To understand what the future of access control holds, you have to assess emerging trends in the field and anticipate the technology that will continue to shape these systems. The latest access control technology is sleek, powerful, and — as you’ll soon notice — primarily powered by mobile devices.
Here are the top 5 most popular access control technology trends in 2022:
- Multi-factor authentication
- Cloud-based systems
More and more (A-C) providers are opening their APIs so that their products can integrate with others easily. Devices that integrate with each other essentially “talk” to one another, therefore allowing systems to share data and interface with third-party platforms.
By choosing access control products that integrate with other property technologies, you’ll create efficiencies that streamline your daily operations. For example, integrating your access control system with your building’s smart locks will allow you (and your tenants) to manage both devices from one app or platform. This can save time while creating much-desired conveniences for residents.
2. Multi-factor authentication
Security concerns are at an all-time high as hackers, phishing attempts, and scamming efforts barrage the public. As a result, people are seeking ultra-secure technologies that protect them from these threats.
Multi-factor authentication (also called two-factor authentication or 2FA) is a type of authentication technology that requires users to present two or more forms of identity verification. In other words, someone who wants to gain access must have more than one credential or multiple sources that prove their identity.
Systems with multi-factor authentication enhance security by making it harder for unauthorized people to gain access. And multi-factor authentication can be used to protect both physical and digital assets.
3. Mobile access control
An estimated 6.4 billion people in the world own a smartphone. That statistic alone helps illustrate why mobile access control is quickly becoming the norm.
And it’s not just that more and more people are using smartphones — smartphones are simultaneously getting smarter every year. Today, people use their smartphones for everything from ordering food to finding a date. So, access control providers are growing wise to this trend and turning smartphones into keys.
Using a smartphone to unlock doors and manage access to buildings is the future. So if you’re seeking a system for a new development or a retrofit, your best bet is to choose a mobile system.
4. Cloud-based systems
Technology has made it easier than ever to control who can enter your property and when. And cloud-based technology has simplified the process of actually managing your access control system.
With a cloud-based system, you can ditch the cumbersome, expensive on-site server and instead host your data in the cloud. As a result, you’ll enjoy automatic data backups and software updates. You can also manage the system from anywhere, on any device.
Cloud-based systems are so popular because they’re easier to manage, and they save you both time and money. More and more products entering the market are powered with cloud-based software.
5. Video access control
Thanks to its security-enhancing nature, video access control is gaining speed in 2022. With a video system, tenants can actually see who’s requesting access before letting them in. That visual confirmation can be the difference between granting access to a trusted friend or colleague and a complete stranger.
Most video access control systems come in the form of a video intercom. These systems allow visitors to request access from residents via a video call. That way, residents can see and talk to guests before letting them in. The best video systems are also mobile systems, meaning residents answer video calls and manage access from their smartphones.
- There are three main types are physical, mechanical, and digital.
- Access control technology can be divided into communication technologies (RFID, near-field communication, and Bluetooth) and infrastructure technologies (IP, PoE, and CAT6)
- In 2022, the best and most powerful access control systems offer integrations, multi-factor authentication, mobile access, cloud-based management, and video capabilities.
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