Research and analysis of the global access control market in 2016

2016-06-30 00:00

According to foreign research results, the global access control market grew by 6.6% in 2015 and is expected to grow by 7.2% in 2016. Global gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by 2.6% and total construction spending to increase by 3.3% over the same period, both of which will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the access control market.


Black Koza, chief analyst of IHS (IHSglobalinsight), analyzed that electronic access control products have become a public demand due to security threats due to physical and logical factors. New physical and logical access control, mobile certificates, in the current market. The development of biometric technology and cloud-based technology will force access control enterprises to keep up with the ever-changing technological development of the market.


The development of the biometric market

In the 2015 research report, in addition to the rapid growth of web-based solutions and wireless electronic locks with remote management functions, the global biometrics market has also ushered in a peak of development, which is expected to grow by 9% in 2016 and achieve double-digit rapid growth in 2017.



In addition to web-based solutions with remote management capabilities and wireless electronic locks, biometrics also experienced strong growth in 2015. The global biometrics market will grow by 9% in 2016, compared with double-digit growth expectations in 2017. Although biometric products have been in the market for ten years of development, it is only in recent years that their growth has been in line with market estimates.



Slowly rising open standards

According to the research report, global access control open standards, software and integration developments will improve in 2016. For standards, despite years of discussion, progress in openness has been slow. Many companies continue to deploy and promote open standards and open APIs for their products, and this will improve in 2016.


Although open standards have been discussed for several years, progress has been slow. Many companies continue to deploy and promote their own forms of open standards and open APIs, and the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance (PSIA) and the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) are working with other industries to standardize the access control market.


Despite these efforts, it is believed that the access control market will become an area with open standards in the security industry due to its particularity (privatization) compared to other areas of security. In the burglar alarm market, the creation of open standards began in 2015, and in mid-2016 we will see exciting news – Z-Wave will be UL certified in the fourth quarter. In addition, the field of access control software and integration will also become the focus, and access control suppliers will increase investment in these areas to form a differentiated competitive advantage of their own products.


It's not just about visitor control

Similar to the video surveillance market, today's users no longer want to obtain simple security access control access control products, consistent with the flexible use of video data, access control collected data can improve building operation efficiency and add new security products through data collection, to ensure a safe building environment. By monitoring abnormal data and unexpected situations, we can prevent potential malicious acts through computer and network control.


"We expect continued positive results for the remainder of the access control market, as end users look to protect their assets in an uncertain market." Thanks to innovations and technological improvements, access control vendors, integrators and resellers are able to offer customized and turnkey solutions, sales opportunities and repeat business from electronic locks, mobile certificates and professional monitoring services. Blackkoza concluded.


Blake Koza believes that in 2016, the access control market will still achieve steady growth. "Because users protect their assets in a market full of security threats, coupled with the improvement of innovative technology, equipment suppliers, integrators and dealers can provide customized and holistic solutions that can easily expand the scope of services to wireless electronic locks, mobile certificates, professional monitoring services, etc."


Current situation of China's access control market

In China's access control market, thanks to the projects of smart communities and banks, safe cities and smart cities in recent years, domestic access control system products exceeded the 9 billion yuan mark in 2014, and A&S estimates that the market size will grow at an annual growth rate of 20%-40%.



In vertical markets such as government departments, financial industries, smart communities, factories, commercial buildings, and hospitals, the demand for access control is increasing year by year, especially in government agencies and banking and finance, occupying half of the access control market.



With the development of the consumer market and third- and fourth-tier cities, the demand for access control products is still strong, and at the same time more demanding requirements for access control technology, as an important part of the security system, with the promotion of smart cities, the future business opportunities are limitless, but the real can share this cake, but must belong to enterprises with technical strength and overall solutions.


                                                                                                                    (Source: Security Knowledge Network)