Axis: Use QR Codes Instead of Access Cards

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Sep 12, 2017

Innovation in access may be hard to find, but Axis recently suggested an idea for credentials few have considered. Rather than using plastic cards, Axis suggested a different approach: Use QR Codes instead.

Furthermore, Axis explained how to implement the idea using their own equipment.

Is this a good idea?

Inside we take a deeper look, and examine using QR Codes as credentials, including its negatives and positives.

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*** **** ***** ******* **** ********** *** ** *********** *** QR **** *******

******, *** *** **** ** **** ** ****** *** **********, a ******* ******* ***** *** **** ******* **************** ** ******. **** *********:

*** ****** *** **** ********** ********** ** ** *********** ******* on *** ****** **** ******** *** ******** *** ** *** AXIS ***** ******* **** ********** ** **** *** ** ********** over *** *******. *** **** ********* **** ******* ** *** are ***** *** ******* ** **** ********* *** ********** **************

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Comments (19)

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