You may have noticed that your Apple Wallet can now hold your Arizona, Colorado, Georgia, or Maryland driver's license. Once verified by your state MVA following a few identity verification steps, the states will accept your license on your phone as the real deal.
So why does this matter when it comes to security?
Top 5 Reasons mobile credentials make sense for access control
Enhanced Security: Mobile credentials offer stronger security compared to plastic credential cards. Mobile devices can leverage various authentication methods such as biometrics (fingerprint, facial recognition) and device PINs, making it significantly harder for unauthorized individuals to gain access. Additionally, mobile credentials can be remotely deactivated or revoked in case of loss or theft, minimizing the risk of unauthorized use.
Convenience and Accessibility: Users always carry their mobile devices with them, eliminating the need for carrying additional physical cards. Mobile credentials can be easily stored and managed in mobile wallet applications, allowing for quick and effortless access. Users can also receive instant notifications and updates related to their credentials, making the overall experience more streamlined.
Cost-effectiveness: Adopting mobile credentials can be more cost-effective in the long run. Plastic cards often require significant upfront costs for production, personalization, and distribution. Mobile credentials, on the other hand, eliminate these costs as they can be easily distributed electronically and can be reissued instantly without any physical production or distribution expenses.
Integration and Interoperability Reduces Friction: Mobile credentials can seamlessly integrate with other digital systems and services, enabling enhanced interoperability. For example, mobile credentials can be integrated with access control systems, attendance tracking software, and other smart building technologies. This integration allows for a more cohesive and efficient user experience, as well as improved data analytics and reporting capabilities.
Environmental Sustainability: By eliminating the need for plastic cards, organizations can significantly reduce their carbon footprint and waste production. The manufacturing and disposal of plastic cards require energy and resources, whereas mobile credentials are entirely digital and do not contribute to physical waste. Embracing mobile credentials aligns with the broader goal of promoting eco-friendly practices and reducing environmental impact.
Organizations considering the adoption of mobile credentials should assess their specific needs and evaluate the feasibility and readiness of implementing such systems. Theseus Professional Systems can provide a security risk assessment and feasibility study to ensure implementing mobile credentials is right for your organization.
Contact us today to discuss the best access control credentials for your organization.