Dubai, UAE – Digital IDs and mobile authentication will propel many more mobile access deployments. HID, a leader in trusted identity and physical security solutions said in its inaugural State of the Security Industry Report on Friday.
“Identification and authentication are more commonly completed via mobile devices, including smartphones and wearables. The growing popularity of digital wallets from major players such as Google, Apple and Amazon is a key driver of this trend,” the report said. “And expanded capabilities allow smartphone users, for example, to add keys, IDs and digital documents directly in the wallet app. These include, but are not limited to, drivers’ licenses in eight states, verifiable COVID-19 vaccination information, employee badges, student IDs and hotel room keys.”
The report revealed that commercial real estate companies (40%) are outpacing other verticals “as large commercial real estate firms are leveraging mobile access as part of their larger tenant experience apps.”
The survey also found that nealy 60 percent of respondents see the benefit of contactless biometrics.
“Biometric technologies represent a major break from more conventional means of access control. Using biometrics as an additional authenticating factor (e.g., biometric scans to verify an individual’s physical identity) can help organizations eliminate unauthorized access and fraud,” the report stated. “The importance of this trend is exemplified in the survey data, which shows that 59% of respondents are currently using, planning to implement, or at least testing biometric technologies in the near future.”