Technological Update for Access Control System security
Access Control System security
It is not unreasonable to compare the evolution of the access control System industry with the development of the automotive market. Imagine the best car in the seventies: comfortable, convenient, superior to many, the best in its range.
That classic, in 2017, could continue to provide its basic services without any problem, taking and bringing passengers. However, safety studies over the last forty years have led to raising awareness and awareness of the risks associated with driving. Consequently, car and auto parts manufacturers constantly develop functionalities that minimize risks: disc brakes, airbags, seat belts, alarms, etc.
Now, if we transfer this example to the access control market, we could say that the technological evolution from the seventies to the present day is much greater and dizzying thanks to computer development.
However, with technological development the risks also grow. Along with technology, risks evolve, mutate, improve, become “immune” to the “cures” of the moment. For this reason, big tech companies like HID Global are going one step further, not only addressing current dangers, but also anticipating potential vulnerabilities. Hence, acquiring an awareness of migration and a culture of constant technological updating is highly recommended.
In the corporate world, it is very common for companies to allocate high budgets for updating, every three or five years, their technological equipment (computers, tablets, cell phones). However, when it comes to technology for security, access control and secure identification, many times it is committed to maintaining obsolete systems that, although they continue to provide their basic services, are ineffective against the risks that are updated and renewed daily, this is without considering that updating the company’s IT equipment can be significantly more expensive than migrating to current security and access control solutions.
These decisions are made even knowing that a breach in the company’s security processes can trigger situations such as money leakage, theft of personal or corporate information, intrusion, fraud and major crimes, consequences even more serious than those that may arise. if a computer is not updated. This is evidenced by a study published in 2012 by the Kroll agency in which it is claimed that 61% of companies suffered financial fraud and 55% suffered information theft. The losses associated with this type of fraud are substantial.
Four generations in more than 25 years
The immediate advantage of technology migration is being at the forefront, keeping pace with global advancement. But this is not the only benefit: being as protected as possible is the true value, and in that HID Globalism a specialist. The quality of the solutions it offers is undeniable and this is demonstrated by the users who still continue to operate with equipment that corresponds to the first technology created and marketed by the company in 1991. But despite its quality and functionality, it is necessary to be clear: From that moment to the present day, a period that coincides with explosive, accelerated and diverse technological growth, thousands of novel and complex ways have been designed to do harm, to violate corporate systems and to commit crimes by trespassing on security systems. At this point it is worth recalling the auto industry analogy that was raised at the beginning.
During this time HID Global has developed new technologies. In 2014, it launched HID Mobile Access, which works thanks to SEOS technology and represents a generational leap compared to other company proposals. HID Mobile Access is a digital identification solution that enables the use of smartphones and other devices to safely open doors, both up close (in “touch” mode) and remotely (in “twist and go” mode), or as a supplement to traditional card access. In addition, it allows you to manage secure identities.
Nowadays it is very common to forget or lose the wallet, the keys or the physical card to access some place, but without the cell phone we feel that we are missing a part of our body. With that single device, we schedule appointments, communicate with others, work, receive and send information, and have fun. So, what better tool to identify ourselves and access physical and digital spaces and services in a safe, comfortable and convenient way than the mobile phone?
HID Mobile Access
HID Mobile Access is a solution compatible with devices based on iOS and Android, operates via Bluetooth and opens doors without starting the application. The issuance, management and revocation of secure mobile identities is managed through the HID Mobile Access portal and identities can be protected by locking the device screen.
The upgrade is the way for companies to take advantage of these new solutions: initially by replacing the previous readers with multi-technology readers with integrated Bluetooth. With these devices it is possible to read technologies without and with standard technologies with proprietary encryption key and Mobile Access technology. The next step is, as the need arises, to replace old cards with state-of-the-art cards, whether physical or digital. Not a single day of operation is lost in this process.
Today the world has its bets in the mobile universe, and access control technology is no exception. The technological migration to this scenario is inevitable and necessary: it is much more secure, convenient, reliable, comfortable, and the experience is unique.