In today’s always-on world, companies are increasingly executing access with mobile devices as a mechanism for the authentication and identity verification of their employees and visitors. Join HID Global’s Director of Product Marketing, Jaroslav Barton, as he describes how modern buildings are becoming smarter, greener and more efficient with open-source mobile access control.
Key takeaways include:
• More robust security: mobile access eliminates reliance on physical cards or badges, supports multiple security protocols and adds layers of security on top of basic card encryption, making it more secure than traditional physical access control.
• Operational efficiency: mobile access can be seamlessly integrated into Building Management System applications through highly secure application programming interface (API) and software development kit (SDK). With robust API and SDK building owners and facility managers are able to collect, monitor and manage terabytes of data — empowering them to make informed decisions about how spaces are being utilized.
• Convenience: Users can access buildings through mobile devices such as smartphones and smartwatches, eliminating the need for traditional key fobs and badges. Tenants can easily manage and update credentials securely through the cloud.
• Threat prevention: real-time access to data allows organizations to quickly detect and mitigate threats, allowing for sustained growth and continuous improvement of their security systems.
• Flexibility: mobile access supports multi-application, where a single product or solution can execute multiple things. Mobile credentials are issued remotely over the air, which helps to reduce physical touchpoints both for employees and visitors.
Jaroslav Barton is HID Global's Director of Product Marketing for physical access control in Europe. He has more than 20 years of experience in the security industry, with a focus on security systems, access control, identification and RFID technologies. Barton has been with HID since 2005, where he is pivotal in shaping the company's strategy and developing the business in the region. He is an active thought leader, having written multiple articles and spoken at several industry events across the globe. In his spare time, he likes travelling, hiking, reading and learning.