Mobile, biometrics and managed services among top disruptive trends in access control

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Mobile identities, biometrics, hosted/managed services and IT integrators are among the most disruptive trends set to affect the access control market over the next two to three years, researchers from IHS have recently forecasted.

Research from the IHS has revealed that the global electronic access control market (excluding China) grew by 6.3 percent in 2014 and exceeded $3.1 billion. The company also managed to thoroughly identify some of the major trends that are likely to influence this market over the next few years.

Blake Kozak, principal analyst for security and building technologies at IHS, further detailed some of the firm’s findings: “Mobile credentials are becoming a mega trend globally. IHS expects that the bulk of the installations will first come in the hospitality/resorts and residential markets. IHS also expects that universities will be early adopters, while SMEs and large enterprise continue to learn how to deploy the technology among existing workers most efficiently.

“For hosted/ managed services, IHS expects that as more developing nations see an increase in wages, there will be a demand to automate processes and reduce manned guarding services. The access control industry is expected to become more IT centric and as the market moves in this direction, integrators will become better prepared to sell ACaaS and end-users will be better prepared to accept these technologies.”

Tensor – your partner for access control and authentication solutions

Tensor plc is the No.1 British designer and manufacturer of smart 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.

You can control most standard types of internal/external electronic door releases and physical security devices such as barriers and turnstiles making full use of location points, whether in full view or hidden out of sight.

Operated by contactless smart cards, key fobs or biometrics, a Tensor Access 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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