Abloy UK has launched ASSA ABLOY’s IncedoTM Business Mobile Keys, a new type of security access credential that enables users to ditch existing keycards and fobs and use their own electronic devices to gain entry to secure areas.
New IncedoTM Business Mobile Keys can be enabled on mobile phones, tablets, watches and other wearable electronic devices, allowing the device to function as a user’s credential to enter an office or other business facilities, adding an additional layer of protection on smart devices with biometric authentication and screen locking compared with traditional security keycards.
Pip Courcoux of Abloy UK explains: “Research shows that 17.3% of card or fob users lose at least one card or fob annually, compromising security and creating a cost for the organisation to replace.
“Mobile credentials are seen as a more secure way to manage access, and people are less likely to lose a mobile phone in comparison with other credential types. A mobile key can also verify the identity of an individual, for example using a verification code or facial recognition.
“A growing number of buildings are now integrating touchless access control systems too in order to create safer, cleaner environments, so the launch of IncedoTM Business Mobile Keys couldn’t have come at a better time.”
IncedoTM Business Mobile Keys offer user convenience and efficiency by allowing ‘keys’ to be sent over the air to temporary staff or visitors, removing face to face handovers. For existing staff, mobile credentials eliminate the need for a key, card or fob, which also reduces touchpoints and the use of plastic materials.
Secure mobile access offers another layer of protection with the mobile devices’ biometrics and screen locking, and there is no risk of breaches from card sharing. Plus, the transmission range is greater when using a mobile key, so readers can be placed behind a locked door.
IncedoTM Business Mobile Keys simplify management too. The system administrator manages user IDs via the secure management portal, and a mobile key can be transferred to the user’s phone via the mobile access app.
The system administrator then adds mobile key into Incedo Business UI and associates it with the user, allowing them to present the mobile key to the configured reader to open the access point.