Security Magazine on Using Mobile Credentials to Reduce Security Concerns

July 5, 2019

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The Security magazine article, “Mobile Credentials: Why Should You Adopt Them and What You Need to Know,” outlines how mobile credentials can be used to reduce security concerns.

From the article: “Brivo’s study, “3 Key Drivers to Technology Adoption in Physical Security,” reveals 81 percent of survey respondents are reliant on mobile applications to manage their facilities and people, and 62 percent of them are using one to five mobile applications for work. However, only 25 percent have adopted mobile credentials to manage security, revealing opportunities for enterprise security professionals to tap into using mobile applications to improve physical security practices, such as access control, video and alarm management and more.”

As described in the article, mobile credentials are a “type of digital key stored on a mobile phone.” This digital key can be used in lieu of an access card to gain entry into a building. Mobile credentials can lower administrative costs and time spent processing requests. “Users are also much less likely to lose or forget their phone than to lose or forget an access control card, decreasing special requests to the administrator,” said Brivo president and CEO, Steve Van Till, in the article.

While mobile credentials offer an effective way to reduce security concerns, the article does address some of its challenges, including those associated with mobile security “due to a large quantity of BYOD (bring your own device) employees who are becoming more privacy conscious and are using more business applications,” according to the article.

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Hikvision authored this blog, “Cybersecurity Tips from Hikvision to Address Vulnerabilities, Insights for Mobile Device Security,” which provides several tips to reduce security concerns and improve security for mobile devices.

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