Reports show that most people now have access to a mobile device. With mobile technology developing at a frantic speed, many more opportunities for using mobile devices in business are opening up. Mobile access control is a more efficient means of monitoring and securing access to premises and systems. It offers numerous benefits, including efficient operations and secure access transactions.
Here are some of the ways mobile access can help your business.
1. Mobile Access Control is Versatile
You don’t have to implement access control on a mobile phone. The technology that drives mobile access control can be installed in wearables like wristbands and tags, or you can implement access through smart watches or tablets. Access control is versatile, which means businesses can design a system that suits the needs of their employees and industry.
2. Mobile Access Control is Widespread
One of the main benefits of operating a mobile access control system is you can use the same devices for different applications, including access to main gates and access to individual rooms and areas, log-ins for computers and equipment, release forms for documents, time management systems, and cashless vending. The mobile access process makes transactions and access more efficient. It also saves people carrying multiple log-in devices or cards with them around the office.
3. Mobile Access Control Can Be Integrated With Existing Systems
You don’t need to switch completely from smart cards to mobile systems. For many businesses, this does not make financial sense. ID card printer technology, for example, may still be used for creating visitor passes, where setting up mobile access credentials would take too much time. Smart cards are also used in places where users do not want to take their mobile devices, for example, health centres with swimming pools. The implementation of mobile access control does not need to be at the expense of losing crucial smart card benefits in the workplace.
4. Mobile Access is Highly Controllable
One of the best benefits of mobile access systems is the controller can grant access to different areas of the business to different people and can change access permissions whenever this is needed. This provides a precise level of access control and makes the process efficient. Monitoring is also easier and businesses save time on employing staff to physically check access rights and to update or remove them where necessary. Access control can be precisely configured and there is an infinite number of configurations.
5. Mobile Access Offers Enhanced Security
Mobile access platforms provide secure communication between the mobile device and the server, and the device and the reader. This means no personal data are displayed and the process is encrypted to protect sensitive details. It is also easier to control access rights from a central location, which provides enhanced security when permissions need to be quickly changed. Plus, people are less likely to lose a mobile device or a wearable device like a wristband than they are a key or a card. Using wearables or mobile phones also cuts down the frequency of staff members giving cards or pin numbers to other people so they can, for example, have a longer lunch break or access a restricted area.