HID says future of door access might not be cards

Fresh from a pilot project at Arizona State University, HID Global takes a look at the phone-as-credential model

Clearly the access control industry faces a lot of hurdles to overcome before NFC-ready door access is as common as iClass. The project begs even more questions than we have time for here (such as who handles the phone credential provisioning), but no emerging technology starts with all the questions answered. With the force of an industry giants like HID Global, RIM and Verizon, it's likely that this proof-of-concept project one day will become surprisingly common. And in that case, maybe we won't “badge in” to get to our desks at the office or into our dorm rooms, we'll just “app and go”.