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NFC access control: cool and coming, but not close

September 25, 2013Kenneth Z. Chutchian

If the operative word for near field communications access control is “cool,” then the obvious question is: “Are we there yet?”The answer is no.Despite limited rollouts that produced enthusiastic feedback from college students and other potential end users, the road toward widespread adoption of NFC-enabled smartphones being used for access control is full of detours and traffic lights. Some of the impediments are technological, some are about security and some are about when...

absco alarms, access control, Brad Wilson, dave holmes, debra spitler, eric slabaugh, HID Global, Identive Group, Ingersoll Rand, Jay Hauhn


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Smart cards, NFC to boost market for access control credentials

January 28, 2013Rich Miller

Smart cards and near field communication (NFC) are set to drive new growth in the $400 million global access-control credential market, according to a new study by IMS Research.Smart cards are expected to lead the next generation of credentials used for physical access control, representing approximately 40 percent of the global market. Secondary uses for these credentials include electronic payments and identity management.Blake Kozak, a senior analyst for IMS Research, said NFC and personal identification...

access control, IMS Research, near field communication, NFC, PKI, public key infrastructure, Security Systems News, smart cards


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