How Mobile Access Control Can and Cannot Help With Coronavirus

By Brian Rhodes, Published on Mar 23, 2020

With coronavirus concerns continuing to rise, many access control companies have pitched mobile access control as safer but how much are they? And what should be done?

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Inside this report, we examine:

  • Door Operators vs Mobile Access
  • Coronavirus pitches from Openpath, BluB0X, and ZK Teco
  • Feedback from HID, Farpointe Data, ZK Teco, and others
  • Benefits of mobile access control for coronavirus
  • Fingerprint reader issues
  • Limitations and issues that remain for mobile access control
  • Outlook on how coronavirus will impact mobile access adoption

Executive *******

***** ****** ****** ******* can ************* ****** *** potential *** ******** ********, entering ***** ************** ******** people ** ***** *** door ****** ** **** to **** *** ****. As **** ** ***** marginally ** ***** *** bigger ***** ***** ******.

***********, ***** *** ********** awareness ** *** ***** of ******** ****** *** high ******** *********, ** expect **** ****** ****** control **** *******.

Dirty **** ******* ******

*** *** **** ******** of ****** ********, *** reader ** **** ** unlock * ****, *** the **** ****, ** turn, **** *** **** using * ******** ******* door ******.

**** ***** *** ********* to **** ********** ******* users ***** **** **** exists.

*** *******, ****** ************ ********** '******** and ************' **** ********* ****** ***********.

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** ******** ***-******* **** access ********** ***** ** desired, *** ******* **** be ******** **** *********** ******** ** ******, as ** ***** ** this ********:

******* ***** ******* **** see ** ******** ** deployment ** **** *** clearly ****** ******* *** spreading *******.

Coronavirus ******* **** ********, ****** *** ******

****** ****************** ** ***** ********* emphasizing *** *********** ******* benefit ** '*****-**** ******' with '** **** ** touch *** ******' ***** the ********'* ***-***** ****** button *** ********* '****' feature ** ****** ***** even **** ***** ****** and ********* ** * pocket ** *****.

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*** *************:

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****,** **** ********* *** ******** ********* of ***** **** *******:

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Feedback **** ***, **********, ******, ******

******* ***** ****** ****** vendors **** **** ****** to ******** ****** ** a *********** *********.

******* **** ** ** emails **** ***** ***** company's ****** ********* **** usability **********, **** **** not **** ***** ****** as ***** ***** ** more ******** **** *********** contactless ***********.

*** *******,*** ********** ** **** **** traditional *********** *** ********* 'non-contact' **** ****:

*** ******** ** *** current *** *********** ******/********** offerings (********* ****** ******) are ****-***** *** ***** contactless *** *** *** being ******** ************ ** a ******** ** ******** to *** ***********. ** definition, ***** ********* ** not ******* *** **** to ***** ******** (***** than ***** **********) ** successfully ************.

************ *************:

*’* ******** ********* ******* on ****** ***** * ‘healthier’ ******. ***** ** me *** ****** ****** themselves *** *******, ** they *** ** ******** contact **** *** *****, ears, **** *** ***** (Leads ** ** ***** of ** *********’ ******!). Also, ***** ****** ** granted *** *** **** typically ***** ** **** or **** *** **** open, ******* **** **** to ***** *** ****** that ******** **** *** touched. ***** **** *** phone *** ** *********** to *** ****, **** to *** **** ******, then ** *** **** user, *** ** **.

***** ******* **** ** while **** *** ***** mobile ********* ** ****** healthier, **** **** *** make ***** ****** ** company ***** *** ********* out ** ******** ** 'poor *****':

** ** ******* **** mobile ****** ** ****** from * ******* ********** perspective **** ****** **** finger ***** ******* ** touch ******* **** ******* physical *******. *** ******** over *** **** ******* contactless **** ****** ** harder ** *****.

*******, ** ***** ** in **** ***** ** promote ***** ************ ** hygienic ********* **** * product ***** ******* ** the **** ** **** will ********* ** * globally ************ ***** ** which **** ********* ** not ******** ** ****** will ***, ** ** do *** **** ** use **** ** *** product ***********.

*******, ***** ******* ***** that ******* ******** ** mobile *** ********* ** recent *****, *** ****** and **** *********** ****** allows ********** ** ******* the ****** ******** ** employees.

*** *******,** **** ******* **:

***** **** ***** **** station ******** *** ***********, no ******** ***** *** afford *** ****** ***** conceivable ********** ** ***** exposure ** *** ***** to ***** ********* & employees.

***** ** *** *********** outbreak, **’* ********* ******* the ******** ******** *** convenience ***** **** ********** provides . . ********** touchless ********** (***. **** & ****).

******* ***** . . . ** ***** *** choice ******* ***** *** touchless ******** ********** . . . *** **** the ****** ** “*****” technology **** “*********” ********** provides * **** ******, safer (*** ********) **** experience.

**** ****** **** ** the ***** ********, **’** been ****** ** ********** demand *** **** *** mobile (*********) *** ********* readers.

* ******* **** ** this ****** ** ****** by *** ******* ********** people **** *** ***** phone. **** *** ****** now **** ********* *** biometric ****** ** ****** it.

Fingerprint ****** ********/************ ***************

*********** ******* *** ****** to ** ****** ***, as ** ********* **** -**** *********** **** *********** Readers?

*** *******, ** **** USA************ ***** *** ******* between **** ***:

** **** ******* *** spreading ** *****-** *** other ******** & *******, ZKTeco *** ********** ****** extra *********** ** ******** your *********** ****** ***** each ***.

**** ** ********* *********** and ** ****** **** users ** ******* *********** usage.

Benefits ** ****** *** ***********

******, ** *** *** benefits ** ****** ****** Recap **** ******** *** mobile ****** **** ************ access:

Personal ****** *** '****** **********' *********

** ***** ** *********, using * ***** *** to ****** ***** ******* gathering ****** ******* ***** other ***** *** ******** provides ******* ******** ********** against ******* *********** ** others.

*** *******, ****** **** can ****** ***** ** cars ** ******** ******** while ***** ****** ** vehicles. *** **** ******** flexibility ****** ***** ** be **** **** **** from ***** ***** **** unlocking * ****:

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Remote ******/****** *******

******* ******* ********* ** doors *** ** ******/******** from * ***** ********, even ***** *** *** be ******* **** **** who ***** *** *********** to ***** ****** *** deliveries ** ******** ******.

** *** **** ****** as ****** *** ** granted **** * **** computer ** ****** **** deep ****** * ********, the **** ******** ******* to ******* **** *** be **** ***** ****:

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No ******* **** *****/**** ******

**** *** **** '***-******' access *******, ********** ******** credentials ** ******* ** not ********* ******** **** common ********** *******:

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***** ************ *** ***** users ** ***** ***** credentials **** ******* **** readers, ********* ** ****** for ********** ** **** between ********, ******* ***** for ****** ********* ******* user *********** *** ****** readers.

*******

***** ** ***** ****** access ******* **** ******* from ****, *** ***** that ****** **** ** radically ****** ******* *** risk *** ********* ******,************ **** *********** * **** **** direct ********.

********* **** **** ****** access ******* *** ******* a ************* ******** ********.

Comments (6)

*********** ********* ******* ***** in ******** ** ****:

****** **** ********* ** promoted ****?

*** **** ********* * better *** ** ******* public ******?

Improved ****** ******?

* ***** *** **** yes, **** ********* ***/** improve ****** ******. ****** line, *** **** ******/******** objects ****** *****, *** reduced ********* ***** ** to ****** ********** ******* people.

*******, **** **** ******* to ***/******* ***** ******** too. ******** *** **** is ****** *** ******* a ******* ******* ******** things ***** ******* *******, as **** ** ******* natural ********* *** ******* HVAC/filtration ******* ** ********* to *********** ******* *********.

Promoted ****?

*** ****** **: ****** door ********* ** ******** more? ** **** ******, because **** *** ***** door ******** ******* ********* require ********* ******** ******* before ******* ** **********.

*** ******* ** '*** into' ********** ********* ** high ******** ** ***** access ******** ******* *** tech ******* *** *********** burden ** **** ******** to ***-********* *****.

********, *** ******** ** dominated ** ******** ******* who ****** ** *******/******* these ********* **** ****** other **** ***** *** techs ** ******** ****.

******* ******** ** * prime *******- **** **** * significant ****** ***** ** sliding ***** **** ** retail. ***** ***-******* *********** will *** ** ********* or **** ***** ** they *** ** ******* such ** *******.

**, *** ******* **** of ******** **** ***** is ****, *** **** then ** ********** ********* by '***********' ******* ******** and *******.

******* - *** **** was ****** ***-***********. *** situation *** ****** *** the ****** *** ****** as * ***********.

**** ** *** **** calling *** ***** *******' nonsense ******. * *** the ******** ***** **** week *** *** ******** the **** ***** - that ****** **** **** or ********** * **** in ***** ** * reader ** *** *** issue **** **'* ******** the ****** **** ******.

**** ** ***** ******* refuse ** *** *********** as ** ****** *** touting ********** ** ******. One ******** ** ** as ** '********* *******' sales ******.

********** ***** **** ****** access ****** ****** *********** risk *********** ******** ** popular *********** ***********, ***** promotions ***** ** ****** viewed ** ****.

*** **** * ********* bold ********* ** ****** control:

UPDATE: ***** ***** '******* ***********' *** ******* ********

****'* ** ******/***** **** Proxy ******************.********** ******:*********** ***** ****** *** Touchless **********

*** ***** ***, *****, a *** *********–***** *******, was ******** *** ********* on *** ******* ** provide ****** ****** ** buildings **** * ****** phone *** ****** **** plastic ***** *** ***********. That ******* **** ****.

“*** ******* ************ *** all ***** ********. *** it ** ***** *** to ******** * ******** environment,” **** ***** **-******* and *** ***** ****. His *******’* ********** ****** users ** ***** ** at ********* *** *******’ offices *** **** ** to ********* ***** * Bluetooth ******, *** ******* touching * ****** ** even ****** ***** ***** out ** ***** ******.

** ***** ***, ********** made ** *** **** of *****’* *********, *** Mars **** **** *** California ********’* ****** ****** Proxy **** **** ** see ** *** ******* could **** *** ** hygienic ******** ******* ** temporary ********* ** ***** sites.

*******, *** **** ********* still ******.

** ****** ** *** post ***** **** * 'touchless' ****** ***** ********** will *** ********* **** a **** ****** ******** ********** **** ****. ** anyone ******* ** ****** access *** *********** ******* needs ** ******** *** entire ****, *** **** the ****** ******.

** **** ** ******* a ****** ** **** in *** ****** ****.

Update: ******** **** ******** **** *********

******** *** ******* *** prevent *********** ****** ***** to *** ******* **** operators:

'** ******** *********** **** Allegion ********* **** ******* creates * ****-**-***** *********** for ******, ********, ********** contactless ******** ***** *** exit.'

** **** ****, ******** is *** *** **** thing ****** ** **** the **** ******* *******, and ****'** ***** *** fact **** ******* *** necessary ***.

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