The days of having to carry a key fob or access control card is slowly coming to an end. New technology is taking advantage of smartphones to replace outdated cards and traditional keypad entry. Everyone carries a smartphone and it seems like a logical progression. Bluetooth enabled readers are making their way onto the scene and offering businesses, as well as homeowners the option of entering their properties with their smartphone. The technology makes the process simple and often times the new access control readers work with existing access control systems already in place. Readers are programmed via a PC with bluetooth connectivity or via a USB dongle that is sold separately. Besides the cool factor, it makes a lot of sense. You have the option of hiding the readers from plain site and allowing access by simply passing your phone within the bluetooth range. This will help possible vandals from trying to circumvent the access control reader or simply destroying it. The technology shows promise and with the sudden surge in home automation its only a matter of time before this technology goes mainstream.