Access Control as a Service is set to thrive on the long term, experts forecast

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While Access Control as a Service (ACaaS) is still a relatively niche segment worldwide, it’s likely to record a spectacular growth on the long-term, researchers from the IHS have recently revealed.

In fact, the global market size is expected to exceed $530 million by 2018 and $1.8 billion by 2025, with the main growth drivers being the global adoption of cloud and virtualization in other sectors, not related to security, and the services associated with ACaaS.

During the first half of 2014, IHS calculated that multi-tenant data center sales grew by 12.7% on a global basis. As it relates to access control, IHS expects the commoditization of access control hardware to draw more attention to value-added services and ROI.

Today, most providers of ACaaS do not specialize in ACaaS only, and, as a result, the sector remains a small portion of most monitoring stations and integrators’ overall business.

Transition from standard access control solutions to ACaaS is not an easy process, since companies will have to evolve from selling components to selling services, features and concepts. Additionally, they must know the IT side of the business and be able to answer questions regarding redundancy, certifications, hacking, and other buzz words associated with cloud-based services and ACaaS.

Tensor plc – Your perfect partner for secure Access Control

Tensor plc is the No.1 British designer and manufacturer of proximity access card – based access control and time and attendance terminals. We supply top-quality, reliable and secure Access Control Systems, delivering complete control of a single internal door through to a fully computerised, multi-site network of control points, while also offering full support for mobile access control systems.

Operated by contactless smart cards, key fobs or biometrics, a Tensor Access Control System gives you full control over who is allowed access through any controlled point at any time of any day, placing it at the forefront of security solutions.

Tensor Access Control is modular in design, and has the advanced capability of being able to be adapted and extended to integrate with a time and attendance system seamlessly and without complication.

If you’d like to find out more about the extensive range of access control solutions supplied by Tensor, just contact us or Book a Demo, we’d be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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