Evolution of Credentialing and Access

Jan 17, 2024

Access control has experienced an evolution across applications and sectors, shifting from traditional physical keys / credentials, and driving technology / digital enhancements towards mobile-enhanced credentials and biometric solutions.

Across applications, credentialing has evolved in varying manners – in Residential and Commercial settings, the growth of #smartlocks and mobile-integrated access systems has enabled remote and secure management of entrances, and similarly, the Travel and Mobility sector is embracing digital keys and mobile passes, streamlining travel and hospitality experiences.

As credentialing continues to evolve, biometrics credentialing is expected to be a key enhancement that is garnering investment and exploration by suppliers – applications such as Airport access (e.g., Clear) are exemplary of how biometrics can drive enhanced security and convenience to end-users.