Rapid changes in technology span both the consumer and the physical security markets. In the consumer market, technology innovation is nowhere more apparent than in the palms of our hands, where we all hold the latest smartphones and mobile devices. Simply put, the unprecedented power and capabilities of today’s smart phones have changed our lives. No wonder they are also having an impact on our business of physical security systems. Although a consumer product, smartphones increasingly play a role in security. We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: How are smartphones impacting technologies in the physical security market?
From serving as credentials for access control to providing on-the-go availability of video images, today’s smartphones are expanding the capabilities of our industry’s technologies. Increasingly, smartphones are not just a handy tool in our lives. They are also a vital part of the systems we create to make the world a safer place.
Physical access control has been a key component of many organisations’ security strategies for several decades. Like any technology, access control has evolved over the years, and solutions now offer more security and convenience than ever before. From swipe technologies, such as the now antiquated magnetic stripe, to a variety of contactless technologies and mobile access credentials, businesses now have several choices when it comes to access control.
This White Paper will examine the technologies available today and the bright future of mobile access, as well as clarify why you should ensure that each component of the access control ecosystem is as secure as possible.