The past decade has been a strong host for innovation in the access control space. Typically, access control has been a slow moving industry, but there has been a huge shift due to clear customer demand and need for better access control experiences. Though the industry was moving in this direction, touchless access control has become a new requirement post COVID-19, such has the majority of other devices whenever possible. Physical security systems that prioritize health while maintaining an advanced level of security will foreshadow the future of access control and industry resilience.
44 percent of office workers note that the pandemic has made access control an even more important issue. In 2019, a survey by HID estimated that 54 percent of businesses have upgraded or will upgrade to a mobile access control system in the next 3 years. With the clear rising necessity and growth of mobile access, we can assume that well over half of the projected businesses will be transitioning away from legacy systems in the coming years, if they have not already done so.
The introduction of biometric security into the access market has proven an effective counter to security and productivity vulnerabilities. Biometric solutions remove the element of human error from security breaches. By reading the physiological features of key personnel via fingerprint reading, facial recognition, iris recognition, etc. biometric security eliminates the need for swipe cards, fobs or keys – items can be lost, stolen, or borrowed by unauthorized personnel – granting quick and easy access to the people who need it.
Mobile applications are critical for physical security and this trend is rapidly growing through the development and use of cloud-based services, as well as the ability to access security devices through a smart phone or Web-based browser. 2019 has seen the launch of numerous mobile apps created to manage cameras, receive automatic alerts for the most diverse events, and giving users the ability to grant or restrict access to a facility. This trend will continue and indeed make itself more prevalent he world’s demand for mobility, connectivity and ease-of-use.
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