Mobile-enabled workforces are starting to use smartphones and mobile devices as digital identity credential control keys / keyless entry for gaining access to secured buildings, entry points, rooms, and areas. In a Gartner report, “Predicts 2017: Identity and Access Management” around 20 percent of organizations expect to adopt the use of smartphones as an option to traditional physical access cards by 2020.
Extending access control functionality to a smartphone allows end-users to securely and conveniently access the workplace using their smartphone mobile device as their credential key. Mobile access control is the use of Bluetooth, Bluetooth LE- or NFC-enabled mobile devices, (such as a smartphone, tablet or wearable) that can work with a number of card readers and physical access control system technologies for identifying and enabling controlled access to doors, gates, networks, services and more. Smart mobile access control solutions are allowing companies to meet the growing demands of a mobile-first world. In 2019 the number of mobile phone users is forecast to reach 4.68 billion. New York, NYC organizations are adopting it as a simpler and cost-efficient way to manage their building identification credentials as it replaces a bunch of tedious tasks related to printing, handling, distributing, and destroying physical identity ID badges, key fobs, or swipe cards (with RFID, magnetic stripe or barcode). Using smartphones can also simplify the integration of biometric reader technologies. Mobile access control can be used as either a complement to or a replacement for traditional physical cards and cards.
Keyless entry access control benefits and features
- Enter properties and buildings with just a click
- Avoid loss of keycards or rekeying
- With one mobile app, the phone becomes a user’s new ID card
- Ordering, distributing, and managing end-user credentials and rights is a 100% digital process
- Increases operational convenience and efficiency
- Enhance user experience
- It enables biometric authentication
- Building security can manage access rights from anywhere, at anytime
- Mobile access control can be used as either a complement to and replacement for traditional physical cards and cards.
- Use one app for multiple facilities
- Customize views to the most used doors