Yale introduces residential deadbolt with NFC unlocking

Yale Real Living NFC Deadbolt

Lock maker Yale has introduced an NFC-based door lock for homes which can be operated with a tap of a smartphone and allows homeowners to send keys to others, control when others have access, get a notification when someone uses the lock, and revoke already issued digital keys at any time... More


Starwood Hotels picks Bluetooth for mobile room keys that work on smartphones and Apple Watch

Starwood's SPG Keyless Bluetooth mobile key

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide has unveiled a mobile keyless entry system that will allow guests to use smartphones to unlock rooms using Bluetooth at 150 hotels around the globe by early 2015. The service will also be available via an Apple Watch app when the new wearable device ships next year, the hotel chain has told NFC World+. More






Assa Abloy launches Seos mobile keys

Assa Abloy's Seos mobile key

The access control giant — owner of HID Global, Yale, Vingcard Elsafe and more — has unveiled a new platform that allows NFC phones to be used to replace mechanical keys and access cards in homes, hotels, offices, hospitals, universities and commercial buildings. More



Inside Secure ships 17.4m NFC chips, mostly to RIM

Inside Secure CEO Remy de Tonnac

The prospectus for Inside Secure’s IPO this month shows that the company made US$47m from the sale of NFC chips in 2011, that these were mainly delivered to RIM for use in BlackBerry NFC smartphones and that Inside believes it now has a share of close to 50% of the overall market for NFC chips for mobile phones. More



Arizona State University tests NFC

Arizona State University's Tempe campus

Some 80% of participants in the access control pilot say that using a smartphone to unlock a door is just as convenient as using their campus ID card and almost all are interested in using their NFC phone to make payments and access other services. More


Yale unveils NFC door locks

Yale's Real Life touch screen lock

Lock maker Yale has developed an NFC version of its domestic keyless entry system and says it expects to be the first US brand to put residential NFC-operated locks on the market. More





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