“Smartphones are enhancing access control options for 2017 and will play a key role in its future as well.”
– Todd Hepler, Digitek Security
The following article written by: Security Today
Mobile has also made tremendous inroads in the security industry over the last few years, including advances in access control, where use of smartphones has increased for critical functions like credentialing, remote operations and others. Looking ahead, there is every reason to expect mobile to be among the strongest growth areas within access control in the coming year for a number of reasons. Included in this article are the five key areas where technology improvements have the greatest impact on expanding the capabilities and deployment of mobile access control.
As smartphone technology continues to advance, these devices will become more and more indispensable for managing nearly all aspects of everyday life. This will have a profound impact on expanding the role of mobile for security applications, particularly in access control. In the coming year, we will see mobile apps and solutions that offer expanded feature sets, increased functionality, and seamless integration with more diverse security and non-security solutions. As a result, more and more users will turn to these solutions to maximize security while reducing cost and inefficiencies – adding up to wider adoption and continued explosive growth in mobile access control solutions.