In an article by Robert Lydic, from Allegion (an Elliott Data partner company), he explores the shift of moving to a mobile credential system. Campuses and institutions are beginning to migrate to mobile credentials because they offer higher levels of security, they are easy to use for both the students and the staff, and they are seeing an increase in demand by the students for mobile technology, since they are so dependent on their mobile devices.
Mobile credentials allow more systems to integrate, reduce expenses of card issuance and decrease the risk of sharing credentials…because who really wants to hand over their cell phone to another person? Nonetheless, there are many factors to consider with every access control system, such as cost, software and hardware, support and compatibility.
Elliott Data can help your campus decide if converting to a mobile credential system is right for you. Call 1-888-345-8511 or visit www.elliottdata.com to schedule and appointment with a sales representative to review your current system and determine what mobile solutions would best support your campus.