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Cloud connections will also enable access control systems to join advanced smart building solution set through Cloud-based monitoring applications that deliver robust analytics capabilities used to proactively pinpoint and troubleshoot potential system failures. The applications will also monitor secure connections between access control peripherals and trigger firmware updates to address potential cyber threats.
Additionally, Cloud platforms will support more flexible subscription models that, for instance, enable more easy replenishment of mobile IDs when smartphones are lost or need replacement. These models have the potential to further streamline forecasting, budgeting and reporting while pushing mobile credentials from a product-based model to more of a service-based approach.
Mobile ID subscription licenses can be transferred across an organization’s employees, and they provide administrators with an opportunity to register multiple mobile IDs across multiple devices without incurring additional cost.
But first, physical access control devices must be connected to the Cloud and supported by software developer kits (SDKs) and open application programming interfaces (APIs). IoT functionality will be embedded in access control panels as app extensions so that systems can deliver real-time data to the Cloud, which will facilitate remote diagnostics and a more predictive approach to system maintenance while helping protect against emerging vulnerabilities.
There will also be a faster, more simplified path for solution development and adoption. The market-making dynamics of new, more open hardware environments will attract players beyond traditional physical and IT security integrators into a richer and more vibrant development community.