Electronic Access Control System: Predictions for Future

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Electronic Access Control System

In the world this year, the electronic access control system market will increase by 6.8%. In addition, it will continue to play a leading business role through deeper integrations with video surveillance, business processes and the Internet of Things.

Biometrics and mobile credentials will be two of the main trends in hardware alongside logical / physical integrations and remote services such as access control as a service (ACaaS).

Mobile credential downloads will triple

An estimated 4.5 million credentials were downloaded. Markit predicts that this number will triple, reaching 13.5 million in 2017. There are two reasons for this tremendous growth:

  •         The market shows that, as in other industries, mobile credentials in access control are not only a strong value proposition in their own right, but also have the ability to unlock a better and more integrated value system for the user. Ultimately, while offering providers new service avenues capable of supporting future revenue streams.
  •         In addition, mobile credentials do not compete against the traditional physical card, which allows them to have a potential market similar to that of smart cards.

Electronic locks in emerging regions

The growth of electronic locks in emerging countries in the world will expand by 9%. In 2017, Eastern Europe and Africa will lead other regions with an estimated 17% growth for electronic locks.

New biometric technologies

The face recognition advances to set as the second most common type of biometric reader. Although the fingerprint remains the standard in the biometric industry, facial and iris recognition are struggling to establish themselves as the second most widely used type.

Additionally, Market predicts a growing interest in facial recognition over iris recognition. Iris recognition is more accurate and better suited for its niche role than facial recognition, but the latter is easier to install and has no (unsubstantiated) health concerns.

The market is projected to facial recognition grow rapidly in the next five years. Although it will not outperform iris recognition in revenue or shipping, it will have a significant boost.

Chinese industry will increase its share

Although the impact of the Chinese industry on access control has been less profound compared to that of video surveillance, Market estimates that. it will begin to have more influence on the trends in the Asia-Pacific region, as well as on the global market for access control System.

In China, new factories emerge every month and each one is willing to establish itself in terms of market share and consequently enters with very competitive prices.

AliExpress and the growing number of English-speaking freight companies in Guangdong will also make it easier than ever for Western distributors and integrators to purchase products directly from these factories.

IP-based controllers will see double-digit growth

Worldwide unit shipments of IP-based access controllers will double the rate of other control panel variants. The growth of the IP-based panel market reflects increased use of web-based and online products.

As access control systems move from PC-based to mobile-based control elements, the associated infrastructure is likely to join the trend.

The company released an update on the predictions it made on the main security trends for this year, based on customer perceptions of the main market developments in the business, healthcare, banking and government sectors.

In the first six months of the year, the company noted continued advance in the mobile solutions market and interest in the Internet of Things (IoT), as customers value embedded environments that require digital IDs more. trusted with a higher level of security and privacy protection.

“Customers are increasingly investing in solutions that give them the flexibility to add new and better features that deliver a more satisfying connection experience to their users,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of HID Global. “We are moving forward in the middle of the year and we are experiencing a dramatic increase in customer demand for mobile solutions, a better user experience and connected environments. We have also forged new alliances with the main players in the industry that have Our vision is to deliver an extraordinary user experience. We look forward to revealing more details about these partnerships as implementations progress throughout the year. “

The following are HID Global’s mid-year updates on trends the company forecast in January.

Trend # 1

Security ‘mobilization’ will make security more ubiquitous and personalized: a new lifestyle with more secure IDs will be built around the convenience of ever-present mobile devices. Logging into computers and networks, driver’s licenses, and other applications will be more seamlessly integrated with physical security features on phones, tablets, and laptops. Electronic apparel or accessories will be the next step and phones will also work with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags to increase the security and reliability of the Internet of Things in presence testing applications.

Mid-Year Update: Demand for mobile solutions continues to grow, along with increased interest in security matters. Several studies have revealed fears about mobile security, which are counter to the growing demand for the benefits offered by online and mobile features. The definition of mobility is also expanding to accommodate a broader notion of comfort and efficiency wherever the user is.

Thanks to this new concept, smartphones can be used as general-purpose credentials and readers. To name a recent example of a facility, security guards at a renowned building in London (City Point) can now use their smartphones as NFC (Near Field Communication) readers. Just by pressing their phones against the RFID tags, guards can verify entry and exit keys and demonstrate their presence at checkpoints during security rounds.

Trend # 2

When it comes to security, there will be a much greater interest in user experience – this will help bridge the gap between planning and compliance, while ensuring that security is tailored to habits and lifestyle of end users, rather than defining them. The old forms of authentication will be replaced by more satisfactory alternatives.

Mid-Year Update: Customers continue to want an easier and more reliable way to use digital IDs to access services and applications from wherever they are. The studies repeatedly highlighted the importance of user experience, in fact, a study by Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific named this as one of the two most important motivations for the implementation of mobile access control in the next three years.

Biometrics continued to be an effective solution for unifying security and convenience. Currently, this approach is used in four of the five largest financial institutions in Brazil to simplify almost two billion annual transactions carried out at reliable ATMs.

Trend # 3

Secure and connected IDs will drive security and innovation in the way we work, shop and play: the industry will enter a new era of connected IDs, employing multidimensional security strategies that also include biometric data in order to link these identities to their rightful owners.

Mid-Year Update: An explosion of trusted digital IDs ushered in new innovation opportunities during the first half of the year. This trend is being driven by a growing interest in electronic apparel and accessories and the use of sensors for solutions based on the Internet of Things, targeting new use cases to improve employee productivity, track assets, manage energy and preserve employee safety.

These advancements serve as fundamental unifying points of trusted IDs that make digital interactions more personal, contextualized and valuable, and pave the way for innovations such as building occupant applications for smart facilities that enhance the user experience.

During this year, financial institutions produced some of the most visible advances in reliability, adopting a multidimensional approach to address the potential challenges faced by mobile banking, both in data collection systems (consumer devices) and in data processing systems (banking systems that recognize and facilitate requests from legitimate users through mobile devices).

Trend # 4

More attention will be paid to privacy in an increasingly connected world that places greater importance on connected environments: identification will go beyond people and their personal identity and will address the identity of objects and their authenticity, which accentuates the need to protect personal information in devices, services and applications that work in an increasingly interconnected way.

Mid-Year Update: Gartner estimates that 5.5 million new “things” go online every day, making the need to implement integrated technology to protect security and privacy in the payment, transportation, industry, and industry sectors all the more imperative. consumer goods and health.

In the above City Point example, this “security of things” goal was achieved by incorporating reliability into RFID tags and their interactions with mobile devices. Biometrics also continue to play a critical role in protecting privacy in an increasingly connected world. Solutions that include devices with intelligent encryption and unalterable fingerprints were released in early 2016 to more effectively address these challenges.

Trend # 5

Safety policies and best practices will be as important as technological advancements – the industry will emphasize not just what it implements, but how it does it, from America’s first mobile driver’s licenses to vehicle management systems. unified credentials that allow organizations to provide a more comprehensive management of the security of both facilities and information.

Rather than focusing exclusively on preventing security breaches, the industry will also adopt best practices for monitoring what happens next, rendering stolen identities useless to thieves.

Mid-Year Update: The world moved closer to implementing driver’s licenses on mobile phones, while two key policy issues emerged: protecting privacy using a Bluetooth smartphone connection so that users do not have to hand over their phones to officers and officials and the guarantee that citizens can control what data they make available to others.

In addition to citizen IDs, best practices and overall security policies remain important to virtually any organization, and demand has grown for HID Global services that help clients implement innovative solutions to meet their compliance needs. regulations, security and risk management, while allowing you to take advantage of new value-added functionalities.


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