Mobile access control credentials and systems provide a secure, flexible and convenient way to regulate entry to your buildings or properties. This latest technology permits building groups and management to control entry, guard operations, manage guests and remain secure without inconveniencing staff or tenants with different physical access credentials.
A mobile access credential is a token that is loaded into an Application on a smartphone to provide a digital access key. It replaces the traditional physical access control card or fob. However, it may be presented to an access control reader and used in the same way as a card.
In this blog, we’ll show you mobile access solutions and highlight their value for building and property managers.
Mobile Access Control: What Are the Advantages?
Cost-effective and time-saving
Cloud-based mobile access management systems simply work with smartphones, saving everyone time and money. Often, the installation of mobile access control credentials results in savings of up to 50% over traditional physical cards. In addition, since adding and removing users happens digitally, over the air, you may save additional time not manually distributing keys to your tenants or employees.
Mobile access control systems permit you to simplify entry into your building. By integrating digital access into people’s mobile devices, you largely avoid the headaches of lost and stolen physical access cards.
Physical credentials such as key fobs or key cards are far more susceptible to theft, damage, and/or getting lost. A lost key card may be a vulnerability to your facility.
Mobile access credentials, conversely, provide higher security and flexibility for each user. People are also much less likely to lose track of their high-priced personal smartphones, so there’s less worry regarding keys falling into the wrong hands or becoming lost. If a phone is lost, they are still protected with authentication passcodes or face recognition software. In the worst case, the credential can be deactivated remotely.
Security and convenience are two of the most significant benefits of cloud-based mobile access credentials and management systems. Mobile devices are easily integrated into the latest access control systems, and many tenants already carry a mobile phone.
Mobile access control systems are also convenient for property owners and building teams. Seamlessly, they give access to the premises with the push of a button. In addition, any updates or changes to a system can be made with ease, digitally and over the air.
Simple auditing and record-keeping
Cloud-based mobile access control systems provide organized auditing and record-keeping capabilities. This technology allows you to keep track of people’s activities in real-time. In case of an emergency, you have immediate access to records for specific locations in your building.
How Do Mobile Credentials for Access Control Work?
The defining characteristic of mobile access control systems is the use of smartphones, smartwatches, and tablets as entry credentials. Since many of us carry a smartphone today, these systems offer unparalleled connectivity and convenience. Furthermore, almost all mobile access systems are compatible with Android and iOS.
Simply put, mobile devices interact with access readers to give end-users access through doors, locks, gates, turnstiles, and more. There are several ways you can implement access control integrations within a mobile device.
ARCO Access Mobile App
ARCO Access App enables real-time scanning of all nearby doors available for the User, based on their GPS location. Access is granted through system generated QR codes that will automatically expire after a given time frame.
- Displays Sites and Doors 50 meters from the User’s location.
- Generated QR codes are valid for 30 minutes.
- ARCO Platform mapping of location on the Dashboard.
- GPS location of the User activating the panic alarm.
- ARCO Platform processing of Access events from the phone.
- English, Chinese, Spanish and French language support.