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We are no longer looking to the future, we are living the future now. Due to the pandemic, the way we see security and access has forever been changed and it has propelled us more and more into the futuristic world of tomorrow. There are astonishing trends lined up for 2022 and it is sure to be the most exciting year in the access control technology world yet.
Mobile technology has revolutionized every aspect of our lives: the way we eat, the way we meet people, the way we travel, the way we shop, and especially, the way we enter our homes. Virtual keys are increasingly replacing physical keys or key cards for homes, buildings, shops, and numerous amounts of commercial buildings and properties as well.
Access control technology will continue to advance over the years until it becomes the most popular way to enter our dwellings, and coupled with smart technology, it’s only a matter of time. This is, after all, the decade of mobile technology.
Cloud-based computing is constantly growing, almost like its own universe expanding in size as more and more information is floating into cyberspace. The cloud requires low infrastructure investments whilst offering many advantages to our daily lives, and especially, to businesses.
In the access control security field, cloud-based technology is growing widely with more and more access controls moving to virtual modes such as smartphones, tablets, biometric access controls, and so on, replaced by and large the physical key cards.
The kind of security that was once only reserved for high security facilities is increasingly becoming the norm in private homes and commercial buildings of all kinds. In the upcoming years, we will see cloud-based access controls changing our lives in every way, allowing us to store even more data over time.
Multi-factor authentication, also known as MFA, is becoming more and more prevalent, especially since 2020, with an increasing number of employees working from home rather than the office. MFA protects information by requiring 2 or more factors to identify whether a person can access certain data.
This has become progressively more visible as an access control trend. To enter a premise, a person needs to show or offer 2 or more types of identification before gaining access. An example of this in the access control world would be needing to use a smartphone and a fingerprint to gain entry.
Even before the coronavirus, touchless everything was becoming a popular trend. Fewer people than ever would rather not have to press buttons or touch public doors to swipe keycards. Proximity card readers for access control systems are the access control trend of the decade.
In the near future, touching door handles or pressing elevator buttons will seem like an unnecessary risk. This technology is becoming less expensive and is therefore taking the access control security world by storm.
Biometric access controls read biological data from humans to identify whether we are granted access or not. This is not just one of the most convenient access controls, but also the one that features the highest security level.
These readers will identify people using a variety of methods, most commonly fingerprint and iris recognition. This makes areas with a lot of foot traffic easy and fast to control such as doors, turnstiles, and elevators. This is the future of security technology and will become more popular in the next few years.
From Microsoft office to Netflix subscriptions, technology has set a stage where buying goods and services online has become as easy as possible. In the access control security world, cloud-based services offer enormous innovative packages at nominal monthly fees that allow any business to focus on their day-to-day and let the professionals monitor security remotely.
This allows for more control and flexibility for businesses when it comes to security solutions. This future security technology is available today and many industries are already taking advantage of it.
The abilities that technological advancements have given us in recent decades are astounding. Nothing has revolutionized our world more than being able to connect devices to applications, data, files across the cloud, and back into the real world.
Hybrid integrated platforms, also known as a HIP, have paved the road to access control security due to the ease with which they let us communicate with devices and share data. Integrated control technology and access control systems walk hand in hand to ensure that we will enter a safer future.
This is the most popular access control trend that we have all already experienced. 2022 will see the rise of video access control systems in private homes and commercial buildings alike.
This type of access control system allows every entry request to be recorded in real-time and visually before granting someone access to a property. We can see this type of system in cameras that come equipped with 2-way audio and video transmission allowing the 2 parties at opposite ends to communicate remotely before giving someone access.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning were once part of the sci-fi world but are now becoming a real trend in our everyday lives. For example, an AI-powered access control system can identify threatening situations and hazards and react accordingly, as it is self-learning.
The internet of things, also known as IoT, describes any object or device that has embedded sensors that can allow it to connect to the internet using software and other technologies. This is the latest access control technology advancement that will make security readily accessible to everyone everywhere. Intelligent door locking systems are the cornerstone of IoT access control systems.
The future waits for no one, don’t be left behind in the past, walk into a future that offers security via technological advancements. There is no time to wait! We live in an ever-changing world, and we must protect what means the most to us. Please contact us at Forbel for the utmost security in the modern access control solutions that you deserve.