Today, mobile devices are everywhere.
The numbers tell us: it is estimated that users of mobile phones will reach a total of 4.7 billion in 2018, a figure that shows that more than 60% of the world’s population has a smart phone. Furthermore, two out of three people use mobile devices to carry out a growing number of activities that, in the past few years, were carried out using other tools.
There is an application of this technology that is showing constant growth: the possibility for smart phone-equipped workers to use their phones as keys to gain access to buildings, rooms, and protected areas.
According to a report, about 20 percent of organizations expect to adopt the use of smart phones as an alternative to traditional physical access keys by 2020. In 2016 this expectation concerned only 5% of companies.
One of the reasons to expect this growth in the use of mobile phones as keys to Door Access Control System depends on the fact that mobile technology is now widely used for identification, authentication, authorization, and responsibility in IT systems computerized. Another motivation arises from the fact that the use of mobile devices for this type of function is entirely consistent with the current preferences of workers (the so-called principle of mobile-first).
The use of smart phones as access keys not only allows a possible user-experience for users of this type of service but would also help improve operational efficiency and worker satisfaction by simplifying procedures.
A solution that would also allow significant savings and that would offer companies new and more straightforward ways of managing identification credentials, eliminating numerous manual activities such as the creation, printing, distribution, and assignment of physical markings such as badges and magnetic cards.
Going into the heart of our topic, however, we say that access control is a fundamental theme that recalls ancestral concepts linked to property, the defense of borders, gaps, entrances, exits, and locking systems. The idea of continually having the place we care about under control is ancient, but today, we can make use of the most modern technologies.
The whole process can be managed by a software and guarantee complete control of every passage to avoid unwanted intrusion attempts. One of the strengths of the most advanced Access Control Systems is the possibility to choose various block declinations depending on the passage to be protected. A customized system suitable for every need.
Efficient and intelligent management
The logic, therefore, is that of smart technology and efficiency, because when we talk about security, we cannot afford to waste time and errors. And it is precisely for this reason that in the case of unauthorized entries it is preferable to have a system connected in an instantaneous manner with the police and which can be integrated with the other video surveillance and security systems.
Further demonstrations of the opportunities opened up by the possibility of using mobile devices as access control tools.