The Wireless Access Control Report 2018

How standards, sustainability, mobile and the cloud continue to shape the future

In the early 1980s McKinsey projected that 900,000 mobile phones would be in use around the world by the turn of the century. The management consultancy undershot spectacularly: 900,000 new subscribers were buying mobile phones every three days by 1999. Why? Because it failed to anticipate dramatic innovation and falling costs.

Wireless communication has come a long way since then, including in the access control arena.

This ASSA ABLOY-sponsored report, based on a poll of hundreds of professionals involved in the procurement, operation, deployment or maintenance of access control systems, gauges perception of, and demand for, wireless technologies in a market where hardwired systems still have an edge in the installed base.

Topics include:

  • A growing, maturing wireless market
  • Cabling vs. batteries
  • Installer business model
  • End-user perceptions
  • The ‘non-door’ market
  • Bluetooth & smartphone access
  • The cloud and access control
    ‘as a service’
  • Cybersecurity
  • Sustainability & energy efficiency
  • Integration

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We are grateful for the contributions of Jim Dearing, senior analyst for security & building technologies at IHS Markit.

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IHS Markit’s Access Control Intelligence Service

Since its inception back in 2005, IHS Markit’s electronic access control research has featured the most detailed market analysis available to the industry. Recent topical research published on the service:

  • Access control as a service (ACaaS) – Report analysing the growing market for providing electronic access control solutions in return for recurring monthly revenue subscriptions.
  • Cybersecurity – Electronic Access Control– An unprecedented study on the growing cybersecurity threat to modern electronic access control systems.
  • Mobile Credentials– A report that analyses the current “readiness” of the access control reader install base for mobile access plus brand new data on the number of mobile credential downloads.

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