Shaping the Future of Wireless Access Control

With a forecast of robust growth, at a 7.9% CAGR between now and 2025 according to Transparency Market Research, it’s certainly true to say that the wireless access control market is changing, and changing quickly.

A recent report from ASSA ABLOY, IFSEC and IHS Markit, the Wireless Access Control Report 2018, captured input from hundreds of professionals in the global access control market to help gauge the perception of, and demand for, wireless technologies – so that you can better understand the dynamics of this fast-changing market.

Here are couple of really interesting observations that stood out in the report (which you can read in full here):

  1. Electronic access control (EAC) technology is well established, with 78% of respondents confirming that their business or organization already operates an EAC system. Even more interesting is that 37% have either a full wireless access control system or a system that combines wired and wireless solutions
  2. Nearly two-thirds of respondents “have a more positive view of wireless than five years ago because the technology has improved”. That’s a huge nod to the advancements we have seen with this technology, however security over wireless networks still remains a concern.
  3. Access control extending beyond the door is a major growth potential for wireless access control solutions. But what exactly does that mean? Wireless access control can be used for “non-door” applications, such as parking gates, server racks, lockers and cabinets. As the demand to adequately secure more assets in a building grows so do the new business opportunities.