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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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  • 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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  • Robert Brooks | January 04, 2018
    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 | January 03, 2018
    This 2017 study provides a comprehensive, detailed view of the Western European market for intruder alarms. This is the second edition covering the Western European market, and it comes as part of the series of reports by IHS Markit on the market for intrusion equipment.
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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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  • Jim Dearing | October 09, 2017
    This 2017 study provides in-depth analysis of the up-and-coming market for mobile access control solutions and credentials. The report provides readers with a detailed view of the current level of “mobile-readiness” within the existing access control equipment install base, in addition to projections for how this will change during the next five years.
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  • Edition Year: 2017-2018
    Anna Sliwon | September 18, 2017
    This 2017 study provides a comprehensive, detailed view of the world market for intruder alarms. This is the eighth edition in the series of reports by IHS Markit on the market for intrusion equipment.
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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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