Critiquing HID's 'Access Control Goes Mobile' Presentation

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Apr 11, 2012

Are Mobile Credentials ready for primetime?  ASSA ABLOY / HID, who have invested heavily in the technology, posted a webcast of their joint 'Access Control Goes Mobile' event at ISC West. Using mobile devices to host access credentials is a growing trend, with recent development centering around the inclusion of NFC technology into credential readers, door hardware, and smartphone devices. In this note, we examine the key takeaways from that presentation.

We have embedded the entire webcast here for reference. (note: the player omits timestamps so its hard to track by time):

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