Verizon Wireless is working with two ASSA ABLOY companies – HID Global and Yale Locks & Hardware – to demonstrate the benefits of smart phones carrying mobile keys.
The Consumer Electronics Show demonstration in the Verizon booth will show how Verizon Wireless smart phones, carrying ASSA ABLOY/HID Global Mobile Keys, can be used to open doors fitted with Yale Real Living locks featuring near field communications technology.
The Yale Real Living line will be compatible with the ASSA ABLOY/HID Global Mobile Keys platform, an infrastructure for distribution and management of mobile keys. The platform enables credentials to be distributed securely through NFC-enabled mobile phones as an alternative to mechanical keys and physical access cards.
The CES demonstration will illustrate how an ASSA ABLOY/HID Global Mobile Key can be issued over the air to an NFC-enabled smart phone on the Verizon network and then used to open an NFC-enabled Yale Real Living lock.
The Mobile Keys platform enabled by the NFC technology has already been introduced to the hospitality industry by Yale’s and HID Global’s parent company, ASSA ABLOY. Verizon Wireless also recently collaborated with HID Global on the first pilot of NFC smart phones carrying HID Global’s mobile keys for access control at a university.