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The vast majority of the installed base of access control readers, panels and electronic locks is in the form of credentials—not surprising given the requirement that each user possess a card or pass. Although making up a majority of the market, credentials growth is slowing because turnover is high, with employees moving through jobs and people misplacing credentials cards or passes.

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Primary analysis on the equipment market encompassing readers, panels, credentials, software and electronic locks, with additional analysis on wireless devices, open standards and protocols, and project size.
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    This report examines the global market for the equipment and building management system (BMS) platforms installed in building projects and analyzes significant trends, threats and opportunities for growth impacting this market through 2022. BMS platforms include any computer-based control system that monitors some or all of the building’s mechanical and electrical systems, including a building’s energy, security and life safety domains.
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    Jacky Zhang | January 10, 2018
    This is the first edition of the IHS Markit report on physical security in the city surveillance market. The aim of this report is to give end-users insight into the key risks, critical success factors, and challenges that they face in identifying, specifying, and operating physical security solutions.
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    This 2018 study provides a comprehensive, detailed overview of the global market for Vehicle Entrance Control Equipment. This is the fifth edition of the study. The goal of this report is to provide market and technical executives with an up-to-date, thorough assessment of the market and to forecast the impact of significant trends over the next five years.
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  • Anna Sliwon | February 28, 2018
    The aim of IHS Markit in writing this report is to provide marketing and technical executives with an up-to-date, comprehensive assessment of the market, and to forecast the impact of significant trends affecting demand over the next five years. The report provides detailed estimates of market revenues and shipments in 2017 and forecasts growth for the years 2018 to 2022. This is the third edition of the Access Control as a Service market report.
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  • Jim Dearing | February 06, 2018
    An unprecedented study on the growing cybersecurity threat to modern electronic access control systems.
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    Oliver Philippou | October 18, 2017
    As an element of the Security Vertical Applications Intelligence Service, this database provides comprehensive estimates and forecasts of the market segmented by a broad range of criteria including equipment type, vertical market, geographic region, and service type.
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  • Icon Principal Analyst
    Blake Kozak is a principal analyst with the Security and Building Technologies group within IHS.
  • Icon Associate Director, Access Control & Fire
    Justin Siller is an associate director for the access control & fire group at IHS. Justin joined IHS in 2008 and since 2011 has managed the group with direct responsibility for setting the strategic direction of this group and managing the respective team of analysts.
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