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BIG-TO Oct Event: Unlocking Mobile Credentials

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Building Intelligence Group's Toronto Chapter hosted its second event on October 24, 2023 at the Smith and Andersen offices in North York, focusing on the shift from traditional card access to mobile credentials.

Panelists for the event:

  • Langdon Baker from Smith and Andersen as the moderator

  • Pam Westwater from Quadreal

  • Edwin Lam from Hines

  • Nicholas Dumoulin from Dream Office

Our chapter focuses on real-world stories, valuable lessons, and best practices from owners and operators in smart building solutions. In alignment with the BIG-Toronto mission, our panelists came together to explore the current state and future potential of mobile credentials in the Access Control industry. The panelists unanimously agreed that there are challenges to widespread adoption. However, they believe mobile credentials have a promising future if the user experience is seamless, convenient, and surpasses that of physical cards. The discussion included the use of both Bluetooth and NFC technologies, with NFC emerging as the more compelling option.

Despite the challenges, the panelists hold an optimistic outlook on mobile credentials eventually replacing traditional access cards. Organizations looking for effective access control solutions consider factors like ongoing costs, security, consistency, system longevity, and scalability. These insights provide valuable guidance to all stakeholders who are evaluating or looking to step into the future of Access Control.

Our chapter is dedicated to sharing real-world narratives, lessons learned, and best practices derived from firsthand experiences of owners and operators in smart building solutions deployments.

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