Doug Bedell — November 10, 2017, 2:23 pm

‘Contactless Access Control’ Becoming an Industry Priority

At whatever level, from doorways to lengthy perimeters, access control is becoming an ever-more pressing security need for enterprises. That was clear from a recent discussion at a Security Industry Association conference in New York reported on by SecurityInfoWatch.

“I don’t think we are just five years away from total contactless entry. I think it is more like 15 to 20 years, but we are getting there,” said Laurie Aaron, Executive Vice President at WaveLynx Technologies Corporation. “We have partners that are cloud-based access control systems and they absolutely have that vision of contactless entry; the cloud talking to the device and the device back to the cloud into the hardware that unlocks the door. I do see that coming but we are years away since this industry moves at a very slow pace in terms of innovation, but I think the time is ripe for disruption.”

At another recent meeting, Aaron advised, Silicon Valley IT companies “were genuinely interested in learning how they could work with the technology vendors in the current physical security market and help advance applications and technology.”

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