Samsung is looking to use NFC-enabled mobile access credentials in place of ID cards for workers at its Suwon, South Korea offices.
According to The Verge, the new system would enable Samsung employees to tap their phones against a reader to access their building and other secure areas, rather than present a traditional ID card.
Samsung says the new mobile system will be easier on workers, as they are more likely to forget or lose ID cards than their cell phones. Samsung would also benefit from the money saved on replacing lost or stolen ID cards.
Samsung expects to introduce the new system in the next few months in its Suwon offices, which contain 40% of the company’s total staff, before introducing it to other locations later this year.
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