Using Your Mobile Phone for Secure Access

A look at Near Field Communications technology and its impact on the access control market

NFC-based access systems will usher in a new era of more convenient and secure transactions. Delivering on this promise, however, will require a simple but protected, fully scalable and standards-based identity delivery system that can support identity nodes-ranging from readers and cards to NFC-equipped mobile phones-that each can be registered as a "trusted node" so that it can be securely provisioned anywhere in the world.

Dr. Tam Hulusi is senior vice president of strategic innovation and intellectual property for HID Global.