Allegion and CBORD have finally made their Mobile IDs available to students with Android phones. The two companies are the developers of an on-campus credentialing system that allows students, faculty, and staff to access various school buildings with a digital ID stored on a mobile device. They first introduced the solution back in 2019, though the mobile IDs were only compatible with iOS devices at the time.
The latest news will extend that utility to a much broader range of connected devices, and make the solution more appealing to a larger number of campuses. Allegion and CBORD have previously delivered Mobile IDs for the University of Vermont, the University of San Francisco, and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
In addition to access control, the new Allegion and CBORD IDs will offer support for Google Pay to enable contactless payments in cafeterias, laundry rooms, and other campus stores. The utility is realized through NXP’s MIFARE 2GO cloud service, which relies on the company’s MIFARE DESFire solution for its NFC capabilities.
The Mobile IDs are stored in a mobile wallet that can be protected with a PIN code, or with the biometric authentication features on a person’s phone. Campuses can deactivate the IDs remotely, and can also distribute them without forcing students to line up at school offices during a pandemic. The IDs are built to be compatible with Allegion’s Schlage NFC readers.
“With many campuses looking to reopen for in-person classes this fall, having a contact-free solution became paramount to ensure a safe reopening,” said Allegion Campus Software Business Development Manager Jeff Koziol. “Campus security directors can now offer students and faculty assurance that they can come back to campus safely, with contactless access in place to reduce touchpoints and trace outbreaks, while adding convenience.”
Fact.MR has listed Allegion as one of the biggest players in the physical access control systems market. Apple has carried out separate campus ID deployments with HID Global in addition to its projects with CBORD and Allegion.