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Mobile credentials are set to become the mainstream choice for access control in office buildings as a new generation of workers are forcing employers and landlords to prioritise fast, secure and convenient access via their smartphones, says an access control and intercom product company ahead of a free webinar.
The market survey firm Omdia predicts that annual downloads of mobile credentials worldwide rose from 20 million in 2020 to 120 million by 2023 and 150 million in 2024. It is particularly bullish about Bluetooth, which it predicts to grow by more than three times the speed of the next highest-growth type of access control reader over the next four years (by 119pc to 2024). This rings true, says 2N, taking into account the CBRE study, where nearly half of employees (49pc) said that they would like to use digital solutions in the office, but that they are not widely accessible for them, and 30pc of companies seeing smart building technology as a factor in choosing a building.
Hence 2N is hosting a live webinar, aimed at building managers and system integrators, about the new patented mobile access technology. Featuring 2N specialists, the event will explore the features of the new tech including the new office-focused access unit – where to use it and how this product can address the needs of proposed and existing office buildings.
Matt Raban, Distribution Manager for the UK and Ireland at 2N, said: “Developers in the UK realise that an integrated access system combined with a smartphone application will be the future of technologically advanced office buildings. In this country, it will become a competitive advantage for forward thinking building designers and facility managers. Our new technology couples near-instant responsiveness with intelligent security and will become the most reliable mobile access solution on the market.”
The 2N On Air webinar starts at 3pm CET, on Thursday, February 25. Speakers include Chief Sales Officer, Tomas Klima; and Chief Product Officer, Tomas Vystavel. You can register for the webinar by clicking on https://www.accelevents.com/e/2NOnAir.