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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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  • David Gonzalez | November 05, 2019
    The door automation market, which includes equipment such as sliding doors, was estimated to be worth over $7 billion in 2018. The retail industry was the second largest end user of door automation products, and the market for these products is rapidly evolving thanks to the rise of e-commerce.
  • Bryan Montany | September 30, 2019
    In the world of electronic access control systems, hardware has traditionally reigned supreme, the principal actor in granting or denying entry and passage into homes, buildings, and other physical spaces where access is sought. In this old paradigm, software typically played a secondary role, installed directly onto local control panels with its functionality limited to basic incident-reporting for security managers.
  • Bryan Montany | September 09, 2019
    The global market for mobile credentials experienced nearly 150% growth between 2017 and 2018. Over four million new mobile credentials were downloaded in 2018. Mobile credentials are the fastest growing product type in access control systems. In spite of this dynamic growth, mobile credentials will not replace the continued use of physical cards to enter a majority of facilities worldwide in the next decade.


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  • Sam Lucero | November 20, 2019
    This market brief provides a concise assessment of the global market opportunity for Internet of Things (IoT) platforms used to enable smart city applications. Throughout the report we use the term “smart city platforms” rather than “IoT platforms for smart cities”.
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  • Bryan Montany | November 01, 2019
    This is the first edition of a study that analyzes recent market trends and developments in the market for electronic access control software. This report provides unprecedented data relating to the unique features, integrations and pricing models that software accommodates and also offers in-depth analysis of the competitive environment for software licenses.
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  • Bryan Montany | October 31, 2019
    This is the second edition of the Access Control Intelligence Service's deep-dive coverage of the Middle Eastern market. This study provides a thorough and comprehensive analysis of sales of electronic access control equipment into the Middle East, including quantitative data and reflections on trends specific to the access control markets in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Turkey.
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  • Sam Lucero | December 10, 2019
    Market forecasts of the cumulative volume of devices under management by IoT platforms and the resulting annual platform service revenue. These forecasts are global in scope, segmented by region, platform type, and device type, and cover the period from 2015 to 2030.
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  • Sam Lucero | December 10, 2019
    Comprehensive list of hundreds of IoT platform vendors, filterable by numerous criteria, including platform type, platform introduction (year), funding type, headquarters location, number of employees, and more.
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    Anna Sliwon | September 10, 2019
    This 2019 study provides a comprehensive, detailed view of the world market for intruder alarms. This is the tenth edition in the series of reports by IHS Markit on the market for intruder alarm equipment.
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  • Icon Principal Analyst, Smart Home and Security Technology
    Blake Kozak is a principal analyst with the Security and Building Technologies group within IHS Markit.
  • Icon Research Director, Home & Building Technologies
    Mr. Justin Siller is the research director responsible for the home, building and city technologies group at IHS Markit.
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