How mobile technology helps staff get back to the office?

Slowly but surely, companies are now inviting their employees back to the office. Many companies also choose to use the llatest technology trends to plan a safe return, increase workplace safety and manage a clear new concept of what the “new workplace” should look like.

New challenges in the workplace

Organization is key to any successful business, which means facing an entirely new reality in the face of an ongoing pandemic. Organizing a work environment where employees feel safe becomes crucial to this success. Technology can contribute to a broader view of security, helping offices and businesses stay safe.

Mobile technology and the workplace

Smartphones are essential for everyday tasks, whether at work or at home. Consider that your smartphone can manage your home security system, oven, refrigerator, washing machine, and car door.

So, if a mobile device can do all of this in the home, a smartphone becomes an essential instrument in the quest for business success in the new normal.

Smart door locks are a growing trend in home security systems, and now companies are following suit. There are no more keys, key cards or other ways to get into your office. A smartphone is all you need, and mobile security will prove much safer with easy credential management.

Mobile IDs with one click on the app

A mobile ID is an electronic key that is in your smartphone. An employee will install an app on their phone and scan a QR code or open a Cloud Key link in front of an electronic reader positioned at entrances and exits.

This type of technology can integrate Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, RFID or even cellular data, which means it offers all sorts of options for cell phone users. A press on the application or a telephone wave will allow entry or exit.

Contactless entry

QR codes and contactless entry mean that employees entering an office no longer necessarily need to interact with front desk or reception staff.

Employees can enter a building without interacting with other staff by simply scanning a code stored on smartphones. This type of technology will also eliminate health hazards such as people touching walls, doors or intercoms which are potentially contaminated surfaces.

Touchless entry can protect offices, but the use of common areas such as elevators or doors with their knobs and handles will be mostly limited or even eliminated.

Visitor management

Apps that enable contactless login can also be the face of visitor management systems, allowing employers to further ensure security by knowing exactly how many people are in a building. They will also allow app users to access specific business guidelines even before arriving at a particular location.

Improved security

Security will improve without worrying about lost, misplaced, or stolen keys or key cards, and smartphones are among the most secure devices because they are equipped with encryption tools. Most people don’t lend them easily either. They are not easily lost, and if the unthinkable happened; most are traceable.

Eliminating the need for keys or key cards will prove cost effective, but if you need to revoke entry privileges, it will be more accessible and immediate.

Guest temporary mobile credentials can be issued if needed. It is also advantageous because you won’t need a physical location to store the necessary data, as a cloud server will handle everything.

Business owners can control multiple access sites from anywhere in the world with remote management of mobile credentials through a digital system.

Security biometrics

Biometrics is on the front line to dominate security protocols in the future. Contactless doors can secure MFA or TFA.

What might the future of office life look like?

Do you want to include a little extra for your employees and customers? Who said mobile technology was all about access and security? Imagine having a coffee with a phone application.

Both Nestlé and Lavazza have developed machines that use an app like Lavazza’s case or let you wave your hand near a menu like Nestlé. No unnecessary touching! The American coffee machine manufacturer Bunn has a QR code that allows you to order from your smartphone. Mobile technology is truly the gateway to the future.

Posted on March 9, 2022

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