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January 17, 2022

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The Video Surveillance Report 2022

Access Control

 Assa Abloy’s Incedo Business unveils mobile keys solution

ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions is enabling customers to benefit from the cost saving benefits of managing access control with its new smartphone keys, available with ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions’ Incedo Business system. 

Global work patterns are more fluid than ever. IBM estimates 1.87 billion people will be working remotely by 2022. The convenience and security benefits of mobile keys are tailor-made for managing access with maximum efficiency.

The Wireless Access Control Report 2021 concludes that over two-thirds of organisations will have adopted mobile access control to some extent within two years, according to a wide-ranging survey of security professionals analysed in the report.

David Moser, Interim VP Digital and Access Solutions at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions EMEA, says: “In our mobile world, it makes sense for users to keep secure keys on a device they are already carrying.

“The new Incedo Business mobile key solution is simple to manage, which saves valuable time for security staff. It harnesses on-device biometrics to add another layer of site security.

“At the same time, it gives employees and visitors the option to unlock doors with a convenient key stored on their own mobile device. Your mobile phone can them open the car park barrier, access the printer network or even operate a locker, without visitors needing to collect a card or fob face to face.”

Incedo Business mobile keys are powered by Seos, the latest generation of credential technology with the highest encryption and authentication standards.

The Incedo-enabled hardware range of wireless locks and wall readers is already compatible with mobile keys, which can be deployed alongside standard RFID credentials.

Mobile keys are sent over the air to employee smartphones, removing the need to buy plastic cards or pay for printing. With a mobile solution, facility managers save time previously wasted in credential handover and are not required to be on-site.

A missing physical credential needs replacing. By using mobile keys, system management is faster and easier: Updating, revoking or adding new access rights takes place instantly over the air. The business also reduces use of non-recyclable plastics.

The security of virtual keys improves on traditional credentials. Despite strict policies against the practice, smartcards are often shared between employees. Phones are less readily passed around and, in any case, have fingerprint, face ID or passcode protection built-in. The same biometric protection will stop a casual thief from using on-device mobile keys. RFID credentials do not have these equivalent safeguards.

David continues: “Keyholders already use their mobile device to buy a coffee, board a plane or book a taxi.

“Now it becomes a secure and versatile key, too. They can travel to multiple locations contact-free, for example. Users don’t even need to open an app to unlock an authorised door. Incedo has taken the next step in our mission to keep people and businesses moving. Together.”

A modular, platform approach makes both procurement and operation simpler. Managers choose the security hardware and credentials they need together with the appropriate management system.

Keep up with the wireless access control market

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  • The current state of wireless access control solutions in the market
  • The developing ‘move to mobile access control’ trend
  • Views on open architecture and integration
  • The growing use of the cloud and ACaaS to manage access systems
  • How important is sustainability to the industry?

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