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JUL 2019

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JULY/AUGUST 2019 | ACCESS CONTROL Trends And Technology S9 their current management system, without costly add-ons. Today’s end users are also demanding convenience and seamless connectivity from device-to-device. They want to know what the system will do, how much it will cost to operate and how it is suited to technology refresh and upgrade strategies. They are well-versed in their risk management profiles and look to select a holistic solution that meets their current and upcoming objectives. In physical access control systems (PACS), which have advanced rapidly in areas such as the cloud and integrations for video and intrusion, the next logical step is the ability to support emerging devices and peripherals. Open protocols, standards and industry-accepted conformant products that focus on unbridled interoperability between manufacturers and vendors will be critical as advanced technology, such as analytics and ancillary devices, enter the realm of physical security and access control. Smart Cities, Buildings and Spaces According to Statista, a provider of market and consumer data, in 2019, the total installed base of Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices was expected to reach 26 billion; by 2025 the research company projects the number to amount to more than 75 billion worldwide. Statista defines the loT as a “vast network of smart objects which work together in collecting data and autonomously performing actions.” This network connects people to everyday things in their lives, whether it’s their home automation system, video cameras or access control notifications. Now and in the future, the term loT will encompass a dizzying array of smart objects working together to gather and analyze data and information—and automatically performing the designated actions. Machine to machine (M2M) technology, as well as deep learning and artificial intelligence will further escalate this trend. IP physical access control is also seeing increased market interest for innovative new identification technology and door control solutions such as license plate recognition; iris, fingerprint and facial recognition; mobile credentials/wireless locks; door interface units and input/output (I/O) and relay

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