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HID Identified Five Technology Trends Shaping Future Access Control in its Latest Report

CIO Insider Team | Wednesday, 3 July, 2024
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One of the world’s most trusted identity and physical access control solutions, HID identified five key trends that are shaping the future of access control in its latest 2024 State of Physical Access Control Report.

Prabhuraj Patil, Senior Director, Physical Access Control Solutions, ASEAN and India Subcontinent, HID, said, "As India accelerates its various digitization efforts in domains like smart cities, education, healthcare and so, the need for secure and seamless access control solutions has never been more critical.

“The 2024 State of Physical Access Control Report from HID underscores key technology trends, such as the increased adoption of mobile credentials, the focus on sustainability, and the rise of AI and biometrics, significantly shaping the future of access control in India”, added Patil.

Produced by IFSEC Global in partnership with HID, the report surveyed over 1,200 security professionals across the globe to paint a picture of an industry that has been going through considerable transformation. Conducted between November 2023 and January 2024, the survey reveals five trends, as follows:

Mobile Access and Digital ID Set to Become Ubiquitous
While physical ID is still prevalent within the access control industry, there is no doubt that mobile access credentials and digital IDs are quickly gaining ground.

Open Standards Driving Smart Buildings Phenomenon
As the report shows, almost half of organizations (48 percent) already have access control/badge scanning systems in place to monitor building usage throughout the day, at least to some extent. Additionally, 43 percent of respondents cited smart buildings and flexible workspaces being among the top three trends shaping the wider access control industry. Integration with other business functions was also listed by one in three respondents (32 percent) as another top trend.

Sustainability Becoming a Greater Influence on Business Decisions
Sustainability is playing a significant role in access control with nearly two thirds (63 percent) of respondents citing that those with responsibility for sustainability have either some influence or are fully consulted when it comes to upgrading physical access control systems.

Prabhuraj Patil, Senior Director, Physical Access Control Solutions, ASEAN and India Subcontinent, HID, said, "As India accelerates its various digitization efforts in domains like smart cities, education, healthcare and so, the need for secure and seamless access control solutions has never been more critical.

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence for Analytics Use Cases
Asked if they are looking to incorporate AI/machine learning into their access control solutions, 38 percent stated they were (although the same percentage said they were unsure of the benefits). Only 23 percent said they didn’t have any plans to incorporate AI technologies.

Growing Role of Biometrics – Especially Contactless Solutions
By 2031 the worldwide market for biometrics is expected to reach $136.18 billion while the global facial recognition market alone is predicted to grow to $16.74 billion by 2030, up from $3.83 billion in 2020. That’s a CAGR of 16 percent from 2021 to 2030.

“By leveraging advanced technologies and integrating with other systems, our solutions enable a more proactive approach to public safety, helping to create urban environments that are both secure and accessible for all citizens. We remain committed to supporting India's vision of smarter and safer cities as well as public spaces through continued innovation in access control and identity management."

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