In an ever-accelerating trend, estimates are that 90 percent of the wireless locks sold are integrated with other smart devices. No longer will you struggle to manage a variety of insecure and vulnerable physical credentials when you can manage all of that through a mobile app. As this market expands into non-traditional access control applications, the necessity for an access control credential on an ubiquitous mobile device becomes mandatory. In the very near future, everyone will carry a credential, and a mobile credential housed on a smartphone is the only viable way to address these needs.
Coworking spaces are extremely popular with millennials in particular (68 percent of coworking tenants are millennials), and two-thirds of coworking tenants in this age group are interested in unlocking doors with smartphones over traditional methods.
Sixty-two percent of companies are planning to increase their investment in real estate technology over the next three years. Their reasons for doing so – while still reflecting operational and budgetary goals like security, energy management and optimizing building use – are shifting toward enhancing the user experience and raising workforce productivity.
Vanderbilt University has earned many distinctions, including Princeton Review’s top ranking for colleges with the happiest students. The school’s latest endeavor is taking the plunge and going mobile with access control.
Discussions of mobile security typically revolve around the vulnerability of smartphones, tablets and the data they contain to loss and theft. Yet CIOs, CISOs and IT directors need to be equally concerned about the challenges of maintaining data security during everyday use of both corporate-issued and BYOD devices.
In the consumerization of IT, such as the Bring Your Own Device movement, employees and stakeholders want their services delivered according to their preferences, and more and more are demanding digital, high-tech solutions.
At this summer’s Google I/O meeting, attendees were given a sneak peek at Android@Home, a project Google has been working on that will let us control everything in our home right from our Android phones.