While access cards still play a strong role in the access control market, some companies are moving toward smartphone Bluetooth-enabled technology to give residents frictionless access through secured doors, elevators and turnstiles.
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.
Last September, four mobile carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon) announced Project Verify, a way to log into apps without making a new account or password by instead relying on smartphones to authenticate identities.
In a recent study, respondents say that mobile technology enables them to optimize inventory planning and management (96 percent) and point-of-sale (96 percent), personalize the customer experience (96 percent), as well as boost employee productivity and motivation (95 percent).
According to a report from App Annie, people use nine applications daily, and in a month, they use 30. Why is this relevant? Brivo’s study, “3 Key Drivers to Technology Adoption in Physical Security”, reveals 81 percent of survey respondents are reliant on mobile applications to manage their facilities and people and 62 percent of them are using one to five mobile applications for work.
HID Global® was selected by Skanska—one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups with operations in Europe and North America—to incorporate HID’s mobile solution for secure access to its new office complex in Warsaw.
The PureIP™ RC-04 reader-controller and Pure Access software from ISONAS deliver a revamped aesthetic with the additional of forward functionality to increase flexibility for enterprises about how and where access control is installed.
This month, Security magazine highlights John McClurg, Senior VP and CISO at Blackberry, and the evolving role of the CISO. Also, we highlight Tim McCreight, Acting CSO for the city of Calgary, Alberta, and discuss if civilians can truly Stop the Bleed and how to calculate ROI for better security. Industry leaders discuss public references and their impact on security careers, information security frameworks and convergence trends in 2020.