The Door to the Future of Access Control Is Open

March 11, 2020

On March 11, 2020, Joel Griffin and Paul Rothman of published “The Door to the Future of Access Control Is Open” (which also ran as the March 2020 cover story of Security Business). Identiv’s CEO Steven Humphreys was interviewed for the piece. Check out an excerpt below: Apple has supported NFC Card Emulation mode since the iPhone 6; however, NFC on Apple devices was initially limited to only the Apple Pay payment card use case. It wasn’t until the recent release of iOS 13 that the tech giant fully embraced NFC for access and identity solutions. “Probably the biggest news for the (access control) market overall is the launch of the iPhone 11 and iOS 13, (because) Apple has really fully embraced all aspects of NFC,” Steve Humphreys, CEO of Identiv, recently told the company’s investors on a conference call. “Since (Apple) is always a bellwether, and partly as a result, we are really starting to see the pipeline of NFC-based RFID applications expand more than ever.” According to Humphreys, the expansion of NFC capabilities on the iPhone will truly start to enable frictionless mobile access for end-users. “With (some) technology, you have to open an app and then click to open a door – that is not very frictionless,” Humphreys said. “With NFC, of course, you can just use the device and tap it right to an NFC reader. That is certainly one of the areas we are going to leverage.” Read the full article via