For decades, key cards have been a pivotal piece in access control. But increasingly, more offices, educational institutions, hotels and other businesses are enabling access control through mobile phones an integral part of their security system. It represents a more cost-effective, simpler way for companies to manage identification credentials. And it eliminates numerous manual tasks related to handling, printing, distributing and disposing of physical identity badges.
Just like you have a credit card on your mobile phone today or you can warm up your car remotely through an app, you can use mobile phones to authorise personal access to any secured area. The phone is a new employee badge, key card, or fob key.
“The mobile revolution has become a vital part of access control. Not only can you carry your ID in your pocket wherever you go, but the digital credentials are every bit as secure as the traditional plastic access cards”– Peter Nesbitt, Managing Director, CCS Ireland”
An administrator grants access permissions to an end-user’s device. After receiving credentials, the end-user simply places their phone or smartwatch near a compatible door reader. BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) and NFC (Near Field Communication) technology transmit data between the device and reader to grant end-users access through the doors. No physical access card is necessary.
Mobile ID has become an increasingly popular solution for identification and access control, with many institutions and organisations adopting it as their primary identification method.
There are several compelling reasons why a college should look at supporting mobile ID/credentials:
Overall, updating to mobile ID can offer many benefits for both the college and the students, including convenience, security, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability, while also improving the student experience and facilitating a more contactless campus environment. With these benefits, it is easy to see why many institutions and organisations are adopting mobile ID as their primary identification method, and why it is quickly becoming the preferred choice for many.
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