Posts Tagged ‘access control’
People and technology drive the security industry. Within the security industry, life safety professionals utilize ever-increasingly technological tools to safeguard end users’ lives and property. One aspect of protecting lives and property is access control—allowing the right people in while keeping the wrong people out. Access control—with simple roots exemplified by guards and tumbler locks with matched keys—is, according to some, on the cusp of change with the advance of biometric technology. Is biometrics-based technology—which has traditionally been more associated with industrial and governmental settings—ready to move into other verticals like the multi-unit residential market?
A recent report from Frost & Sullivan, “North American Physical Security Solutions for Mass Transit Market,” reports an area of growth opportunity for integrators of physical security solutions in securing the nation’s mass transit networks. The market earned revenues of $.49 billion in 2009 and Frost & Sullivan estimates that amount will triple, reaching $1.57 billion in 2016. However, analysts warn growth could be hampered a lack of government mandates.
A new forecast from ABI Research suggests more growth in the market of cards containing an integrated circuit in the coming years. There were 5.2 billion of these “smart cards” shipped in 2009 (a market worth $1.7 billion), and ABI projects growth of more than 2 billion IC cards to ship through 2015, bringing the total worldwide market to more than 7.2 billion.
Is it too complicated? Or should you be selling it too? By Martha Entwistle There’s been plenty of talk in recent years about the wonders of using one card to get employees in the door and onto their computers. In this day and age, it makes sense to “treat access control holistically,” says Diebold’s Tony [...]
When does new technology demand an upgrade, and when does it not offer business value? By Daniel Gelinas The idea of access control is simple: let authorized people in and keep unauthorized people out. Access control has been around for a while (to understate matters). It’s evolved over the years from simple tumbler locks with [...]
Analyst warns not to miss the boat By Daniel Gelinas A November study from IMS Research shows a finite window of opportunity for integrators who do access control. According to the study, multi-technology readers—those that read both legacy proximity and newer smartcards—are set to grow from $8.9 million in 2008 to $20.6 million in the [...]
The Americas market has been significantly hit by the recession. In its latest 2009 research on the electronic physical access control market, IMS Research forecasts the Americas market to grow at a CAGR of 2.9 percent from 2008 to 2013. HPSD-12 continues to impact growth in the region. However, whilst this government initiative was initially [...]
Are you currently installing IP-based video surveillance and access control? Did you install more IP-based video surveillance in 2008 than you did in 2007? Have you had to hire more staff in order to make it possible to install IP-based video surveillance?
Poll: Access control as a service is a business model being touted in the industry as a way to increase RMR. Is access control as a service something you are offering?Tuesday, October 20, 2009 11:41 Be the first to comment
Access control as a service is a business model being touted in the industry as a way to increase RMR. Is access control as a service something you are offering? Do you think the market for access control as a service is substantial and/or growing enough to make it a viable offering? Do you think your company has enough staff and resources to offer this service if you choose to?
Where are you using IP technology the most? Have you added IT/networking expertise to your staff? When you evaluate a manufacturer, how important are their IP offerings?