HID Global has released its top 10 trends in access control for 2013. The focus is on mobile solutions, near field communications (NFC) and Cloud-based services.
1: Users are seeking a more “frictionless” security experience, with solutions that are built on open standards to ensure interoperability, adaptability, and credential portability to mobile devices.
2: Mobile access control adoption will accelerate and evolve to dramatically change the industry.
3: Mobile access control solutions will still co-exist with cards.
4: Access control continues to converge – both on cards, and on NFC-enabled mobile devices.
5: Card technology will continue to migrate from prox to magstripe to smarter smart cards with additional, multi-layered security.
6: Mobile access control is accelerating identity management’s move to the cloud, supported by new managed services.
7: Secure issuance advancements are simplifying how cards are produced and distributed, while also making them more secure.
8: Trusted NFC tags will change how we secure assets and protect consumers.
9: FIPS-201 technology is fueling more robust personal identification security, and moving beyond federal agencies and contractors to commercial applications.
10: Visitor management technology is increasingly being integrated with access control systems.