Busting the myths around wireless access control

EXPERT OPINION. Let’s begin with something that’s hardly front-page news: the market potential for wireless access control is huge. At January’s Intersec exhibition forecasts of 15% annual growth in the Middle East region alone were suggested. ASSA ABLOY’s own data predicts that wireless locks could make up 30% of the total market within a decade. The potential is there. But when ASSA ABLOY worked with IFSECglobal.com last year on a major market survey of security managers, industry insiders and decision-makers, we encountered some big surprises. https://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/busting-the-myths-around-wireless-access-control/

Extending ethernet capabilities

Hailed as a watershed innovation when first standardized in 2003, Power over Ethernet (PoE) offers a way of supplying electricity to network devices over standard Ethernet data cables. A convenient and affordable way to power up network devices such as wireless access points and security cameras, PoE eliminates the need for separate electrical power lines to each device. https://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/extending-ethernet-capabilities/

No limits for intelligent readers

Card readers were once highly proprietary and difficult to install, and they mainly served the single purpose of granting access to a building or a section within a building. Today, card readers and controllers are becoming network appliances and as such may play a vital role in a company’s business system, according to Dave Adams, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Access Management at HID Global. https://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/no-limits-for-intelligent-readers/

Get the Edge

Intelligent access control has been around for some time – but traditionally, the brains of the operation were actually hidden in a mechanical room, where a controller managed multiple doors via miles of custom wiring. This approach could make adding new doors and upgrading systems costly – particularly since most components of the systems (except cards used for access) were proprietary. Accordingly, facilities wishing to add new features would often have to perform a ‘forklift upgrade’ and completely replace their systems. https://futurelab.assaabloy.com/en/get-the-edge/