There are different ways to access an office space and the infographic shows some of the common and conventional means in which keyless access rights are granted.
Access badges not only afford access rights but they act as an identifier for people who are authorized in the space.
However at KISI, we are interested in the unconventional and the novel, so let’s talk about the new and upcoming access badge technologies that are fast emerging in the cyber world.
Key fobs and Key cards
Key cards and key fobs can be updated with new access badge technologies and upgraded key fob hardware.
Biometrics is one such technology, where it can serve as a more secure way of authorizing access rights. However, it not as wide spread because a biometrics access control system often require great cost and complexity to gather your co workers’ fingerprints. For smaller companies and working spaces, this is a complicated and expensive form of access badge.
Additionally, the gathering of biometrics would often conflict with the individual rights and privacy. Some employees may be wary and resistant to biometrics technology. There are still ongoing debates on the evils and susceptibility of biometrics technology.
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Regardless of the scares and potential resistance that may arise when adopting newer advanced cyber technology, newer cyber technologies offer greater degree of flexibility and security a company could utilize.
Even though, NFC technology is rapidly growing in innovation and uses (think NFC-based mobile wallets ), but they are not gaining as much tractions and attention with consumers and users due to the likely frauds that may occur from cyber hacking. NFC technology can be use as means to update key fob or older access badges such that it users can use NFC phones to move within and among spaces and even to automate not only our home, cars but our offices too.
As we approach the height of the 21st Century – with the increasing plethora of access badge technologies – there will no longer be a real need for key fob in the future, where key fob will be replaced with mobile access badge.
Ultimately, as more useful applications are built around NFC and newer access badge technologies, there will be greater incentives for innovators and forward users to include them into their lifestyle.
Share the Infographic On Your Site