Orangeville, ON (James Doan) Mobile credentialing technology has impacted security and access control. Almost every individual in today’s society can admit to using their cellphone. Most will concede that it’s almost always in their hand. The question in access control has become: Why can’t I use my mobile device to do this?

But it’s not that simple. Before businesses use mobile credentialing, they must consider many intricate factors. A major one is safety. The connectivity of cell phones presents an enhanced risk of cyber vulnerabilities. But the progression of biometrics and the use of two-factor authentication can ensure that these devices remain in the proper hands.

The adoption of mobile credentialing will often depend on an organization’s size. The main goal behind the technology is to make the access control process easier. Sometimes, the traditional key card still prevails.

Mobile credentialing is best suited and in demand for small- to medium-sized businesses. These applications involve fewer people and doors.