Article originally posted via Security

Editor Introduction

The idea of touchless systems has gained new levels of prominence during the last year, driven by the global COVID-19 pandemic. Contactless systems have been part of the industry’s toolbox for decades, while technologies like facial and iris recognition are finding new uses every day.

We asked this week’s Expert Panel Roundtable: Which security markets are embracing touchless, contactless systems and why? 

Touchless technology is not a new trend, but contactless systems and transactions have surged since the COVID-19 pandemic. Even after the pandemic is over, it is likely public perception of what is hygienic and acceptable in public spaces will have changed. Safetrust is seeing an uptick in touchless access control systems in the education and flexible office space markets. As campuses open up, providing a seamless, safe and hygienic contactless solution to students, such as mobile IDs, cashless payment options and touchless door access to dorms, parking garages and cafeterias, is critical. As more organizations allow their employees to choose where they work, companies are starting to provide flexible workspaces. With less staff at flexible workspace locations, employees can enjoy a contactless access experience by using their mobile IDs to allow secure, touchless access to flexible workspaces, including access to a desk, approved meeting rooms or a corporate gym.

Brooke Grigsby
Safetrust Inc.

To read more responses from industry experts, read the full roundtable discussion here.