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Fueling The Surge In Demand For Mobile Credential Access Control, Reshaping Security And Convenience

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January 25, 2024

The Middle East is a region where new technologies are emerging faster than ever. With a high level of education and a thirst for innovation, the region is well-positioned to take advantage of the new wave of technological advancements.

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Amidst the technological surge, the significance of robust security solutions cannot be overstated. For the past two decades,ScreenCheck has been a pioneer of the newest technologies in security and access control in the Middle East and Africa.In the realm of access control,the spot light is on mobile redentials.ScreenCheck has been introducing this innovative solution from MOCA Systems and Suprema for the past two years as anauthorized distributor,reshaping the landscape of security solutions.

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“Leaders in the Middle East have the vision necessary to make this region the first to fully realize the potential of secure mobile credentials to create smart cities where residents can seamlessly access the places they live, work, and play,” says Erik Cornelius, Director, International Business, MOCA System, one of the leaders in 100% Mobile Credentials based Access Control Solutions.

What is Mobile Credential Access Control?

Mobile Credential Access Control refers to a modern and secure method of managing property access through digital keys stored on a user’s smartphone or mobile device. Instead of traditional physical cards or key fobs, users receive a unique digital key, typically in the form of a mobile app, a scannable QR code, or a custom link sent via SMS or email. This technology allows businesses, government agencies, or educational institutions to issue and manage access credentials efficiently, enhancing security and convenience for users.

The Necessity of Mobile Credential Access Control in Modern Organizations

In the ever-evolving landscape of security management, traditional card based access control methods are facing increasing scrutiny for their limitations in meeting the demands of modern organizations. Mobile access control systems provide large enterprises with a quick, easy, and convenient way to control access to their premises.

Here are some of the advantages of Mobile Based Access Control:

Exceptional User Experience

Mobile-based access control provides seamless entry with smartphone taps or swipes, eliminating the need for physical cards. Administrators benefit from remote credential management, allowing real-time adjustments and granular control over access levels.

Enhanced Security, Scalability and Integration

Mobile access control incorporates multi-factor authentication, utilizing advanced biometrics like fingerprints or facial recognition. This adds a robust layer of security, ensuring only authorized individuals with verified biometric data access secured areas. Leveraging cloud-based architecture, mobile access control ensures seamless scalability across multiple sites without extensive hardware installations. Centralized management enables administrators to efficiently oversee multiple sites and integrate with existing security infrastructure.

Flexibility, Convenience, Sustainability

Mobile access control eliminates the need for physical cards,providing users with digital credentials on their smartphones.This enhances the efficiency of the access process,reduces the risk of loss or theft, and eliminates the need to discard temporary cards. Mobile credentials contribute to environmental sustainability by reducing the production and disposal of physical cards, aligning with eco-friendly practices.

Future-Proof Technology for Cost Savings

Mobile credentials leverage advancements in mobile technology, positioning them to adapt to future innovations and security enhancements. Also, by eliminating physical card production, distribution, and replacement, mobile credentials significantly reduce costs associated with traditional access control systems.

ScreenCheck’s Contribution to the Surge in Mobile Credential Demand

ScreenCheck, serving as the authorized distributor of Airfob and Suprema in the Middle East and Africa, has been at the forefront of introducing Mobile Credential Access Control to the market for the last two years. Witnessing the evolution from traditional card systems to biometrics and now to mobile-based access, ScreenCheck recognizes the significant shift in security paradigms. The company has observed a substantial demand for mobile credentials in key regions like the UAE, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, driven by their sustainability, cost-effectiveness, scalability, and enhanced efficiency, eliminating concerns related to the loss of physical cards.

With successful implementations of mobile credentials in smart city projects and high turnover environments, ScreenCheck has positioned itself as an innovative leader. The company emphasizes the seamless integration of mobile access control in shared office spaces, where it not only enhances security but also streamlines visitor management. ScreenCheck reports a remarkable surge in demand, with a notable 200% increase in inquiries, showcasing the growing preference for mobile-based access control solutions. “We are seeing a surge in demand for mobile credential-based access control solutions in the Middle East market due to the convenience and security aspect of the technology. Digital ID with Access rights is the future” says Faisal Mohamed, CEO, ScreenCheck Middle East.

The Future is Mobile Credential Access Control

While traditional card-based access control systems still dominate, the future undeniably belongs to mobile access control, and it is not far. ScreenCheck stands at the forefront of this transformative journey, advocating for innovation, sustainability, and enhanced efficiency.

With the global mobile access control market surging from a 2022 valuation of USD 1.8 billion to a projected USD 8.3 billion by 2030, with a CAGR of 24.4%, the trajectory is clear-mobile credential access control is steering us towards a more secure and technologically advanced future.

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