The change in the use of reliable identifications drives increased adoption of mobile technology and advanced smart cards, greater relevance of the cloud and new use cases of IoT.


HID Global expects a change in the use of identification technology that will lead to increased adoption of mobile devices and the latest smart card technology, greater importance and dependence of the cloud, and a radically new way of conceiving reliability smart and Internet of things (IoT) environments.

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In short, HID Global expects that trends in 2017 transform the way that reliable identities with smart cards, mobile devices, clothing or electronic accessories, embedded chips and other "smart" objects particularly in regulated industries such as the sector are used government, finance and delivery of health services. This transformation hasten the transition from traditional systems to the NFC (near field communication), Bluetooth technologies with low energy consumption, as well as advanced smart card technology to meet the changing needs of businesses and governments worldwide .

The prognosis for 2017 also based on a breakthrough in the adoption of mobile technology identifications occurred in 2016. An example of this trend, the effect is felt throughout the industry, it is that HID Global experienced a tremendous demand in the implementation of its mobility solutions in general and has an extensive list of future customer installations for an optimized verification of identifications for mobile applications.

"HID Global has forecast major trends relying on a broad view of the market and in close collaboration with customers and partners who are evaluating and implementing innovative solutions in different markets around the world," said Stefan Widing, president and CEO of HID Global. "We have been at the forefront of the most important technology over the years transformations. HID Global believes that the year 2017 mark an important milestone in the industry, as organizations seek to use the broadest range of intelligent devices. This will affect directly in the way customers perceive and use reliable identifications both mobile devices and smart cards to carry out more activities in more connected environment in the coming years. "

HID Global's predictions focus on four significant trends for 2017, which will influence how organizations create, manage and use reliable identities in a wide range of new and existing applications.

Increased adoption of advanced mobile devices and smart cards highlights the need for reliable identifications

As happened with the adoption of consumer trends of information technology in previous years, in 2017 also occur further popularization of security, with increased demand from users who want to open doors, access to cloud resources, make prints customized and tailored to their needs and deploy remotely printed credentials or perform other daily activities and transactions using reliable identifications on their phones, electronic accessories garments or documents or smart cards.

Reliable identifications that provide security, privacy and comfort provide a new level of security for these applications and transactions, and at the same time be in a unique position to ensure that safe access is more personalized.

The industry will seek a comprehensive relationship management identity that takes into account the need to authorize access depending on the context or circumstances to achieve an adjusted level authentication risk reliable identifications assigned to people, devices, data and objects intelligent office buildings and other environments that are becoming increasingly connected.

It will be given greater importance to the cloud using "hybrid" solutions that combine access to local and cloud resources to create common management platforms for digital IDs

Organizations are recognizing the interdependence between technologies and platforms that is needed to achieve business agility and perform management costs as well as to provide a better user experience in environments with a mobile workforce, or for trade digital and management of relationships that still requires greater reach, flexibility and security.

In banking, government, health sector and in other regulated markets, multi-factor control physical and computer access authentication will have more opportunities to merge into integrated systems that also provide a more comfortable experience for users and increase the security level.

This model will provide administrators with the implementation and maintenance of an integrated throughout the lifecycle of the identification system, since joining the system until its deactivation;

It will monitor and manage the access rights of employees as go changing their role within the organization, ensuring that employees have access only to the resources they need in their current position.

Issuing credentials for physical identification cards will also experience a digital transformation, since the use of cloud technologies will make possible models of managed services for printing and coding credentials.

New cases of use of the internet of things (IoT) will connect more people, places and objects, which reinforces the need to ensure reliable Internet stuff (IOTT)

reliable to help protect, personalize and enhance the user experience in an ever wider segments of the industry are embracing the potential of the IoT range identities are used increasingly.

Organizations seek to optimize processes and operations using real-time locating system, benefits and services based on presence detection and proximity monitoring solutions state assets and models based on cloud applications emerging IoT using Bluetooth low energy consumption. Such applications include a growing number of applications for energy efficiency, productivity and safety-that require the identity of the occupants in a space to manage environmental conditions, reserve meeting rooms and audio-visual equipment and auto configure alarms.

Solutions based on Bluetooth low energy will also promote the advancement of safe performance testing existing presence to incorporate predictive analytics and location technologies based on performance.

Consolidation of the incorporation of reliable identities in everyday activities of enterprises and consumers

Reliable identification will become an inherent characteristic of more use cases, not merely a supplementary benefit. This trend of "safety from design time" will lead to many more practical approaches to using digital IDs in an increasing range of activities, services and industries.

In addition to popularizing safe use cases, there will be new applications such as functions congregation of employees to handle emergencies and the need to determine with greater precision and in real time who is in a building.

New features to manage and use reliable identifications will be driven by the increase in temporary offices, mobile workers and changing workplaces, where adaptation to the preferences of the current contingent of talents is driving the need for workplaces more open and flexible. Consumers will also begin to see the use of trusted identities in many everyday situations, such as ensuring authorized industrial and heavy machinery use and creating new ways to protect students and validate the identity of drivers.

These trends will encourage new experiences for users, tailored to the needs of vertical markets. Here are three particularly striking examples:

Bank: A transformation of digital IDs promote consistency across multiple service channels to improve the user experience, from the instant issuance of cards that is revolutionizing the way clients receive debit cards and new or replacement credit to benefits automatic notification "out of band", reinforcing the level of reliability and reduce fraud for consumers, while offering a much simpler for regulatory compliance of financial institutions route. Digital IDs also force the industry to increase levels of reliability, strengthening the association of the true identity of a user (biometrics) with their digital IDs.

government sector: Reliable identifications will change the way citizens interact with government agencies and systems. Passports, national IDs, driving licenses and other credentials coexist with revolutionary new technologies to change the way IDs are issued by government agencies and used by citizens. Citizen identifications are about to migrate to mobile phones this year, state and national governments begin offering the option of carrying mobile driving licenses and other identification systems mobile plus the ability to carry the physical document. Meanwhile, the combination of mobile devices with innovative physical and logical characteristics will offer more options to government agencies to go one step ahead of counterfeiters advancing security, personalization, issuance and management of physical documents.

Health sector: In the healthcare environment, increasingly connected, institutions seek to implement better systems to improve patient experience and improve efficiency, while protecting and managing access to equipment, facilities, patient data and prescriptions or electronic prescriptions for controlled substances throughout the health care process. From the hospital to the home, health organizations seek to combine strong authentication with new IoT applications to address these challenges.

HID Global expects that the change in the use of identification technology trends will drive the industry in 2017, along with new solutions and services that improve the user experience in the coming years.

About HID Global
HID Global is the trusted source for products, services, innovative solutions and expertise for the creation, management and use of secure identities of millions of end users worldwide. The company serves the needs of different types of markets, including control of physical and logical access, including very reliable mechanisms for authentication and credential management; card printing and personalization; visitor management systems; citizen and high security government ID; technologies and radio frequency identification (RFID) used in animal identification and industrial and logistics applications. Among the leading brands of the company are ActivID®, EasyLobby®, FARGO®, IdenTrust®, LaserCard®, Lumidigm®, Quantum Secure and HID®. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, HID Global has over 2.700 employees worldwide and operates international offices that support more than 100 countries. HID Global® is an ASSA ABLOY Group company.

Santiago Jaramillo
Author: Santiago Jaramillo
Social communicator and journalist with more than 15 years of experience in specialized digital and print media for Latin America. Currently Editor of the Security Sales, Building Management and Academic Coordinator of the TecnoEdificios Congress.


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