College students are more interested in using their smart phones as an all-around identity product rather that what most colleges and universities now offer–picture IDs with a mag stripe or contactless chip, a study from SecurityInfowatch.com reports.
The study, conducted among 980 U.S. four-year and two-year colleges and universities, found that convenience is the “ultimate student goal.”
Two-thirds of survey respondents say they’re interested in using their phone in place of an ID card, primarily because they’re less likely to lose their phone.
Students also want safety and security to be as “unobtrusive and transparent as possible,” SecurityInfowatch.com points out. “They do not want campus safety measures to interfere in normal activity.”
That’s where NFC comes in where only a student’s cell phone will be needed for cashless payments or to prove their identity.
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