Security Dealer & Integrator

NOV 2018

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November 2018 www.SecurityInfoWatch.com / Security Dealer & Integrator 37 2018 STATE OF THE SECURIT Y INDUSTRY REPORT Access the full report online at www.securityinfowatch.com/12432021 Sponsored by HID Impact of Mobile Apps Respondents were asked what impact mobile apps will have on your integrated solutions within the next 3 years. Here are their responses in order of priority. Mobile apps will be a major driver of our portfolio and technology choices 47.1% Mobile apps will complement our existing services, but are not a primary consideration 52.7% Integrators Show Little Change in Mobile Strategies The advent of the Cloud has reshaped the physical security industry. It has been integrated with physical security - from monitoring and video sur veillance to access control and digital badging. Globally, the market reached a record high of 17.5 billion connected devices in 2017. By 2023, that number is expected to increase to 31.6 billion (Source: Ericsson Mobility Report, November 2017). Mobile devices are now an indispensable tool for residential customers controlling their Smart Homes. On the commercial side, the Gartner "Predicts 2017 " report forecasts that 20% of organizations will drop traditional ID cards in favor of using mobile credentials by 2020. This growing trust aligns with the proliferation of cloud-based physical access control systems (PACs) that allow entry. Integrators may eventually move away from proprietar y access control to cheaper, more efficient open systems in the cloud. As one integrator said; " Within the systems integration industry, the availability of quality mobile applications and products enrich our ability to sell on-system usability and flexibility. We take great pride providing our clients with true end-to-end solutions that encompass the various technologies and disciplines required to design and implement modern physical security and intelligent building systems. Mobile technologies and products represent a critical part of an end-to-end solution that enhance the user experience and break down connectivity barriers." Our respondents said the impact mobile apps would have on their integrated solutions within the next 3 years was essentially the same as 2017. 52.7% said that mobile apps will complement existing ser vices but will not be a primary consideration, while 47% saw mobile apps becoming a major driver of their portfolio of technolog y choices. "Within the systems integration industry, the availability of quality mobile applications and products enrich our ability to sell on-system usability and flexibility."

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