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Mobile Credentials: Access Control for the Mobile Workforce 

by Geny Caloisi
Digital devices are becoming more prevalent as the world adopts new technologies astoundingly. Mobile credentials are becoming increasingly popular across various industries and applications for managing access control. Using a mobile credential, you can access a building, room, or location by authenticating with your smartphone. This replaces traditional credentials such as keys, fobs, and cards.

Abloy UK has launched a new discussion paper which explores the increased demand for mobile credentials, particularly in critical infrastructures where they’re being used to answer the need for flexibility, convenience and improved operational efficiency. In addition, they provide an easy way to manage access rights with instant delivery and increased security and sustainability.

A mobile credential is a digital access key that allows you to authenticate with your smartphone and use it to gain access to a building, room, or site, replacing a traditional key, fob or card.

The paper addresses the demands from critical infrastructure businesses that need flexible, reliable key management for various sites. From electricity substations to railway track-side cabinets and signal boxes, ISP network cabinets, telecom towers and many more, often in remote locations. 

Many sites require shared access by different companies, sometimes by employees and often by contractors. Abloy’s whitepaper discusses the range of options available to businesses to ensure their assets are secure. 

It also explains how Abloy can help companies improve operational efficiency with effective key management, reducing risk, reducing wasted journeys, saving money and contributing to their sustainability objectives.

Steve Wintle, Head of Critical Infrastructure at Abloy UK, said: “The world is adopting new technologies at an astounding rate, and as a society, we are becoming more reliant on and comfortable with digital devices. Mobile credentials are gaining popularity across various industries and applications regarding managing access control.

“In this whitepaper, we discuss how mobile credentials have the power to revolutionise access control, making it a more sustainable, convenient, flexible and money-saving strategy. We also consider barriers to implementation and recommend the type of applications where they could be the ideal access solution.”

To view the whitepaper, go to https://bit.ly/3doHkth

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