Use of mobile devices for access control to grow significantly by 2020, Gartner report suggests

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The use of mobile devices for access control is likely to grow significantly over the next few years, with 20 per cent of organizations using smartphones instead of physical access control cards by 2020, a recent research report from Gartner has predicted.

In 2016, less than five per cent organisations used smartphones to enable access to offices and other premises. “Today, the increasing availability of mobile and Cloud technologies from many physical access control system (PACS) vendors will have major impact on how these systems can be implemented and managed,” said David Anthony Mahdi, Research Director at Gartner.

PACS technology is widely deployed across multiple vertical industries and geographies to secure access to a wide range of facilities and ensuring that only entitled people get access to specific locations. Smartphones using technologies and protocols such as Bluetooth, Bluetooth LE, and Near Field Communication can work with a number of readers and PACS technology.

“Replacing traditional physical access cards with smartphones enables widely sought after cost reductions and user experience benefits,” added Mahdi.

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