • maintaining, by a security system controller of the vehicle, a plurality of security profiles, each security profile associated with a different access device or type of access device;

    detecting, by the security system controller through a wireless communications interface, presence of an access device in proximity to the vehicle or a request to access the vehicle;

    retrieving, by the security system controller from the plurality of security profiles, a security profile associated with the detected access device or the request to access the vehicle;

    determining, by the security system controller, whether to grant access to the vehicle based on the detected access device or the request to access the vehicle and the retrieved security profile, wherein determining whether to grant access to the vehicle further comprises;

    determining whether to authenticate a user associated with the detected access device or request to access the vehicle based on the retrieved security profile,in response to determining to authenticate the user, performing an authentication process indicated by the retrieved security profile, anddetermining whether to grant access to the vehicle based on a result of performing the authentication process; and

    in response to determining to grant access to the vehicle, granting, by the security system controller, access to the vehicle according to an access level for the detected access device or the request to access the vehicle, wherein the access level is identified in the retrieved security profile and is selected from a plurality of different access levels.

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