Here we present a list of the 10 most popular access control solutions of 2019 based on the inquiries we have received and the pageviews on our site.
Although slower than the market for video surveillance solutions, access control has seen steady growth over the recent years. According to MarketsandMarkets, the market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 8.2 percent from US$ 7.5 billion in 2018 to $ 12.1 billion in 2024.
The year 2019 saw more and more customers showing interest in connected devices as the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) began to capture the imagination of the market. Here we present a list of the 10 winners of the "Security Buyers' Choice Awards" in access control solutions of 2019 based on the inquiries we have received and the pageviews on our site. We have classified them further under specific categories within the domain of access control
1. Facial recognition-based access control and smart locks
The Taiwan-based Klacci is part of I-TEK Lock Manufacturing Group, whose experience in the security market has definitely benefited the former in coming up with a smart lock that works efficiently using facial recognition.
- Provides dual authentication using smartphone-based passcode and facial recognition
- Fingerprint authentication using the smartphone’s sensors can replace passcode
- Cloud-based management provides access from anywhere in the world.
Not much introduction is required for the South Korean access control solutions provider Suprema. Its recently introduced FaceLite has caught the attention of the market, making it one of the most enquired products on our website. The solution is quite compact and is mainly targeted at enterprise customers who may need access control and attendance management
- Operating illuminance of up to 25,000 lx enables smooth operation in low light conditions
- Solid processing power using a 1.2GHz CPU and 8GB memory
- Can operate at up to 30,000 matches per second
2. Multi-modal access control solutions
One of the major reasons that attracted customers to ZKTeco’s ProBio is its SilkID fingerprint sensor that the company claims can provide high accuracy levels even if the finger is wet, rough, or dry. Perhaps even more significant is that it activates as the finger is brought near to the scanner, saving power.
- Provides fingerprint, face recognition, key-card, and passcode access control in one device
- The sensor can detect biometric data even if the finger is wet or rough
- The built-in camera can take event snapshots and user photos.
- 1.2GHz processor for decent speed.
3. Contactless biometric solutions
Having won an award in the new product showcase category at ISC West 2018, it’s not much of a surprise that many customers were interested in MorphoWave Compact in 2019. Besides IDEMIA’s several years of expertise in the field of biometric solutions, albeit under a different name, what makes this product stand out is its sleek design that could attract the aesthetic-conscious customer.
- The convenience of ensuring secure access control with just a wave of the hand provides high throughput
- Besides biometrics, this solution can read Prox, iClass, MIFARE, DESFire cards, and PIN code
- It can read QR codes as well, which will help in visitor management
- With an IP65 rating and PoE+, it can be deployed in varied conditions
Designed mainly as a time and attendance platform, IRIS ID’s IrisTime uses facial and iris recognition to function. Based on open-Android, Iris ID allows the development and deployment of hundreds of time and attendance applications from developers and solution providers.
- Fast autofocus in distances up to 24 inches
- Open-android provides flexibility and convenience for developers to innovate
- Authentication happens in a second, after which the android applications can take over for time and attendance.
4. Smart locks with mobile access
ASSA ABLOY is almost a household name in the access control market. Openow from TESA ASSA ABLOY is a mobile application that enables mobile access control management of SMARTair devices. With this, security managers can do without complex onsite authentication and provide remote access based on virtual verification.
- Can easily upgrade existing SMARTair solutions to work with Openow app
- End-to-end encryption protects information while in transit
- Mobile authentication saves time as there is no longer the need to collect keycards or fear losing them.
The Shenzhen, China-based Safe EHome Technology offers SH601-CBP as a split-type lock system that makes use of mobile technology to control. History of locking and unlocking can be downloaded from the TTLock platform.
- Powered by long-lasting batteries that can work for up to 12 months. No need for an external power source
- Can use USB power to temporarily charge when power levels are extremely low
- Stainless steel body and metal panel offers a smooth, durable, anti-rust finish.
5. Highly-integrated access control solutions
Vanderbilt Industries’ ACT Enterprise is a role-based access control software suite for ACT Pro hardware. Compatible with iOS and Android, the software offers the convenience of mobile-based control to security managers.
- Integrates with several solutions, including Bluetooth low energy and biometric fingerprint readers.
- High-quality floor maps with alarm and access points enabled with the integration of SPC intrusion
- New PoE version allows easy installation with fewer cables
Nedap says that the AEOS Blue was engineered to last at least 15 years, which is quite a long time in today’s fast-evolving technology sector. The solution has controllers that can connect existing alarms and locks in a building to the AEOS access control system.
- The use of open standards and interfaces allow easier integration
- Software updates throughout the lifetime of the product
- SAM socket available
Avigilon’s Access Control Manager (ACM) can easily integrate with IT and HR systems in an enterprise, allowing maximum control over entry rights and privileges and minimizing chances of duplicate entry. A complete solution, ACM provides flexibility and convenience by allowing users to respond to alerts remotely.
- Integration with biometric, wireless lock and intrusion panels
- Global anti-passback, linkages, actions, and synchronization (replication) of access information
- Alarm and event management
- Visual floor maps and plans