“Mobile is finally ready.”
This is what we keep hearing after presenting the NFC wallet mobile credential solution to potential customers.
After nearly 10 years of testing, pilots, and small deployments that have resulted in little to no mobile adoption, mobile is finally ready.
After nearly 10 years of your boss or CEO asking you “hey, why can’t we use our phones to open the door?”, mobile is finally ready.
While the idea of opening a door with your phone has always been cool in theory, if your fellow employees can’t figure out what to do with their phone, or if it doesn’t work consistently once they do, adoption rate will decrease and excitement around the solution will plummet. NFC wallet credentials will work every single time, and offer a familiar, easily-adopted user experience.
Even if you could get credentials working well enough in your environment, you had to contend with BLE, which is inherently insecure and subject to all sorts of attacks. Basically the prox of mobile. If you were a small-medium business, maybe you could get by (provided a poor user experience was acceptable), but passing enterprise cyber-security reviews? Not likely. Since NFC Wallet credentials are placed directly in the Secure Element of the mobile device in a closed-loop process, they are the most secure mobile credential on the market by a significant margin.
Whether you are in charge of security for a global organization, a single building, or a small office space, access control is one item on a long list of responsibilities. NFC Wallet credentials offer a completely automated enrollment process, providing an improvement over cards, fobs, and other mobile offerings. Once new users are added into your corporate directory, everything from there can be automated, even adding that credential into your access control system. There’s also little to no training involved, outside of “present the phone to the reader, and you’re in!” It’s rare to be able to adopt a new technology that makes life easier for everyone involved, but that’s exactly what NFC Wallet credentials are doing.
The appetite for mobile has been around for years. We know you’re not in love with shipping out cards and fobs. But in order to move on, you need a solution that is reliable enough, secure enough, and easy enough to manage, something that will actually be a value-add to your organization.
And for those reasons you are finally able to say (one more time with feeling):