System and method for remotely assigning and revoking access credentials using a near field communication equipped mobile phone

  • US 7,706,778 B2
  • Filed: 04/03/2006
  • Issued: 04/27/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/05/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of remotely maintaining a secure access system, comprising:

  • receiving, at a secure access system controller, a credential update for at least one user of the secure access system;

    in response to receiving the credential update, said controller automatically initiating a system update process, the system update process comprising;

    generating a message comprising information representing the credential update;

    determining at least one target for said message, wherein said at least one target comprises at least one mobile device associated with the at least one user; and

    transmitting said message to said at least one target; and

    wherein said at least one mobile device has a first set of credential data stored thereon, wherein upon receiving said message from said controller, said first set of credential data is changed to a second different set of credential data, wherein said message is transmitted to said at least one mobile device without receiving a request for said message from said at least one user, wherein said at least one mobile device is a smart mobile device, wherein said first set of credential data comprises self-authenticating data, wherein said second set of credential data comprises different self-authenticating data, and wherein said self-authenticating data enables said at least one mobile device to make a determination of its own access rights with respect to an asset.

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