More than four in ten companies are considering adopting a mobile-enabled contactless access control solution (42%) while just under one in four have already made the switch to a mobile-ready system (24 %), according to a survey of professionals from a range of industries around the world reveals.
The State of Physical Access Control Report 2022 survey also found that 43% of respondents listed contactless capabilities and 41% mobile access as one of the top three features they would need. for any new access control system, and 20% selected contactless and 18% mobile access as the only technology they felt would have “the biggest impact on improving physical access control “.
Asked about the broader trends they believe are shaping the access control industry, more than half cited mobile access and applications (51%), 44% “contactless/contactless”, 44 % smart buildings, 38% cloud hosting, 35% biometrics, 20% access control as a service, 19% interoperability and open standards, 18% indoor identity positioning, 16% energy saving solutions and 18% remote device management.
“It should perhaps come as no surprise that mobile technology is so sought after – the benefits have been highlighted by proponents for some time now,” the researchers say.
“Mobile technology can provide a flexible way to issue and revoke credentials, where software access management solutions can work hand-in-hand to quickly deliver QR codes or access codes to mobile devices. visitors.
“Meanwhile, employees or regular users may find mobile credentials more convenient and secure – users are less likely to misplace their mobile device than access cards.”
The survey also shows that while sectors such as food manufacturing, hotels and medical facilities “might have insisted on contactless entry mechanisms before Covid-19, standard office and residential buildings can having viewed it as an ‘additional benefit, but not the primary driver’ behind the purchase,” the researchers say.
“There is a new trend towards contactless biometrics – with fingerprint scanners requiring no touchpoints, for example,” they add.
The IFSEC Global and HID Global 2022 Global Physical Access Control Trend report is based on a survey conducted in February and March this year of 1,000 professionals in industries ranging from retail, entertainment and healthcare to finance, manufacturing and technology “with a particular focus on the UK and EMEA, North America and Asia-Pacific regions”.
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