Access control has long performed its chief function – that is, letting those with access rights in and thus helping protect lives and assets. But more and more, access control is seen to be able to provide more value than just opening doors. Nowhere is this more manifested than in a smart building.
Using access control to make a building smarter – helping end users improve operational and management efficiency – has been cited as a major trend in access control for 2017 by CEM Systems, which also listed some other developments to watch for.
To most access control vendors, the industry certainly had a good run in 2016 due to increased demand amid renewed concerns for security. Moving into 2017, vendors expect growth to continue as users seek to improve various business processes with access control.
The access control industry enjoyed growth, albeit by a smaller margin than originally predicated, last year, and the growth trend is expected to grow in 2017, according to market research firm IHS Markit.
More and more, big data generated by security and non-security devices connected over the Internet is used to help users achieve security as well as operational efficiency. In this sense, anonymized location data generated by access control devices can be used to help manage buildings more effective...
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More and more, access to both the physical doors as well as IT resources – those that reside on the network – is converged, resulting in what is called physical and logical access integration on a single credential.
As the complexity and power of access control devices increase to a level seen on IP cameras, their security becomes more important.
When implementing a RAIN RFID system, the selection of the components such as the tags and the encoding mechanism is an importance process. Tag choice often begins with the evaluation of the item to which the tag will be applied and the intended application or use case.
Various markets can benefit from RAIN RFID, one of them being retail, where end users use the technology to address issues such as limited inventory visibility, inventory overstocks and understocks, poor customer experiences and theft and shrink.