SSN has an interesting article: NFC Access Control: Cool and Coming, But Not Close. Here was my favorite part:
'“I’m still a naysayer,” said Jay Hauhn, chief technology officer at Tyco Integrated Security... "I’m not convinced NFC will be widely adopted,” Hauhn said. “It sounds cool, but it’s a challenge. NFC won’t be successful unless it’s convenient, secure and less complex. The end user won‘t buy it because it‘s cool. They will buy it because it solves a problem.”
Despite Hauhn’s reservations, the buzz for NFC access control is real, especially when it comes from industry insiders such as Debra Spitler, vice president of mobile access solutions at HID Global, based in Irvine, Calif."
'Industry insiders' ??? HID is a non stop sales campaign for NFC. What else do you expect them to say?
That said, I am impressed that Tyco came out so forcefully against NFC. It speaks volumes especially since people like him try very hard not to publicly criticize their 'partners'.
NFC, for physical access control, faces vast challenges.