The emergence of the cloud and Internet of Things (IoT) have positively impacted the entire security industry as a whole, and this undoubtedly includes the access control market. These intelligent technologies have opened up new possibilities for the traditional access control systems of the past, such as remote monitoring, less cumbersome instalments and central reporting/management. Additionally, technology such as mobile credentials and biometrics offer exciting and innovative options for access control solutions, propelling market growth through interest in the convenience of these features.
One of the key benefits the cloud creates for the access control market is the access control-as-a- service (ACaaS) model, which we’re seeing a high adoption of — particularly in small- to medium- sized businesses (SMBs) — and is therefore facilitating market expansion. SMBs are taking advantage of the ability to turn over system management to an integrator, benefiting from cost savings, continued support and scalability.