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The Most Important Trend for Access Control Security in the Near Future

Already have an old physical security access control system or considering of having one integrated? Before you say "I Do" to an upgrade or a brand new system, keep in mind that the future is going mobile. That's right, mobile. The smart phone and its ever expanding capabilities and ever-present dominance in our everyday lives isn't going away anytime soon, if ever. If anything, it's getting more convenient and relied upon. Mobile devices are changing the way we all thing about everything in our lives, and for organizations mobility can enhance everything from operations to networks and physical security.

Mobile credentialing is one seen as one of the most important and game changing technologies that will improve access control effectiveness and experiences in general. And, that's not just us as professional, licensed, integrators saying that; a recent survey on access control conducted by HID, one of our GenX Security Superior Brand Partners, revealed what's on the minds of users. In fact, the survey revealed that mobile credentialing is "The most important trend shaping physical access security in the near future." In fact, 61% of those surveyed believe that organizations which don't deploy enterprise mobile apps are at a competitive disadvantage.

But, if we are talking future, then what is the current state of adoption of mobile credentialing? A whopping 25% of organizations surveyed are either currently fully deployed for mobile credentialing access control, partially deployed, or in the process of transitioning over. But, that's not all. Another 6% of organizations and companies will be mobile-enabled in as little as the next 12 months.

Security for your organization isn't a spectator sport. There's no set-it-and-forget-it. Security strategy positioning for your organization is something you must stay on top of and be competitive about, especially if your organization has good reason to keep unauthorized persons out or any type of property to protect, be it physical or intellectual. The benefits of mobile access are:

  • staying modern with security and projecting a modern company image

  • keeping access control efficient

  • enhancing a more secure workplace

  • fostering a high level of user convenience

  • use both phone and smart devices like smart watches for access control credentials

  • time savings

  • easy and simple enrollment for users

  • ability to manage multiple locations

So, how does mobile access control work? It's quite simple. The process generally looks like this:

Step 1: An end-user administrator manages users and Mobile IDs via an access control management portal

Step 2: The Mobile ID is transferred to the phone wirelessly

Step 3: The access control reader is activated when the user is in close proximity via either a tap on the screen with a prompt or by moving the mobile device in a specified motion called "gesture detection"

Step 4: The access control reader sends the mobile credential data to the access control panel

Step 5: The management portal grants or denies access to the user

GenX Security is Greenville's and the Upstate's leader in commercial security and fire integration, with a 5-star rating and a 5-star guarantee. We have multiple mobile access control solutions to fit nearly any budget and security strategy, for any type of organization or property. Who is mobile access control the best for? Anyplace where there are people going in and out regularly and especially if the ability to grant or remove access at a moment's notice is important. This type of organization could be education, healthcare, assisted living, laboratories, apartment and multifamily real estate, office buildings, and more.

Contact us at or by calling 866-598-4369 for more information on how mobile credentialing can work for your organization's access control, and for the 5-star service and quality we guarantee!


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