State of the Access Control Market in 2019
Security integrators and manufacturers see renewed interest from end users in the features, benefits and use cases access control can provide, and are starting to see an uptick in retrofits and upgrades.
By Karyn Hodgson
Managing Editor, SDM Magazine
As seen in SDM Magazine
For decades the dominant story in access control has been that it was a victim of its own success: that is, customers were reluctant to change out what was still working—even 15 or 20 years on—and didn't see the benefit in spending the money to upgrade, even for significantly new or different features. While still early days, according to many integrators and manufacturers, this attitude is definitely starting to shift. In fact, for the first time in a long while, more integrators are talking about the growth of upgrades and retrofits for access control. What is driving this trend?