Trusted identities for mobile devices and smart cards

HID Global has presented their list of top trends for 2017. They forecast a shift in the use of identity technology that will lead to increased adoption of mobile devices and the latest smart card technology. We can also expect greater emphasis and reliance on the cloud, and a radical new way of thinking of trust in smart environments and Internet of Things (IoT). http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/trusted-identities-for-mobile-devices-and-smart-cards/

Top secure identity trends for 2016

HID Global has released their list of security trends to watch during 2016. Among the key developments you will find the growing demand for a more mobile-centric and satisfying user experience that HID Global believes will be the primary driver for security technology innovation during this year. Other top trends for 2016 include ongoing advancements in privacy protection and broader adoption of best practices for solution deployment. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/top-secure-identity-trends-for-2016/

The holy grail of wearable technology

What can we expect next in the world of wearable technology? What is the next logical step after smart watches? We have looked into smart textiles, skin patches and even chip implants to explore the future. And according to the experts, there are big things to expect ahead. "Wearables, and what they will enable us to do, will be the biggest shift since the Internet", says Kyle Ellicott, co-founder of Wearable World. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/the-holy-grail-of-wearable-technology/

Why gadgets have never been closer at hand

The future is here, and getting personal. With technology seemingly advancing at the speed of light, it may only be a matter of time before much more advanced wearable gadgets turn mainstream. But what defines wearable technology and which are the most common application areas today? And why on earth are all these devices hitting the market right now? The arrival of new sensors and low-power radio chips has something to do with it. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/why-gadgets-have-never-been-closer-at-hand/

Bringing new products to life

ASSA ABLOY Shared Technologies develop platform technologies to be integrated in ASSA ABLOY group company products. Thinking outside the box is encouraged at Shared Technologies where developing innovative solutions for sustainable energy, wireless connectivity, software and identification are part of the daily routine. The Future Lab visited the R&D team during the “Innovation Day” where employees have 24 hours to brainstorm and come up with creative ideas for new products or improvements to existing ones. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/bringing-new-products-to-life/

Protecting your assets – personal data

As consumers are beginning to adopt wearable technology, new issues arise. One issue is privacy. How do you deal with all the personal data that wristbands and other wearables reveal? Privacy issues are also starting to worry manufacturers; they didn’t expect users to wear these devices 24 hours a day, revealing intimate details of their lives. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/protecting-your-assets-personal-data/

Wearables in access control

Wearable technology is on the verge of turning mainstream and the consumer electronics industry has convinced itself that wearable technology will be the next big opportunity. But what part will wearables play in the future development of access control? The Future Lab talked to manufacturers, researchers and experts in wearable technology to find out. Here's what they said. http://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/wearables-in-access-control/