While many legacy systems remain in operation, users are keeping an eye to the future and formulating their own “wish lists” of the features they’d like their new access systems to have. 18% say that they’d like to employ open-standards-based technology for easy integration. This is further evidenced by the fact that a staggering 64% of respondents would like to have the ability to add or support new technologies in the future. Touchless capabilities were in high demand from 54% of those surveyed; proof that touchless access will remain relevant post-pandemic.
56% of those surveyed referenced mobile access as one of the top trends shaping the access control market. In addition to being cost-effective, mobile access is an intuitive and convenient solution when upgrading from legacy systems. Mobile credentials are highly secure, easy to assign, and can often be used for other applications.
The data show that touchless and mobile, along with cloud-based access solutions and biometrics, will figure heavily into the future of physical access control systems. And, for many forward-thinking enterprises, the future is now.