Smartphones are everywhere. In 2012 alone, there were 155.1 million U.S. smartphone users, and the number will keep growing. The International Data Corporation projects that over 50 percent of Americans will own a smartphone in 2013, which is why so many new smartphone solutions are developing for security.
HID and Maxxess are making sure that access control solutions are easy to use on smartphone devices. According to The Herald, HID is creating new access control solutions to make sure that only certain people have access to shared temporary offices. Their access control solution allows end users to access office spaces through a system of smart cards and NFC-enabled smartphones.
Maxxess also recognizes the importance of creating smartphone solutions. They create integrative access control solutions that save money, and can simply be added into existing access control solutions. As smartphones are already in use by so much of the general population, it’s easy to add the devices into any access control system.
Maxxess’ integrative solutions make it easier to communicate and send alerts as well. They announced their eMobile solution in 2011, with a focus on Duress Messaging and Priority Messaging. While Priority Messaging allows users to contact everyone within an organization, Duress Messaging provides the tools and features to send for help if an incident occurs.
When combined with eFusion, the smartphone access control solution provides next generation security, safety and emergency management in one simple solution. Live video can also be used through the eFusion module, so incidents can be recorded and automatically viewed.
Many video monitoring tools have also been created for smartphone use as well. Smartphone surveillance monitoring can make jobs easier for a number of different markets. From retail to public safety, smartphones can take users out of the control room, allowing them to view footage from any location.