The 2022 State of Physical Access Control Report

Download IFSEC Global’s 2022 trend report on physical access control, covering the current technology and credentials in use, upgrade plans and challenges, and future trends ahead. Get an understanding of views from over 1000 security professionals across North America, EMEA, and Asia Pacific.

Our 2020 state of physical access control report found that 51% of respondents believed their current system either met or exceeded their requirements. Just two years later, this figure has dropped to 41%.

So, what has changed?

In this 22-page report, researched, written and published by IFSEC Global, we explore the current state of the physical access control market, as well as future trends, opportunities and challenges ahead. Over 1000 respondents in physical security, facilities management and IT provide exclusive insight into the market, and demonstrate how convenience, security and collaboration are playing an increasingly important role in physical access control specification and upgrade decisions.

Readers will also get insight into the trends set to shape the industry over the next few years, as end-users, installers, integrators, consultants and C-suite professionals identify the technology they believe will play a key role in the next evolution of physical access control systems.

The report, sponsored and supported by HID Global, identifies the current credentials and technology in-use, the upgrade challenges and requirements for end-users, and the growing role of collaboration in physical access-control based decisions. We also dive into several key trends, including the role of access control in monitoring building occupancy, mobile access, contactless solutions, the demand for integration and smart buildings, and the role physical security can play in organisational sustainability agendas.


  1. Introduction & about the respondents
  2. The current state of physical access control technology
  3. The challenges and requirements of upgrading
  4. The role of access control in monitoring building occupancy
  5. Technology and trends: Looking ahead

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State of Physical Access Control 2022 webinar discussion

Want to know more about the survey results and listen to physical access control experts discuss the report findings? Watch the on-demand webinar panel discussion, to hear a HID Global representative and physical security consultant provide their views on the current state of the industry and trends ahead. Speakers include:

  • James Moore, Editor, IFSEC Global (Chair)
  • Matt Haynes, Business Development Director, Europe, Physical Access Control Solutions, HID Global
  • Mark Rowan, Managing Director, QCIC

Watch the webinar back on-demand, here! 


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