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IP opens doors to a new world of physical access control

It is no exaggeration to say that network video has revolutionized the world of CCTV. Now the access control industry is on the verge of a similar, groundbreaking development. The migration of access control systems to a digital environment is sure to bring many benefits, i.e. lowering installation costs, facilitating configuration and management, while simultaneously enhancing the versatility of the systems and opening up for integration with other security products. Learn how Axis Communications is pioneering open IP philosophy within physical access control through this whitepaper and by visiting

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Axis Communications
300 Apollo Drive
Chelmsford, MA 01824
Phone: 800-444-2947
Fax: 978 614 2100
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The Convergence of IT Security and Physical Access Control

Organizations are increasingly adopting a model in which multiple access control use cases and identities can be supported on a single card or smartphone, thus eliminating the need to remember passwords, or carry multiple cards. This convergence allows smart cards or smartphones manage network and physical access, accessing cloud-based applications, and enables other applications including cashless vending, time and attendance, and secure print management.

There is growing demand for provisioning IT and physical access control system (PACS) credentials to a single card or smartphone, using a single set of processes. Beyond convenience, the convergence of credentials onto a single card or device can greatly improve security and reduce ongoing operational costs. It also centralizes identity and access management, consolidates tasks and enables organizations to quickly and effectively use strong authentication throughout their infrastructure to protect access to all key physical and IT resources.

The new, integrated credential management model moves organizations in four important directions: beyond cards to smartphones; beyond readers to “tap-in” access convenience; beyond Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technology to simplified solutions for higher security; and beyond legacy PKI to true converged strong authentication access control.

This white paper looks at the drivers, challenges, deployment options and results associated with a converged IT and physical access control solution, and describes the value of a seamless user experience when using cloud-based applications and services, accessing data, and opening doors. It also explains the benefits of unified enrollment processes and workflows spanning multiple identities across multiple IT security applications and the PACS.


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