Access control smart cards have been present in the access control market for many years, used across a variety of market verticals, including education, healthcare, lodging, mercantile, office, public assembly, warehousing, storage, and others.
Today access control is evolving from the simple yes/no check gate response system we know today to one that can be integrated to include other services and systems. The evolution is presenting a significant tie-in and convergence opportunity with other technologies and services, most notably within the smart cities and building automation domains, leaning on access control credentials as a means of further automating systems and personalizing experiences.
ABI Research’s Next-Generation Physical Access Control Technologies and Opportunities report covers a wide range of technologies including smart cards, RFID tags, Biometrics, BYOD and their affiliated technologies in a comprehensive study outlining how the access control market has developed and should direct itself in the coming years. The report will summarise some of the methods in which to harness access control, in order to expand and diversify into new related IoT and smart city end markets and services. The report also covers a wide range of key ecosystem players including G&D, Gemalto, IDEMIA, Infineon, Next Biometrics, Fingerprint Cards, Idex Biometrics, NXP, STMicroelectronics, HID Global and Valid providing commentary on market activities, product portfolios, and strategies.