NFC Is Better Than BLE For Mobile Access

By Brian Rhodes, Published Jul 06, 2021, 09:25am EDT

Access show panelists say that while BLE is the most common method of mobile access, NFC is a better-performing option.

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Inside this report, we share:

  • Multiple panelist comments calling NFC better
  • The general problem with BLE's Range
  • Where BLE is potentially not secure compared to NFC
  • Sporadic BLE connection problems
  • Why Apple opening Wallet is a big thing for NFC
  • The technology that is coming next, UWB

This report is part of IPVM's Mobile Access coverage, including Mobile Access Control Guide, Mobile Access Control Shootout, and Ultra-Wideband (UWB) And The Future of Mobile Electronic Access Control.

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****** ******* **** ****** ****, ******* ********* ********* on *** ****** **** Bluetooth *** ****** (***) presents ****** ********** ****** compared ** **** ***** communication (***):

****** ***, ****** ******* Marketing**** *** ****:

*** ********** *** ***** that *** ***** ** be **** *** **** accurate *** ************* **** it ***** ** ***** access ******* **** *** phone. **** ***, *** run **** ****** **** in * ***** ** do **** *****, ********, and ** ** ** forth. **'* **** *** nature ** *** **********. I ***** **'* *** a *******-******** *****. **'* just *** *** ** is. *** ********* ***** to **** ********* ** that.

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* ***** **** ****** (from ***) **** *** gives *** * **** more ********** **********. *** phones **** * *********** variation ** **** ********** for *** ** ******** Bluetooth.

BLE's **** ********* *******

******** ** ***, *** mobile ********** *** *** issues ** ***** ****** of ******-****** ******* *****. BLE *** ******** *********** which **** ** ***** approached *** *** ******* to *** ***** ******* or *** ******* ** all.

*** ****** ** ***** that *** ******* ******* together ** * ********, detecting *** ******* ******/**** using *** ** ** issue.

*******, *** '*********' ** NFC ** **** **** selective ** ** ******** the **** ** ** standing ****** ****** ** a ******* **** ****** a ********** *** ** read.

BLE's ******** *****

******* ********* ***** **** BLE ** *** ********* range ** **** **** one-hundred **** **** **** an *******, ***** *** is **** *" - 4" *** **** ****** to *** ***** ** a **.** *** *********.

**** ***, *** ********* range ** ~*** ****, so * **** *** walk ****** ***** ** a **** ******* ********* to ****** ** ** pass ******* **, *** with *** **** *** easily ***** *********** ******** an ************ ****** ** enter.

** ***** ** ******* the ****, *** ****** credential *** **** ** 'fine-tuned' ** **** **** users ****** **** ***** ranges/strong *** *********** *** activated ** **** * door.

*******, **** ******** '**** tuning' **** ** ********* done ** ** ***-**-*** and ********** ****** ***** and *********** ********** *** quickly ****** *** ************ compared ** *********** ******** cards ** ****.

BLE *********** * ******** *****

******* ***** ********* ** IPVM ******* ** *** sometimes ******** ********** ** BLE ****** ***.

*** *******, ** ****** ****** ************, *** ***** ***** BLE ********* *** *** connect ** *** ****** and * ****** *** connection ****** *** ****** requiring *** **** ** handle *** *****, ****** it, *** ******** ***** an ***.

*******, ** **** ****, the ******* *** *** happen **** ***** *** instead, *** ************* ********* recommend ***** *** ******* of *** ** *** option ** *********.

Apple ****** ***** *** *** ****

** ***** ** ******** ****** **** ****** Access ******* ***********, ************ ***** ****** have *** ******* ***** NFC *** ****** ****** control, *** **** *** was ********* ** ***** in*** ****** ************* ***** from ***:

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*******, *** ******* *** recently '****** **' ***** Wallet **** **** ***, improving *** ***** *********** of ****** ****** *** iPhone's ~* ******* ***** worldwide *** ~**% ****** share ** *** **.

UWB ** ******

**********, ******* ********** *****'***** ********' (***)*** ******* **** *** and *** *** ****** access. ***** ******* ********* do *** *** **** equipped ** *** *** as ** ******, **** smartphones ******* **.

*** ** ******** ** Apple ******* *** **** Androids ***, *** *** protocol ******* ** ****** than *** ** ***** of '**************' (**** ******* direction ******* *****) *** has * ****** ********* range **** *** ** track **** ******, ** to ~*** ****.

** ***** ** ****** control ***, *** ** not ********* *********, *** many ****** ************* **** plans ** ****** *******. For *******, ********, *****, and *** *** ******* of ******* ************ ************* ******* ** standardizing ************ ***** ***.

Comments (2)

**** ******* *****. * do *** ***** **** using * ********** *** a ********** ** *** access ******* ***********. **** are ****** *** ******, period. ** ******* ***** to ******* ** ***** or **** *** **** 2 ** ***, ****, but *** *** *** primary ************** *********, ****. I **** ********* ** smart ****(* ****** **** then ***** *****) ** primary.

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***** ******* ****** **** lots ** ***********. ********** I ** *** *** sold ** *** **** of ***** * ***** phone ** * ********** on * ***** *****. Maybe *** *** **********, UWB, **** **** ** bring *** ** **** around.

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