Demand for access control systems across the UK records steady rise, report reveals


The demand for access control systems and security equipment has risen steadily throughout 2017, a recent market research report from Market Research Hub has been able to suggest.

Despite the broader economic and political uncertainties surrounding Brexit, the demand for security and access control systems has been on the rise on account on both new, technologically-advanced products being launched and due to an increase in burglary incidents. Dissemination of information about these activities in local and national media has led many businesses to boost their surveillance apparatus. These factors have also led to an increase in investment in security equipment, access control, and CCTVs in the UK.

The UK has traditionally remained a lucrative market for security equipment, access control, and CCTV market globally, as the country has a robust public surveillance mechanism, with a high number of CCTVs monitoring the public places.

In addition to these factors, demand for security equipment is also growing on account of broader trends related to the consolidation in the smart home market. The reduction in cost of various security equipment, combined with the growing DIY trend has influenced many households to invest in security equipment. The report also sheds light on the prevailing market trends that are shaping the demand for security equipment, access control, and CCTV market in the UK. The report offers insights on how the announcement of UK leaving the European Union can impact the security equipment industry.


Organizations looking to improve their site’s security and prevent crime can do so by installing a comprehensive, high-end CCTV surveillance system, fully integrated with a secure and reliable Access Control solution.

Tensor has an extensive experience in both segments (CCTV and Access Control) and we are able to easily offer such an extensive level of functionality for all of our systems.

As they’re built around the same cutting-edge technology platform, Tensor.NET, both the WinAC.NET and WinTA.NET suites support an extensive level of CCTV integration.

Video clips retrieved from CCTV cameras are associated with access control activity are available when CCTV is integrated with Tensor.NET.

The cameras are allocated to location entries created in Tensor.NET, which are then linked to smart card scannersor push buttons in the Hardware Manager. Furthermore, multiple cameras can be allocated to the same location, or multiple locations can be assigned to the same camera and lock sensors are connected directly to the CCTV’s DVR.

As a lock is released, an alarm event triggers the recording of video footage for the event. This footage is then available for playback in Tensor.NET, either by location or as a link in an access control report. Screen displays are provided to report upon access events, including links to play the related video clip.

Additionally, the application allows either live or historic video to be viewed for periods not linked to any specific Access Control event.

If you’d like to find out more about Tensor’s CCTV integration options, as well as the multiple useful features provided by our Time and Attendance and Access Control systems, just contact us or Book a Demo, we’ll be sure to answer all of your queries on the matter.

Cant find what you're looking for?

Enter a search term below (e.g. "Time and Attendance") and we'll find all of our relevant content for you.

Tensor plc accreditations

Keep up to date with our latest news & developments.

Be the first to get product and software updates and other important information.